Riccardo Spagni on Zcash

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Riccardo Spagni is the lead maintainer at Monero, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency. He's also the CEO of Globee, a cryptocurrency payment provider.

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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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Zcash reviews by Riccardo Spagni

🔑 0 positive | 💩 2 negative


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    ZCash has made so many major blunders it’s just a running joke at this stage, literally no chance of anyone feeling threatened except Zooko’s local grocery store.

    2019-09-29 | Full Review


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    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 received $300k a month.

    2018-07-22 | Full Review

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I’m supportive of Decred’s efforts to add privacy, because there are actual development chops there, and Decred doesn’t appear overly scammy.

2018-03-31 | Full Review


I feel for any dentist suckered into this.

2017-10-14 | Full Review


Zeppelin/Smart Contract Solutions. Also reviewed Arcade City, Golem, etc. It's just scammers scamming scammers all the way down.

2017-01-09 | Full Review

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From a non-TA perspective, Zcash stands out to be the most robust PoW - secure against "consensus attack." And if you look at the 51% attack cost to market-cap ratio, it's substantially more secure than the anything else on this sphere.

2018-07-28 | Full Review


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 a *business* use case..... With zero-knowledge proofs, privacy and transparency are very much compatible. You can prove properties of transaction flows in zero knowledge.

2018-07-13 | Full Review


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

2018-06-10 | Full Review

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