Posts Tagged “zcash”

WinZEC Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting

This article is published on Medium.

WinZEC (formerly Zcash4Win) was the first port of the official Zcash client (known as zcashd) to Windows. As a result, it still powers a large proportion of the Zcash nodes on the network for those who wish to use shielded transactions on a Windows machine. WinZEC is comprised of two major components, the Swing wallet GUI(the interface that you see when you open WinZEC) originally by vaklinov and the Windows port of zcashd by radix42.

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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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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.

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