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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.

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

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Matthew Green

Professor in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins

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Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn

Founder and CEO of Zcash

Reviews by Zcash Company people

🔑 8 positive | 💩 4 negative

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

2018-05-17 | Full Review

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.

2017-05-29 | Full Review

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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.

2018-07-19 | Full Review

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

2018-12-25 | Full Review

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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.

2017-11-08 | Full Review

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Monero is an awesome coin as long as you’re not putting any strong faith in its privacy guarantees.

If you do, you’re dead. No joke. Not even breathing.

2018-03-02 | Full Review

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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?

2018-06-13 | Full Review

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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.

2018-10-14 | Full Review

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

2018-10-26 | Full Review

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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.

2017-06-29 | Full Review

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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.

2018-12-02 | Full Review

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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.

2019-06-01 | Full Review