Zcash Price, News and Analysis (ZEC)

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$284.45
($0.91) (-0.32%)
(As of 05/26/2018 12:10 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +0.77%
1-Day Price Change -0.32%
7-Day Price Change -19.98%
1-Day Volume$69.28 million
Market Cap$1.14 billion
BTC Price0.03772990 BTC
Circulating Supply4.00 million
Total Supply4.00 million
Maximum SupplyN/A

About Zcash (ZEC)

Currency Details

Name Zcash
SymbolZEC
Market Capitalization$1.14 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmEquihash
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/28/2016
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges46

Official Links

Official Websitez.cash
Official Website (Alt)N/A
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Twitter Account@zcashco
Facebook PageView
Github AccountView

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Community Discussion

Reddit CommunityN/A
Telegram GroupN/A
Discord GroupN/A
Message Boardforum.z.cash
Message Board (Alt)N/A

Research Tools

Blockchain Explorerexplorer.zcha.in
Blockchain Explorer (Alt)zchain.online
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Zcash (ZEC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zcash?

zk-SNARKsThe BasicZcash is the first widespread application of zk-SNARKs, a novel form of zero-knowledge cryptography. The strong privacy guarantee of Zcash is derived from the fact that shielded transactions in Zcash can be fully encrypted on the blockchain, yet still be verified as valid under the network’s consensus rules by using zk-SNARK proofs. The acronym zk-SNARK stands for “Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge,” and refers to a proof construction where one can prove possession of certain information, e.g. a secret key, without revealing that information, and without any interaction between the prover and verifier. “Zero-knowledge” proofs allow one party (the prover) to prove to another (the verifier) that a statement is true, without revealing any information beyond the validity of the statement itself. For example, given the hash of a random number, the prover could convince the verifier that there indeed exists a number with this hash value, without revealing what it is.   Application to ZCASHIn order to have zero-knowledge privacy in Zcash, the function determining the validity of a transaction according to the network’s consensus rules must return the answer of whether the transaction is valid or not, without revealing any of the information it performed the calculations on. This is done by encoding some of the network's consensus rules in zk-SNARKs. At a high level, zk-SNARKs work by first turning what you want to prove into an equivalent form about knowing a solution to some algebraic equations. In the following section, we give a brief overview of how the rules for determining a valid transaction get transformed into equations that can then be evaluated on a candidate solution without revealing any sensitive information to the parties verifying the equations. (Description provided by CryptoCompare)

What exchanges can I buy or trade Zcash on?

How do I buy Zcash?

It is not possible to buy most cryptocurrencies with U.S. dollars. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin can be purchased with U.S. dollars using Coinbase. Once you have purchased Bitcoin using Coinbase, you can then transfer your Bitcoin to an exchange such as Binance or Changelly to purchase other cryptocurrencies, including Zcash.

Where can I get Zcash wallet?

Zcash produces its own wallet software that is available for download on its website, which allows you to store Zcash on your computer. For maximum security, you can store your cryptocurrencies on a dedicated hardware wallet such as a TREZOR wallet or a Ledger Nano S. If you do not wish to buy a hardware wallet, you may consider using a mobile wallet such as Jaxx or Coinomi to store multiple cryptocurrencies with some added security benefits.

What is the value of Zcash?

One Zcash (ZEC) is currently worth $284.45 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Zcash for 0.03772990 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Zcash in U.S. dollars is $1.14 billion.

What hashing algorithm does Zcash use?

Zcash is a proof of work (PoW) coin that uses the Equihash algorithm.

How do I mine Zcash?

Zcash can be mined using specialized mining software. XMR Stak is a commonly-used mining tool that works for CPU mining and GPU mining with both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards. CCMiner is another popular mining tool for computers with NVIDIA graphics cards. In addition to having mining software, you will need a Zcash and access to a mining pool that pools your effort with other miners and a wallet to store the Zcash that you earn from mining. Most cryptocurrencies have multiple publicly-available mining pools that can be found with a simple Google search.

What coins are similar to Zcash?

The following coins use Zcash's Equihash algorithm and proof of work (PoW) proof-type: Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Private, ZenCash, ZClassic, BitcoinZ, Hush, Zero, VoteCoin, Bitgem and Bitcoin Interest.

What is the Reddit page for Zcash?

The official Reddit community (subreddit) for Zcash is N/A.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Zcash (ZEC)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  176 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  149 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  325
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Zcash (ZEC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
South Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Drops XMR, ZEC, DASH, REP, and STEEMSouth Korean Crypto Exchange Korbit Drops XMR, ZEC, DASH, REP, and STEEM
news.bitcoin.com - May 23 at 12:06 PM
Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Zcash Investment Keeps it ClimbingAsian Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Zcash Investment Keeps it Climbing
www.newsbtc.com - May 23 at 7:09 AM
Coincheck Will Delist Augur’s REP Token Due to Concerns over Unlicensed GamblingCoincheck Will Delist Augur’s REP Token Due to Concerns over Unlicensed Gambling
themerkle.com - May 22 at 2:06 PM
FEI Accounting Change for Finance Leaders Conference to Address Critical Regulatory Changes, Blockchain and Lease AccountingFEI Accounting Change for Finance Leaders Conference to Address Critical Regulatory Changes, Blockchain and Lease Accounting
www.prweb.com - May 21 at 8:08 AM
Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy CoinsMonex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins
bitcoinist.com - May 20 at 10:33 PM
Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused AltcoinsHacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins
cointelegraph.com - May 20 at 8:48 AM
Zcash Price Jumps Over 50% for the Week Ahead of Gemini ListingZcash Price Jumps Over 50% for the Week Ahead of Gemini Listing
www.ccn.com - May 19 at 2:27 PM
Zcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly SpikeZcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly Spike
www.coindesk.com - May 18 at 5:55 PM
First New-York Based Crypto Trading Company Receives BitLicenseFirst New-York Based Crypto Trading Company Receives BitLicense
cointelegraph.com - May 17 at 4:45 PM
Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade ZcashWinklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash
www.coindesk.com - May 15 at 3:21 PM
Zcash Surges 50% After Winklevoss Twins List Token On GeminiZcash Surges 50% After Winklevoss Twins List Token On Gemini
www.forbes.com - May 15 at 12:34 PM
Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin TradingBitcoin in Brief Tuesday: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin Trading
news.bitcoin.com - May 15 at 7:22 AM
Zcash Spikes 45% and Ethereum Price Gains 4% in $21 Billion Crypto Market ReboundZcash Spikes 45% and Ethereum Price Gains 4% in $21 Billion Crypto Market Rebound
www.ccn.com - May 15 at 5:25 AM
Asian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: Zcash Pumped on Gemini SupportAsian Cryptocurrency Trading Roundup: Zcash Pumped on Gemini Support
www.newsbtc.com - May 15 at 1:31 AM
 A Boost for Privacy in Cryptocurrency: Gemini Announces Support for Zcash A Boost for Privacy in Cryptocurrency: Gemini Announces Support for Zcash
bitcoinmagazine.com - May 14 at 5:40 PM
Gemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum ClassicGemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum Classic
www.newsbtc.com - May 14 at 3:49 PM
Zcash Price Spikes to $345 After Gemini Announces New Trading PairsZcash Price Spikes to $345 After Gemini Announces New Trading Pairs
www.ccn.com - May 14 at 3:30 PM
UPDATE 2-Winklevoss bitcoin exchange wins NY approval to expand, offer ZcashUPDATE 2-Winklevoss bitcoin exchange wins NY approval to expand, offer Zcash
feeds.reuters.com - May 14 at 12:46 PM
Winklevoss-Led Gemini Becomes ‘World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange’Winklevoss-Led Gemini Becomes ‘World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange’
www.ccn.com - May 14 at 11:30 AM
 Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Markets, Miners and Conferences Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Markets, Miners and Conferences
bitcoinmagazine.com - May 12 at 12:13 PM
Bitcoin in Brief Friday: China Mulls Blockchain Standard, Zcash Fights Chinese ASICsBitcoin in Brief Friday: China Mulls Blockchain Standard, Zcash Fights Chinese ASICs
news.bitcoin.com - May 11 at 7:48 AM
Circle Invest Adds Zcash Trading in Bid to Compete with CoinbaseCircle Invest Adds Zcash Trading in Bid to Compete with Coinbase
www.ccn.com - April 30 at 9:12 PM
Chinese Blockchain Industrial Park Opens With $1.6 Bln Partially Govn’t-Backed FundChinese Blockchain Industrial Park Opens With $1.6 Bln Partially Govn’t-Backed Fund
cointelegraph.com - April 9 at 12:22 PM
Zcash Price Could Hit $60,000 by 2025, Predicts Grayscale AnalystZcash Price Could Hit $60,000 by 2025, Predicts Grayscale Analyst
www.ccn.com - February 1 at 10:10 AM

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This page was last updated on 5/26/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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