Zcash

Coinbase Adds Support for 2 More Cryptocurrencies in New York State

After dropping zcash in its U.K. operation last year, Coinbase has now added the privacy enhancing cryptocurrency in New York state. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange announced the news in a tweet on Monday, saying that the state’s residents can now buy, sell and exchange zcash (ZTC) on Coinbase.com, as well as in its iOS …

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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Feb 2): ETC, LTC, ADA, MIOTA, ZEC

Several major altcoins have outperformed Bitcoin in January 2020. However, with the reward halving just over three months away, Bitcoin might play catch up. During the previous two halvings, Bitcoin rallied just before and after the event. Weiss Ratings believes that history will repeat itself in the upcoming halving and the only question is how …

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Zcash’s Funding Vote and the Problems With Decentralized Governance

The zcash community has agreed to continue funding the development of its privacy coin, ZEC, as spearheaded by the Electric Coin Company (ECC) and the Zcash Foundation, according to voting results published by the foundation Thursday. The decision marks the end of a months-long – and often contentious – campaign to address imminent funding losses …

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Zcash Community Votes to Distribute 20% of Mining Rewards to Infrastructure Development

</header> <strong>The Electric Coin Company, a group that supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), announced the community has voted to distribute 20% of the ZEC network’s mining rewards to infrastructure and marketing development. The ZEC development funding proposal was initiated because the coin’s Founder’s Reward expires in November and after block 1,046,400, ZEC miners will …

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Zcash Community Approves New Mining Reward Distribution Scheme

A recent poll revealed community support for Zcash mining reward changes, which will take effect in November 2020.  With the Zcash Founder’s Reward terminating in November, the privacy asset’s mining situation has come into question, a blog post from one of the project’s supporters, Electric Coin Company, or ECC, said on Jan. 28.  Community votes …

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Bitcoin Gold 51% Attacked – Network Loses $70,000 in Double Spends

</header> <strong>The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) network suffered another set of 51% attacks on January 23-24, as roughly 29 blocks were removed in two deep blockchain reorganizations (reorgs). Reports indicate that more than 7,000 BTG was double spent as the chain suffered a loss of $70,000 in two days.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 …

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Electric Coin Company SDK Paves Way for Shielded Zcash Payments on Mobile

The for-profit entity working on Zcash has published a software development kit (SDK) for both Android and iOS. According to a blog post Wednesday, the Electric Coin Company (ECC) has published an improved Android SDK and new iOS package to help developers support shielded payments on mobile devices. The new software tools come alongside a …

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Says 20s Will See an Anoncoin Go Mainstream

Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that he believes a “privacy coin” will go mainstream in the 20s. In a post published on Coinbase’s official blog on Jan. 3, Armstrong said that he believes in the 20s we will see the integration of privacy features into one of the …

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Privacy Coins in 2019: True Financial Freedom or a Criminal’s Delight?

The right to privacy is a fundamental prerequisite for peace of mind and security. The idea that only criminals have something to hide is strange. Contrarily, privacy is sought by almost everyone. Yet, it still gets stigmatized as suspicious — reserved solely for criminals or deviants.  Similarly sharing this unjust scrutiny are cryptocurrencies, which are …

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Beam, BCH and Zcash Will Join BTC in Halving Their Mining Rewards

</header> <strong>There’s been a lot of noise about Bitcoin’s halving, set to occur in May, and the effect this will have on price as <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>’s mining reward is slashed. It’s not the only PoW coin gearing up for a major reduction in its emission rate next year, with Bitcoin Cash, …

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