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  • In the blockbuster movie "Goosebumps 2" the kids mention Bitcoin ! December 11, 2018
    it happens at 14" . They even mention mining and that it has value and that it's invisible. They find a treasure with a book and they say that it wouldn't have been better if it was something valuable like actual money or "Bitcoins". It's comming in DVD & bluray here in a few days […]
  • Did one of the main shareholders of Coinbase interfere to have Zcash listed? December 11, 2018
    "One of the major shareholders of Coinbase is the Digital Currency Group, founded by Barry Silbert. The company has a wide variety of investments and notably in some of the cryptocurrency projects that have already been added on Coinbase and some to be listed soon. At the DCG Founder Summit 2018, it was shown that […]
  • Delegated Proving December 11, 2018
    Majority of privacy concerned people, which includes me, are waiting for the shielded address support for HW wallets. (I believe this will trigger mainstream adoption). Can someone elaborate on present progress of above please. submitted by /u/FocusOnCoins [link] [comments]
  • How many ZEC does Zcash Foundation have? December 11, 2018
    Hello, i want to know how many ZEC does Zcash Foundation have?or where i can find zcash foundation's address to check its balance??? is their balance trasparent???thank you! submitted by /u/JulyLin [link] [comments]
  • Zcash founding scientist Ian Miers talking about privacy at Devcon4 December 11, 2018
    submitted by /u/rex_4539 [link] [comments]
  • RAISE YOUR SHIELDS! #zec #raiseyourshield December 10, 2018
    We as a community must raise our shields. Push for more use of Shielded addresses as the DHS attempts to break our crypt0, we will show them the power of the zeroknowledgeproof! The more of us that raise our shields the stronger we will become. Move your ZEC into a Shielded "savings account" and keep […]
  • Will ZEC ever have instant transactions ? We need it December 10, 2018
    with the znarks update ? later? never? it would add value to it. submitted by /u/OverTheRedHills [link] [comments]
  • DHS looking into tracking Monero and Zcash transactions | ZDNet December 10, 2018
    submitted by /u/Lavaborama [link] [comments]
  • Looking for projects that are utilizing zk-Snarks December 10, 2018
    Hey /r/zec, I'm compiling a list of projects that are building and utilizing zk-Snarks for privacy & scalability. Currently I can name JP Morgan’s Quorum Blockchain, Ethereum, Coda Protocol and some wallets. Which others do you know of? Can you explain in detail how zk-Snarks is being employed by them? submitted by /u/Euphoric_78 [link] [comments]
  • Zero-Knowledge Proofs Starter Pack December 9, 2018
    submitted by /u/PaulRBerg [link] [comments]

What Is ZCash ?

The crypto coin Zcash wants to improve the anonymity of those using Bitcoin and developed from the Zerocoin project. At first, the protocol for the Zerocoin got improvements and renamed Zerocash, and then in 2016 the Zcash cryptocoin appeared. [1] Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn is a founder and CEO of Zcash. The founding team also includes Matthew D. Green from Johns Hopkins University who is a cryptographer. One of Zcash’s initial investors is Roger Ver.

The Zcash payments can be seen on a public blockchain, however its users have the possibility of hiding transaction details, such as sender, receiver, and the amount sent. There’s a fixed total supply of 21 million units of Zcash coins, much like Bitcoin. [2]


Some users need to prove payment for auditing purposes, and they can do so thanks to the “selective disclosure” feature on private transactions. This is done to permit private transactors to abide with the regulations regarding anti-money laundering or taxing. The transactions are auditable, however it is the participant who has control over the disclosure. [3] Wilcox held virtual meetings with various law enforcement agencies from around the U.S. to describe the basis and even went on record saying that the purpose of this currency is not that of facilitating illegal activity.


Since April 4, 2017, Zcash can be seen in the top 10 cryptocoins by market cap.