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. 

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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
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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
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“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
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Some cryptocurrencies have retraced from their highs, back to prices seen several years ago.
Wish you bought Litecoin and other top alts at mid-2017 prices? Here’s your second chance
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-25T18:30:00+01:00
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London Stock Exchange-listed miner Argo Blockchain is mining 545% more Bitcoin than last year, with profits up 280%.
UK miner Argo reports 280% increase in revenue despite May’s Bitcoin halving
Marie Huillet
2020-09-09T12:36:00+01:00
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The implementation of this technology promises to remove the need for trusted setups.
The company behind Zcash just made its new source code public
Benjamin Pirus
2020-09-01T22:36:29+01:00
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Privacy coins are quietly being relegated to the fringes of the Blockchain space.
Australian exchanges delist privacy coins amid Chainalysis integration
Michael Kapilkov
2020-08-25T19:08:06+01:00
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ETC’s bad month isn’t over yet.
OKEx May Delist Ethereum Classic If It Doesn’t Upgrade Its Security
Michael Kapilkov
2020-08-14T19:57:00+01:00
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