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Zcash (ZEC) is a cryptocurrency with a strong focus on privacy and secure transactions. Zcash is the digital asset token of the Zcash Network in the same way bitcoin or BTC is the digital asset token of the Bitcoin network. Zcash can be mined or bought and sold for fiat currency or other digital currencies.

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Market Info
Market Cap
$709,573,718
Diluted Market Cap
$1,158,150,000
Vol 24h
$884,951
Vol / Market Cap
0.0012
24h Change
-0.49%
1h Change
0.29%
24h High
$56.03
24h Low
$54.57
Latest Block
1,825,641
Block Reward
3.125
Hashes Per Second
10.4B
Circulating Supply
12,866,251
Max Supply
21,000,000
Consensus
Proof of Work
Algorithm
Equihash
Genesis Block Date
2016-10-28
Data provided by CryptoCompare
About

A brief history
Zcash is an experimental blockchain-based ecosystem. It was created by founder Zooko Wilcox and a group of scientists and was launched in October 2016. The impetus behind the formulation of Zcash was to offer users stronger privacy guarantees. It bridges the existing transparent payment scheme used by Bitcoin by implementing an additional shielded payment scheme secured by zero-knowledge succinct non-interactive arguments of knowledge (zk-SNARKs). Between 2016 and 2018, Zcash released a series of early upgrades known as the “Sprout series” to resolve the limitations that became apparent as the network matured. Thanks to extensive collaboration with JP Morgan (who had an interest in zk-SNARK technology), Zcash’s last update in the series was launched in October of 2018.

ZEC in practice
Zcash supports four transaction types: public, shielding, deshielding, and private. A public transaction happens between two “transparent” addresses or “t-addresses''. Just like bitcoin transitions, the amount transferred between these two types of addresses is publicly visible on the Zcash blockchain. Shielding and Deshielding transactions happen between a t-address and a “z-address.” Lastly, a private transaction happens between two z-addresses. The balance of both z-addresses and the amount transferred between them is private. These z-addresses are protected by the zk-SNARK security protocol to ensure the parties involved in a transaction are verified without revealing any information to each other or the network- adding anonymity that is not present in other transactions. Like Bitcoin, Zcash is a mined cryptocurrency, which means that new ZEC is created each time a block is added to the Zcash blockchain. New blocks are created roughly every 75 seconds, with a maximum total supply of 21 million ZEC.

Project Links
Website
Z.cash
Documents
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