Tag: Zcash

ZCash Ceremony Overview

What is the ZCash Ceremony? The Complete Beginners Guide

Cryptocurrencies are already steeped in unfathomable depths for some. The idea of a cryptographic currency just too deep to comprehend for some, and seeming like “magic” to others. To create even more mystery, the privacy focused coin Zcash was born...

/ May 11, 2018
Zcash ASIC

The Battle Against ASICs: Antminer Z9 Angers the Zcash Community

On May 3rd, Bitmain, the Bitcoin mining company behind ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) chips, announced the release of a new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC miner capable of mining any crypto currency running the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm, particularly Zcash. This...

/ May 10, 2018
ZenCash (ZEN) Review

ZenCash (ZEN) Review: The Complete Beginners Guide

ZenCash is a relatively new privacy coin that is garnering a great deal of attention lately. It also comes at a time when a privacy concious cryptocurrencies are all the rage. We have seen a number of other coins being...

/ May 9, 2018
Zero Knowledge Proofs Explained

Zero Knowledge Proofs & zkSNARKs: Beginners Guide

Zero-knowledge proofs are cryptographic alchemy whose value lies in their seemingly paradoxical property of proving a statement without revealing anything about it. In a manner of speaking, a verifier given a zero-knowledge proof is supposed to be told by God...

/ March 13, 2018
The Case for Privacy Coins

Could Monero Ever Challenge Bitcoin? The Case for Privacy Coins

When Bitcoin was first envisioned and developed by Satoshi Nakamoto, the goal was to create a truly decentralised, anonymous and secure digital currency. The anonymity point was a strong one as people valued privacy. Due to the fact that Bitcoin...

/ January 16, 2018
Bitcoin Forks of 2018

2018 to Have More Hard Forks than Ever Before – What to Expect

Depending on where you stand when it comes to potentially contentious hard forks, and also what currencies you hold, hard forks can be either a blessing or a curse. Anyone who held bitcoin in early 2017 ended up with an...

/ January 14, 2018
CryptoCurrency us on Darknet Markets

Status of CryptoCurrency use on the Darknet Markets

The online drug and weapons bazaars commonly known as the “dark net markets” (DNM) have had a tough time of late. This year saw law enforcement agencies effectively shutting down some of the biggest sites on the market including Alphabay...

/ November 17, 2017
Zcash Status Currrently

Zcash Status: Investment Trust Files With SEC and Other Developments

Zcash (SEC)—one of the space’s premier privacy coins, able to confirm transactions without recording participating addresses—has had one of its most successful months to date. It competes in the space with the similarly privacy concious Monero. The untraceable cryptocurrency backed...

/ October 27, 2017
ZSL Implementation Quorum

JPMorgan’s Quorum Blockchain Integrates ZK-Snark Technology

The team at Zcash, the privacy focused cryptocurrency have announced that they have successfully integrated their zero-knowledge security layer (ZSL) into JP Morgan’s enterprise blockchain, Quorum. ZCash was the first cryptocurrency to make use of privacy enhancing technology called zk-snarks....

/ October 18, 2017
Zcash closer to zk-stark

How Could ZK-Starks make ZCash Truly Private

Many Cryptographers are in search of the Holy Grail of privacy. They are looking for a method of sending crypto currency that is truly private and trust less. This is of course easier said than done. There are two competing...

/ October 2, 2017