Zcash (ZEC)

cryptocurrency
proof of work
equihash
privacy & security
mining
#31

Marketcap Ranking

36.23196 (0.5%) arrow_drop_up

Market Price (24h change)

285,330,504

Total Market Cap

3.5

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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: 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: 2019-12-22
Nameserver: rodney.ns.cloudflare.com

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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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Close Competitors

  • 1.) Komodo

    The Komodo Platform focuses on providing complete end-to-end blockchain solutions for developers of any level and any industry. It is simple yet powerful, offering customized blockchain solutions that are easy to deploy, and configurable to meet your needs.

  • 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

    Launched in 2017, Horizen’s leading-edge platform enables real-life uses outside of their cryptocurrency - ZEN. Horizen is a massively scalable general-purpose blockchain system that enables an unbounded and fully decentralized sidechain ecosystem. Horizen is creating an ecosystem with a censorship-resistant peer-to-peer network owned by its users, permissionless in participation, and constructed with incentives for endogenous growth. Horizen’s goal is to create a sidechain system that enables real-world applications to be mapped on a fully distributed, secure, privacy-preserving blockchain architecture, and sharing the use of ZEN as a well established and tradable token with real value. Such a system will allow developers the creation of decentralized applications implemented as sidechains to the Horizen main blockchain with their own logic and data.

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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 POW, while the underlying algorithm is called Equihash.
In the current state of Zcash currently is Working product

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Communities & Events

Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies expose your entire payment history to the public. Zcash is the first open, permissionless cryptocurrency that can fully protect the privacy of transactions using zero-knowledge cryptography.

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person 15,325 Subscribers
directions_run 273 Active Users
create 1 Daily Posts
speaker_notes 7 Daily Comments
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Welcome to ZCash

http://z.cash
http://twitter.com/zcashco
http://reddit.com/domain/z.cash
http://inviteme.z.cash (slack)
https://chat.zcashcommunity.com/

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person 1,548 Members
directions_run 99 Online
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Official Twitter account for Zcash

view_list @zcashco Channel
person 154 Followers
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LA Bit Conf 12.12.2019 Latin America Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference in Uruguay from Dec 12th - 13th.
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Google Trends Analysis


The Google Trends chart displays the search interest on google in Zcash relative to its peak over the last year. A rising chart shows growing interest int he project.

code Development Analysis

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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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Repository Numbers

star 4,091 Stars
remove_red_eye 425 Watchers
usb 1,594 Forks
sync_problem 937 Open Issues
border_color 0.09 % Comment Coverage
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Price Prediction

$ 35.64981 (-2.06%) arrow_drop_down

Predicted USD Market Price in 24h

$ 33.59273 (-7.71%) arrow_drop_down

Predicted USD Market Price in 14d

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Converter ZEC - USD

Convert between ZEC and USD with the live Zcash prices, aggregated from all big exchanges that trade Zcash.


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Market insights

Volume from exchanges is considered untrusted if the exchange has little reputation and no License but reports suspiciously high trading volume in particular coins.

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Team

Lead

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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Members (31)

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Nathan Wilcox

Cto

Andy Murray

Cfo

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Jack Gavigan

Coo

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Eli Ben-Sasson

Scientist

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Christina Garman

Scientist

Alessandro Chiesa

Scientist

Matthew Green

Scientist

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Ian Miers

Scientist

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Eran Tromer

Scientist

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Madars Virza

Scientist

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Daira Hopwood

Engineer & protocol designer

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Sean Bowe

Engineer

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Markets

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# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Binance ZEC/BTC $ 36.31888 $ 772,525 check
# 2 Binance ZEC/USDT $ 36.34013 $ 665,512 check
# 3 Bittrex ZEC/BTC $ 36.10737 $ 119,365 check
# 4 Bitfinex ZEC/USD $ 35.84700 $ 87,544 check
# 5 Coinbase Pro ZEC/USDC $ 36.38310 $ 83,033 check
# 6 Poloniex ZEC/BTC $ 36.31031 $ 70,454 check
# 7 Binance ZEC/ETH $ 36.34485 $ 51,082 check
# 8 Binance ZEC/USDC $ 36.31210 $ 44,104 check
# 9 Coinbase Pro ZEC/BTC $ 36.19028 $ 32,207 check
# 10 Gemini ZEC/USD $ 35.70000 $ 30,160 check

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