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Market Cap
702,793,073 USD
24h Volume
41,886,500 USD
Circulating Supply
4,210,081 ZEC
Max Supply
4,210,081 ZEC
Zcash Overview
Zcash is a cryptocurrency aimed at using cryptography to provide enhanced privacy for its users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The Zerocoin protocol was improved and transformed into the Zerocash system, which was then developed into the Zcash cryptocurrency in 2016. Development of protocol improvements and the reference implementation is led by the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, colloquially referred to as Zcash Company. The founder and CEO of Zcash Company is Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn. Its founding team includes cryptographer Matthew D. Green from Johns Hopkins University. Roger Ver was one of Zcash Company's initial investors.
Consensus Method
Proof Of Work
Status of Project
Fully Working Product
Coin Age
20 months
Block Processing
Emission Rate
Proportional To Network Activity
Community size
Open Source
Zooko Wilcox
Nathan Wilcox
Team Memberes
14 member, 8 developers
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Overwinter Ahead: What Should Happen When Zcash's First Hard Fork Hits
Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash is about to undergo its first-ever hard fork.
Zcash Thinks It Can Change That
On the eve of the Zcash Foundation's first major gathering, cryptocurrency aficionados worldwide are watching to see if the year-old non-profit can rehabilitate a long-maligned model of governance.
Zcash Pays Off Angry Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split
In a forum post published Tuesday, the sole maintainer of the Windows zcash wallet software, D. Jane Mercer, said he was going to cease development of the clients and release a zcash competitor "Rebranded as another coin," if he didn't get further funding for his work.
Crypto's War On Miners? It Might Already Be Over
Driving the defense is the ideological belief that lacking sufficient competitors, ASIC manufacturer Bitmain commands too substantial a portion of the network share, a market reality that threatens to undermine the open, decentralized participation that cryptocurrencies strive for.
New Zcash Software Sets Stage for 'Sapling' Upgrade
The development team of the zcash cryptocurrency has released new software that contains support elements of the network's planned Sapling upgrade, set to take place later this year.
Zcash Powers of Tau Privacy Ceremony Successful
Zcash is one of the first cryptocurrency to build privacy into a blockchain-based currency.
Zcash Completes 'Powers of Tau' Privacy Ceremony
Zcash is one step closer to undertaking an upcoming hardfork with the completion of its Powers of Tau ceremony.
The Anti-ASIC Revolt: Just How Far Will Crypto's Hardware War Go?
Designed specifically to enable operators to earn a greater share of their networks' rewards, "Application specific integrated circuits," or ASICs, have emerged to mine a handful of cryptocurrencies that were previously only able to be secured by those using GPU hardware.