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ZCash

Zcash is a cryptocurrency that uses zero-knowledge proofs to secure anonymous transactions. Zcash has a fixed supply of 21 million coins.

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πŸ”‘ 67%

Reviews for ZCash

πŸ”‘ 6 positive | πŸ’© 3 negative

πŸ”‘

From a non-TA perspective, Zcash stand out to be the most robust PoW -secure against "consensus attack", and if you look 51% attack cost to market-cap ratio its substantially more secure than the anything else on this spher

2018-07-28 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

I am excited to see how zero knowledge cryptocurrencies like zcash interact with the extant regulatory landscape. I think it’s important to remember that these techniques provide privacy that (IMO) is a *requirement* for *business* use case.....With zero-knowedge proofs, privacy and transparency are very much compatible. You can prove properties of transaction flows in zero knowledge.

2018-07-13 | Full Review

πŸ’©

The condition under which criticism makes sense is simple: someone responsible for 50% of the operating ZCash nodes received $0 a month from the founder's reward, and someone responsible for a great many drunken Tweets and awful ideas receives $300k a month.

2018-07-22 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

There are some nutcases out there who are worried about Zcash's trusted setup ceremony, which involved 6 independent sources of randomness, of which only 1 had to be correct for the setup to succeed.

2018-06-10 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

The path that Zcash and other next-generation blockchains (Tezos, Dfinity, etc.) have taken is to set up a incentives and off-chain governance processes to align early contributors and help guide the project from infancy to adulthood. While this trades off early on with decentralization, it allows for independence, time, resources to be committed to more intensive research questions.

2018-06-28 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

I like @zcashco because I think private unmediated digital cash is incredibly important for a cashless society. They have more expertise with zkSnarks than anyone in the space (not counting the SCIPR Lab). Worst thing about zcash is they want to call hard forks "network upgrades"

2017-11-30 | Full Review

πŸ’©

i own no Zcash because there's barely any shielded wallet support at the moment :( it seems pointless to use it for transparent transactions

2018-06-04 | Full Review

πŸ”‘

If I was doing anything seriously privacy-demanding I'd probably go for Zcash first.

2018-05-07 | Full Review

πŸ’©

Not the only trusted setup related issue that's been ignored by the Zcash team: the build process broke a month after the ceremony, and Zcash has been ignoring patches to fix even these basic issues. Highly suspicious they have zero interest in people auditing the trusted setup.

2018-09-27 | Full Review

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