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.
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Gate.io is a bitcoin exchange platform which supports BTC, LTC, Ethereum, Qtum and more blockchain assets
Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange with a focus on the Chinese market and other Chinese coins
Digital cryptocurrency exchange created by international FinTech company QUOINE
Specializes in the trading of bitcon and litecoin futures against USD/CNY.
Offers multiple CNY and USD to crypto pairs, not available in the U.S.
Korean cryptocurrency exchange
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.