Why Zcash is set to shine in 2018

This article is published on Medium.

2017 was an excellent year for Zcash as the protocol developed, matured, and the ecosystem expanded. The market-cap surpassed $1 Billion, and it is now well supported on various exchanges. There are many repeated concerns and sources of misinformation spread about Zcash and, while the technology is still in its infancy, it is rapidly evolving to actively address these concerns. Such concerns primarily focus on the nature of the trusted setup, the performance cost of completing a shielded transaction and the fact that private transactions are not mandatory for all Zcash transactions.

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Real-Time API Management with Apigee and Fanout

This article is published on Medium.

If you have a traditional RESTful API then you may already be using an API management system such as Apigee, 3Scale, Kong or Amazon API Gateway. Using an API management platform has several advantages such as:

  • Managing API authentication
  • Analytics and logging
  • Caching and traffic manipulation (e.g. transforming JSON to XML or adding a CORS header)
  • Developer portals and interactive documentation
  • Ability to monetize an API
  • An additional layer of security (such as API request throttling)

An Introduction to Payment Disclosure in Zcash

This article is published on Medium.

Zcash is a privacy-focussed decentralised cryptocurrency. Whereas in Bitcoin all transactions are public on the blockchain, so anyone can see and verify them, in Zcash when using shielded transactions, all amounts in addition to the sender and receiver are encrypted, and verification is completed through the use of zero-knowledge proofs.