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. 

The price of ZEC surged to $243.84 following Silbert’s announcement but has still fallen more than 20% since reaching a six-month high of more than $300 on Thur...
ZCash surges 7% after Digital Currency Group CEO announces $85M purchase
Turner Wright
Altcoin Watch
Bitcoin price is still pinned below $60,000, but the recovery in ETH and altcoins suggests that the current correction could be coming to an end.
Key data points suggest the crypto market’s short-term correction is over
Marcel Pechman
Market Update
Fits and starts below crucial resistance at $60,000 continue with Bitcoin’s RSI due to rebound.
Bitcoin sees fresh split-second spikes as analysts say ‘almost time’ for BTC uptick
William Suberg
Altcoin Watch
The massive upside move comes as a part of a rebound that started Nov. 19 after Electric Coin Company discussed the prospects of moving Zcash to proof-of-stake.
ZEC price jumps 20% in one day as Zcash devs unveil transition to proof-of-stake
Yashu Gola
Market Analysis
Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange.
Evolve or die: How smart contracts are shifting the crypto sector’s balance of power
Jordan Finneseth
One of the most fully decentralized blockchain projects is holding a contest offering zk-SNARKS developers $250,000 in rewards to develop use cases.
These zk-SNARKS contests offer $250K rewards for Zcash privacy protocol
Connor Sephton
Altcoin Watch
New partnerships and protocol upgrades back the strong rallies seen in Horizen, Hedget and Zcash over the past few months.
Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Hedget (HGET) soar as altcoins lift off
Rakesh Upadhyay
Hydroelectric energy will power a new Bitcoin mining pool following Argo's partnership with DMG Blockchain.
Argo Blockchain to launch clean energy Bitcoin mining pool
Greg Thomson

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