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Zcash

Zcash

Zcash is a cryptocurrency utilizing zero-knowledge proof cryptography to protect the privacy of transactions.

Zcash is a cryptocurrency utilizing zero-knowledge proof cryptography to protect the privacy of transactions. Zcash publishes all the payments on a public blockchain but the identity of the sender and the recipient, as well as the amount of transaction, remain private.

History

Zcash was founded by Zooko Wilcox and grew out of the Zerocoin project. The founding scientists of Zcash are Alessandro Chiesa, Christina Garman, Eli Ben-Sasson, Eran Tromer, Ian Miers, Madars Vizra, and Methew Green. The crypto was first announced around the first quarter of 2016, and was officially launched on October, 2016.

Design

The technology behind Zcash protocol is called ZK-SNARK— an acronym for Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-interactive ARgument of Knowledge. ZK-SNARK is a new form of “zero-knowledge cryptography” that makes all the transactions in Zcash, fully encrypted on the blockchain and to ensure that the confidentiality of transaction metadata is fully preserved.

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People

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Andy Murray

CFO

Benjamin Winston

Director of Product Security

Brad Miller

Developer Relations Manager

Charlie O'Keefe

Engineer

Daira Hopwood

Engineer and Protocol Designer

David Campbell

COO

Elise Hamdon

Communications Manager

Erik Ogilvie-Wigley

Engineer

Josh Swihart

Vice President and Business Development

Founder

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type

Zcash Mining Guide: How To Mine ZEC Cryptocurrency

Vakeesan Mahalingam

Web

Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin

Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers, Eran Tromer and Madars Virza†

Academic

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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The Ceremony

July 14, 2017

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