Zcash (ZEC)

Bitcoin copy with privacy feature


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Zcash Short Description

ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency.

It uses the Equihash as an algorithm, which is an asymmetric memory-hard Proof of Work algorithm based on the generalized birthday problem. It relies on high RAM requirements to bottleneck the generation of proofs and making ASIC development unfeasible. ZCash uses zero-knowledge Succinct Non-interactive Arguments of Knowledge (zk-SNARKs) to ensure that all information (sender, receiver, amount) is encrypted, without the possibility of double-spending.

The only information that is revealed regarding transactions is the time in which they take place..


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Organization: [ "Data Protected", "Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc." ]
Name: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "Whois Agent (003253571)" ]
Country: US
City: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "Kirkland" ]
Zipcode: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "98083" ]
Address: [ "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY", "PO Box 639", "C/O z.cash" ]
Mail: abuse@enom.com
Creation date: 2015-12-22
Expiration date: 2021-12-22
Nameserver: rodney.ns.cloudflare.com

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Zcash Whitepaper

Zcash is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency that provides strong privacy protections. Shielded transactions hide the sender, recipient, and value on the blockchain. If Bitcoin is like http for money, Zcash is https—a secure transport layer. For the first 4 years, Zcash's founders get 20% of the block rewards, effectively making 10% of total supply (2.1 million ZEC).

The whitepaper of Zcash is 56 Pages long.

The most influencial keywords are: Transacting, Coin, Computation, Computes, Corresponding transaction, Pages, Pour, Proofs, Blocks, and Output.

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  • 2.) ZClassic

    Zclassic is a fork of Zcash, developer decided to take another path by removing the 20% fee. Miners are simply earning their fair reward, community believe they deserve it, and the coin development can be supported by the themselves.

  • 3.) Horizen

    Horizen is an inclusive ecosystem where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions. Horizen’s massively scalable platform enables businesses and developers to quickly and affordably create their own public or private blockchains on the largest node network in the industry. Horizen’s Sidechain SDK provides all necessary components for easy and fast deployment of a fully customizable blockchain.


Zcash Product Analysis

Zcash was founded back in October 2016. Its source code was released publicly on github on November 2014 under the Other license.
Organization wise, Zcashs Development is Semi-centralized and is being developed under the lead of Nathan Wilcox.

The consensus on which the Zcash network is run is called Proof of Work, while the underlying algorithm is called Equihash.
In the current state of Zcash currently is Working product

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Zcash Communities & Events

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Official Twitter account for Zcash

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*The ECC weekly update* Happy weekend, everyone. https://t.co/Mru2bPDBJ0 15 favorite
We're thrilled to announce our newest board member, @CryptoGPS! https://t.co/9ghIqzqkfi #Zcash $ZEC 47 favorite
Reserve your spot! @zooko is part of a great lineup, that includes @Snowden, @EFF's Cindy Cohn, @audreyt, @brianbehlendorf and more over three days. https://t.co/2T2xtBKCnn 61 favorite
On today's Arborist Call we’ll be discussing ECC’s proposed features for NU5, which include the first phase of Halo on #Zcash, and pool deprecation thoughts and strategies. [22:30 UTC] https://t.co/XQYiS579RI 36 favorite
If you're new to #Zcash, the @Coinbase Earn videos provide a great intro, and they're just a couple minutes each. They aren't giving out $ZEC rewards at the moment, but knowledge is power, as they say. 🧠⚡️📢 https://t.co/SvaZeTwEvY 69 favorite
*The #Zcash model* for CBDC. 🤔 https://t.co/uk6LTNYU4U 43 favorite
Event alert: "Lessons from Anonymous Message Boards," a @mozillafestival workshop with ECC's @elenita_tweets, Thursday, March 11, 17:00 UTC. https://t.co/YarF1QDwfq 16 favorite
You can learn about our proposed #Zcash NU5 features, progress wrt Ledger integration (woo hoo, @_zondax_ !) and more in our weekly update. https://t.co/FOGDAp0PGW 40 favorite
NU5: Halo creates fertile ground for new #Zcash-inclusive solutions, with the potential to surpass the importance of ECC's previous work w/ zero-knowledge proofs. Proposals are subject to community approval and the outcome of security audits. https://t.co/25Vyq93CXa 98 favorite
Our #Zcash metrics page has been updated. The privacy set continues to grow, and the total number of transactions is trending up for the quarter. https://t.co/J1OnIPjK66 https://t.co/6rl2edY92Z 24 favorite

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Zcash Github Analysis

Code Updates (Commits)

Every change to the codebase of Zcash is registered as a commit. More active projects have many commits, dead projects nearly none.

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Extending a project results in many new lines of code. Changing existing code results in nearly the same amount of additions and deletions. Projects that are growing show a large number of code additions with relatively few deletions.

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Zcash Price Prediction

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Zcash Team

Zcash Team Leader

Zooko Wilcox - Founder and ceo
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority.

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Zcash Markets

# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Binance ZEC/USDT $ 148.3864 $ 18,896,294 check
# 2 Binance ZEC/BTC $ 148.0240 $ 4,889,369 check
# 3 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USD $ 148.3800 $ 3,171,344 check
# 4 Kraken ZEC/USD $ 148.7400 $ 2,354,253 check
# 5 Bitfinex ZEC/USD $ 149.0000 $ 932,710 check
# 6 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USDC $ 148.0762 $ 601,433 check
# 7 Binance ZEC/BUSD $ 148.3056 $ 512,433 check
# 8 Coinbase Pro ZEC/BTC $ 147.9094 $ 429,780 check
# 9 Kraken ZEC/EUR $ 148.6646 $ 358,419 check
# 10 Binance ZEC/USDC $ 148.9044 $ 257,687 check


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