Category: Zcash

FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of Privacy

FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of PrivacyThe delisting of privacy coins like monero, zcash, and dash is becoming something of a trend in Asia, and could soon expand elsewhere. In the wake of the intra-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issuing new global standards, Korean exchanges Okex and Upbit have announced they will delist and put warnings on several privacy coins […]

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Israeli University Sues Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs Technology

Israeli University Suing Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs TechnologyA leading Israeli university is suing one of its own senior staff members for allegedly creating a zero-knowledge proofs technology company based on the intellectual property the professor developed while working for the institution. Also Read: Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining? The Technion Wants a Piece of Starkware The Technion […]

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Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor

Bitmain Releases Equihash Miner Three Times More Powerful Than Its PredecessorBitmain, the Beijing-headquartered cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially released the Antminer Z11 machine on Tuesday March 19. The new device is designed to mine coins that are based on the Equihash proof-of-work algorithm such as the privacy-focused altcoin zcash (ZEC). Also Read: In the Daily: Cryptopia Resumes Trading, US Crypto Lobbying Intensifies, Visa Crypto Job […]

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Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

For many leading markets, February produced the largest monthly volume since the first quarter of last year, with 30-day BTC trade activity surpassing $200 billion, and ETH exceeding $100 billion. Also Read: Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018 BTC Volume Surpasses $200 Billion for February February saw the highest […]

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Zcash Bug Demonstrates the Difficulty of Auditing Complex Cryptocurrencies

Zcash Bug Demonstrates the Difficulty of Auditing Complex CryptocurrenciesA recent counterfeiting bug in Zcash demonstrates that the added functionality of so-called second generation blockchains comes at a price. The vulnerability, which existed for years before being patched in October, could have been exploited to generate additional coins. As every major cryptocurrency since Bitcoin has demonstrated, added complexity corresponds with lower security. Also read: Australian […]

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Bitcoin Had a Fairer Launch Than Any Altcoin

What constitutes a fair coin launch? It’s a question that has had some of the brightest minds and brashest projects in the space debating the best way to kickstart a cryptocurrency. Every crypto, Bitcoin included, has attracted criticism over a distribution schedule that favored early adopters. To date, no other coin has come close to […]

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January Markets Report: MKR, TRX and ZEC Among Top 10 by Volume

The first month of 2019 has seen a slight decline in 30-day trading volume across many leading markets. Bucking the trend, however, were ETH, LTC, MKR, TRX, and ZEC, all of which saw a significant spike in trade activity. Stablecoins have continued to see an increase in trade activity, with ckusd and the Gemini dollar […]

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The Daily: Privacy Coin Strength Debated, Hardware Wallet Exploit Demonstrated

In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily, we detail the theoretical vulnerability found in the Coldcard crypto wallet, coming just one month after its manufacturer ridiculed the flaw found in other hardware wallets. Sticking with vulnerabilities, we also consider the risks of leaving your funds on an exchange in the wake of Liqui’s demise and examine […]

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South African Officials Create Regulatory Working Group Dedicated to Cryptocurrencies

The Minister of Finance of South Africa, Tito Mboweni, explained in a letter on Jan. 2 that the region’s government has created a regulatory working group dedicated to cryptocurrencies. According to Mboweni, the working group includes representatives from multiple South African agencies and aims to produce a comprehensive regulatory response to the growing digital asset […]

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December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018The five most traded cryptocurrency markets saw an increase in volume during December, when compared with the previous month. Despite the spike in trading activity posted by the dominant markets, many crypto assets ranked below the top five saw a decline in month-over-month volume. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation USDT and […]

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PR: ZPool Launches ZCash Mining Pool

ZPool Launches ZCash Mining Pool2019.1.1, one of the world’s largest ZCash mines—ZPool officially opened up its ZCash mining pool, and started recruiting miners from all over the world free of service charges.

KIENG KESSARA, the founder of ZPool, noted that, ZPool was formerly known as Megabigpower Bitcoin mine, which was built in September 2017 in Idaho, the United States. It now only serves ZCash, a digital currency. ZCash is an encrypted currency that realized complete privacy protection by using the zero-knowledge proof (zk-SNARKS). For individuals, privacy is a rigid demand; enterprises, on the other hand, propose more demanding requirements for privacy protection in the block chain. Therefore, privacy protection is one of the most important and the most difficult directions of the technical pursuit related to block chain. In addition, through totaling 21 million, ZCash only had about 5.5 million circulating in the market—high rarity. With respect to investment, ZCash is the most valuable digital currency; moreover, compared with BTC and ETH, it boasts less difficult to compute power and higher return.

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US Law Enforcement Wants Blockchain Surveillance Tools for Privacy Coins

US Law Enforcement Wants Blockchain Surveillance Tools for Privacy CoinsThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its 2019 fiscal year pre-solicitation document. Throughout the 27-page letter, the organization explains that it wants to dedicate resources toward creating blockchain forensic applications that can analyze privacy-centric digital asset movements. Prior efforts have addressed bitcoin analytics and now the agency wants surveillance tools for cryptocurrencies […]

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The Daily: Kucoin Enables Credit Card Payments, Coinbase Pro Adds Zcash

The Daily: Kucoin Enables Credit Card Payments, Coinbase Pro Ads ZcashDigital asset exchange Kucoin has partnered with an Israeli startup to introduce credit card payments for cryptocurrency purchases and we’ve covered it in The Daily. Also, Coinbase has added privacy coin zcash to its professional trading platform, while Okex has delisted dozens of trading pairs with low liquidity. And in Ghana, over 100,000 investors have […]

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October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trading Activity of 2018

October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trade Activity of 2018On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the initial publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the cryptocurrency markets recorded their weakest month for trading volume in all of 2018. Most of the leading markets saw a significant decline in trading activity throughout October, but NEO, TRX, QTUM and ZEC posted month-over-month volume increases. Also Read: Venezuela […]

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September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade Activity

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivitySeptember saw all but three of the top twenty cryptocurrency markets post an increase in monthly trade volume. XRP pairings saw the strongest month-over-month volume gain, with 30-day volume tripling when compared with August. Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out  BTC Stagnates, USDT and ETH Post Strongest Volume Since Q2 Despite […]

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A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig

A Guide to Building Your Own Mining RigCryptocurrency mining has in many respects become an industrialized business. But despite the concentration of hashing power, the increasing difficulty and diminishing returns, in some cases it can still be profitable to mint coins as an amateur miner, probably the most honest way to earn some digital cash. Here’s a guide on how to build […]

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Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma“Alaska, thanks for bearing with us,” popular smartphone trading app Robinhood tweeted. “Trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, commission free.” Mere days after, it announced the same for Oklahoma. Residents of the two states can now trade bitcoin cash, dogecoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, and litecoin on its platform. Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President […]

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