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Market Cap
748,232,792 USD
24h Volume
403,500,384 USD
Circulating Supply
6,789,869 ZEC
Max Supply
6,789,869 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
32 months
Block Processing
Emission Rate
Proportional To Network Activity
Community size
Open Source
Zooko Wilcox
Nathan Wilcox
Team Memberes
28 member, 13 developers
Zcash News
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Zcash Rolls Out New Software Client to Bolster Network Health
Nonprofit organization The Zcash Foundation has partnered with blockchain company Parity Technologies to release a new, open source software client for the cryptocurrency Zcash, according to a press release on June 17.
Ex-Employee Sues Startup Behind Zcash for $2M Over Unpaid Stock
A former employee, Simon Liu, is suing the former Zerocoin Electric Coin Company for $2 million over unpaid shares, breach of contact, and damages, according to court documents.
Ex-Employee Sues Zcash Operator in $2 Million Lawsuit Over Unpaid Stocks
The company behind cryptocurrency zcash is facing a $2 million legal challenge over unpaid shares, documents originally filed on May 29 confirm.
Mining pool censorship could make Zcash "mostly unusable"
There is evidence that the second largest Zcash mining pool is censoring shielded transactions.
Will privacy coins beat Bitcoin? Analysis of Monero, Zcash, Verge, Komodo, and Grin
Relative to BTC, will privacy coins fare any better? Using two indicators-support resistance levels and moving averages-it is possible to assess the outlook for Monero, Zcash, Verge, Komodo, and Grin.Indicators.
Ripple's Xpring and Firm Behind Zcash Among Investors in Privacy-Focused Crypto Startup
Ripple's fundraising arm Xpring announced in a blog post on April 17 that it has joined several companies to invest in Bolt Labs, a startup aiming to deliver "Instant, cheap and private payments" by adding a layer of anonymity to existing networks.
Crypto Exchange Emphasizes Privacy by Offering Coin Conversions Without an Account
A cryptocurrency exchange says it is prioritizing the privacy of its users - eliminating the "Tedious" registration steps imposed by other websites.
Zooko Wilcox Envisions 'Ambitious' Changes for Zcash Cryptocurrency
That's Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Electric Coin Company - the firm behind the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.
Zcash Exercises Restraint as the Antminer Z11 Release Approaches
Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of mining equipment, recently revealed the Antminer Z11 device for mining Zcash and other cryptocurrencies based on the Equihash algorithm, as reported by Cointelegraph on March 19.
New Bitmain Z11 Antminer Comes With Pledge to Preserve Values of Zcash
Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has released a new version of its Antminer Z series machines for Equihash algorithm coins, the company confirmed in a blog post on March 19.