Zcash Company

The Zcash Company (aka Zerocoin Electric Coin Company) is the for-profit business behind the Zcash cryptocurrency. It launched and supports the development of the Zcash.

Zcash Company people

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Reviews by Zcash Company people

Cryptocurrency reviews from the executives, employees and alumni of Zcash Company.

  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Litecoin Founder and CEO of Zcash

    Litecoin is a great coin with a simple product design, excellent track record, and excellent distribution.

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Basic Attention Token Founder and CEO of Zcash

    Most of today’s Internet is built on an economic model (advertising) that is inimical to the rights and the mental resources of the users, and that exerts a corrosive influence on our society’s economy and our political discourse. BAT is an audacious attempt to disrupt that entire economic basis and replace it with something better.

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Monero Founder and CEO of Zcash

    Good progress on more space-efficient range proofs in Monero: https://getmonero.org/2017/12/07/Monero-Compatible-Bulletproofs.html
    Bulletproofs will also hopefully lead to other improvements in Monero and elsewhere.

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  • Matthew Green on IOTA Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    A quick reminder that it’s November 2018 and IOTA *still* depends on a centralized server to keep their network from forking.

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  • Matthew Green on Ethereum Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    It’s pretty amazing that we’re seeing bugs only in "third-party code" and not flaws in core elements of the Ethereum protocols and clients. That’s an amazing accomplishment.

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  • Matthew Green on EOS Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    EOS is struggling now because they chose to do token/coin voting, and all those tokens are held in exchanges (or holders are apathetic). As some of the Bitcoin Core devs pointed out, this solution has come up and been dismissed many times. Why didn’t EOS know this?

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  • Matthew Green on Bitcoin Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    Transaction demand is to some extent a function of the number of people simply holding the currency. Even if my main use case is holding, I’m still going to have to enter and leave the network.

    This wouldn’t matter much if Bitcoin had loads of on-chain capacity, but the current capacity limits (likely to hold for a while) will turn even modest global adoption — just by people who do the minimum transacting possible — into a capacity problem.

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Gemini Dollar Founder and CEO of Zcash

    Major changes [to GUSD] such as issuing a lot of new GUSDs or changing the contract required both multisig and timelock. Very nice!

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Tezos Founder and CEO of Zcash

    The core idea of Tezos — formalized and automated governance of a decentralized protocol—is a deeply powerful idea, and I want to see it implemented and deployed in the hopes that it can greatly help humanity.

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Grin Founder and CEO of Zcash

    If I were doing it all over again (like Grin is), I would probably choose just a fixed inflation rate, i.e., 1 ZEC per block from the genesis block until the end time. Grin has chosen that, and I'm envious of the simplicity.

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  • Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn on Cosmos Founder and CEO of Zcash

    I was already a huge Cosmos fan, largely because of their thorough dev and launch process to mainnet. The way they seem to be managing this [vulnerability] further encourages me....An open system like this with a few battle-scars feels more trustworthy to me than one which is apparently flawless. “Flawless” to me indicates either that it hasn't really been tested or that the devs covered it up.

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  • Matthew Green on Monero Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    Monero had one bug that happened to be detectable. But this is not the rule, it was a lucky break. The complexity will go up as they try to reduce transaction sizes (using more Bulletproofs) and increase the number of mixins to reasonable values.

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  • Matthew Green on Tether Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

    The faster Tether vaporizes and sinks into the sea, the faster we can move on to the next massive cryptocurrency scam — which the same people will defend to the hilt even as it destroys the people who trust them.

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