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Market Cap
253,876,398 USD
24h Volume
145,431,397 USD
Circulating Supply
8,028,644 ZEC
Max Supply
8,028,644 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
37 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 Donates $40K to Canadian Private Messaging Developer
The Zcash Foundation, the firm behind privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash, has donated $40,000 to a Canadian private messaging developer.
Zcash Foundation Funds App Mixing Private Messaging and Payments
The Canadian nonprofit Open Privacy is working on Cwtch, a zcash-fueled messaging app with more decentralization than Telegram or Signal.
Researcher Breaks Grin's 'Privacy' Spending Just $60 Per Week
According to an expert at blockchain research firm Dragonfly Research, Mimblewimble's privacy is fundamentally flawed, which he reportedly proved by discovering the exact addresses of senders and recipients for 96% transactions of Mimblewimble's privacy-centric coin Grin.
Zcash Creator Donates Company Trademark to the Zcash Foundation
Electric Coin Company has donated the Zcash trademark to the Zcash Foundation.
Zcash Trademark Talks Were About More Than a Logo
Electric Coin Company, the firm led by zcash creator Zooko Wilcox, officially shared the zcash trademark with the Zcash Foundation on Wednesday.
Can cryptocurrencies find a meeting place between privacy and regulation?
Built as peer-to-peer payment systems, cryptocurrencies seek to improve trust, security, and privacy by eliminating third parties.
Privacy-Focused Cryptos Hunted Down by Forensics and Exchanges
Speaking to Cointelegraph, a spokesperson for CypherTrace said that the company expects to see some progress by 2020 on privacy coins, stating, "We look forward to some results on privacy coins in 2020.".
Zcash Community Discovers Likely Malicious Fake Version of ZecWallet
Members of the Zcash community have discovered a suspicious and potentially malicious counterfeit version of Zcash Foundation's native ZecWallet.
Binance.US users can now trade Algorand and Zcash
US, Binance's crypto trading created exclusively for customers in the U.S., announced that it had listed two new cryptocurrencies-Algorand and Zcash.
Zcash's Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal
That's especially in the sub-field of zero-knowledge proofs, which enable the verification of facts that are derived from a secret the verifier cannot access.