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.
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ZCash Cockpit UI Wallet
A desktop-based Zcash (ZEC) wallet that runs on Linux only.
One of the series of Freewallets, for ZCash (ZEC) users, easy-to-use, offers basic functionality.
A multi-currency wallet that allows for the buying and selling of different coins using euros.
Uses a EasyDEX decentralized cryptocurrency exchange for a multitude of coins and tokens.
One of the few Android and IOS based multi-currency wallets that is open-source with a built-in exchange.
Multi-currency web wallet that features "shape shift" coin exchange and mobile versions as well.
Coinbase Adds Support for 2 More Cryptocurrencies in New York State
After dropping zcash in its U.K. operation last year, Coinbase has now added the privacy enhancing cryptocurrency in New York state.
Zcash Is Now on Binance Futures With New Perpetual Contract
Binance's futures platform is launching a Zcash-Tether perpetual contract with maximum leverage of up to 50x. An announcement from the exchange on Feb. 4 revealed that trading for the new ZEC/USDT contract will go live at 8.00 a.m. on Feb. 5.
Privacy on Ethereum: Aztec Protocol Launches on Mainnet
The Aztec privacy network has officially launched on the Ethereum blockchain on Feb. 1.
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Zcash's Funding Vote and the Woes of Decentralized Governance
Zcash co-founder Zooko Wilcox speaks on a panel at ETHDenver 2019.The zcash community has agreed to continue funding the development of its privacy coin, ZEC, as spearheaded by the Electric Coin Company and the Zcash Foundation, according to voting results published by the foundation Thursday.
The Unsolved Mystery of How to Fund Public Protocols
Gitcoin, BCash and Zcash all try different paths to fund public protocol development, plus the latest in CBDCs from Japan and Cambodia and Andrew Yang on crypto.
Zcash Community Approves New Mining Reward Distribution Scheme
"Grant participants will receive the largest portion of development funds which will further decentralize Zcash-related efforts. Stipulations were also introduced for formal accountability and reporting requirements of each participant."
Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund
A group of bitcoin cash miners is preparing a soft fork to redirect some of the block rewards into a new zcash-style development fund.
Tron to Include Zcash-Based Privacy Features, Announces Trusted Setup Ceremony
Tron is set to feature zero knowledge-based privacy through the work of the TRONZ team.
Zcash Poised to Finally Have Private Transactions on Mobile With SDK Release
The for-profit developer behind Zcash, Electric Coin Co., has released on Jan. 15 a set of resources to facilitate the implementation of shielded transactions on mobile.