Zcash News

Zcash (ZEC) is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency that allows anonymous “shielded” transactions using advanced cryptographic technology called zero-knowledge proofs. 

Zcash’s roots trace back to 2013 with “Zerocoin,” a proposed privacy extension of the Bitcoin protocol that was rejected by core developers for its novelty, computational cost and impractical implementation. 

The researchers and scientists behind the proposal pivoted to creating an entirely new cryptocurrency, “Zerocash” (now simply Zcash), hiring long-standing cryptography advocate and builder Zooko Wilcox as CEO of the Zcash Company. In 2017, the Zcash Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, was launched to further advance Zcash and its principles in the broader community while further decentralizing its development. 

In 2019, the Zcash Company rebranded itself as the Electric Coin Company and relinquished control of the Zcash trademark to the Zcash Foundation. 

Zcash development is currently focused on improving its core privacy features, creating a more accessible user experience, and building bridges and interoperability with other blockchains such as Ethereum. 

Analysis
Bitcoin has broken its all-time high and has more than doubled in value at the peak, but why have some other coins failed to keep up?
Too fast, too furious: Some major altcoins failed to match Bitcoin’s rally
António Madeira
2021-01-20T16:15:18+00:00
15781
Altcoin Watch
Zcash, Kusama and Hedget are a few of the projects seeing their token values increase due to the unique set of issues they address.
Zcash (ZEC), Kusama (KSM) and Hedget (HGET) soar as Bitcoin hits $40K
Rakesh Upadhyay
2021-01-14T21:28:55+00:00
11240
Analysis
Can privacy coins be better managed to satisfy both law enforcement interests and those who like the greater anonymity they provide?
Regulators dial up the heat: Dash, ZEC and Monero reach boiling point?
Andrew Singer
2021-01-10T11:36:21+00:00
41567
News
The upgrade establishes a development fund for the next four years and removes the controversial “Founders Reward.”
Zcash celebrates first halving with implementation of ‘Canopy’ upgrade
Jack Martin
2020-11-18T14:43:41+00:00
11228
News
“Dash is technically no more a ‘privacy coin’ than Bitcoin,” according to Perkins Coie. So why did Shapeshift delist it?
Dash objects to ShapeShift culling of privacy coins
Marie Huillet
2020-11-12T10:44:06+00:00
5631
News
Mina applies zk-SNARKs to Cardano's Ouroboros consensus to achieve scalability and decentralization.
This blockchain only needs 22 KB of data to be verified
Michael Kapilkov
2020-10-19T17:43:37+01:00
6965
News
A new Monero update brings improvements in performance, speed, and security amid increased scrutiny from law enforcement and developments from competitors
Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update
Husayn Hashim
2020-10-17T23:24:09+01:00
22822
News
“Regulators can get comfortable with privacy-enabling cryptos,” Gemini says.
Gemini crypto exchange adds shielded withdrawals for privacy coin Zcash
Helen Partz
2020-09-29T13:59:00+01:00
3857

Follow us on Facebook