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Researchers Claim 99.9% of Zcash Transactions Are Traceable

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have released a study into the privacy features of Monero (XMR) and Zcash (ZEC) — arguably the two most-popular crypto assets purporting to offer users anonymity.The report finds that Monero’s introduction of strict security and anonymity requirements on its broader ecosystem has maintained the asset’s

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Zcash Researchers Discover Criminals Are Laughably Unskilled at Using Crypto

A study by Rand Corporation unveiled that people using Zcash for illicit or criminal purposes in the dark web may not fully understand the underlying technology.According to the 65-page report published on May 7, the US-based think tank and government contractor highlighted that criminals have doubts regarding the anonymity offered

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Developers Vie to Implement ZCash Functionality as a Bitcoin Sidechain

Developers are competing to bring ZCash privacy functionality to a Bitcoin sidechain. To do this, they’re using the Drivechain technology created by decentralized prediction market pioneer, Paul Sztorc. As an added incentive, Sztorc has announced a prize fund of up to 6.1 Bitcoin (BTC). This bounty will reduce slightly if

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Amid Widespread Privacy Coin Delistings, Bitstamp Considers Zcash Support

Bitstamp, one of the longest-running active cryptocurrency exchanges, is considering launching a batch of new crypto asset listings.Curiously, Bitstamp is contemplating support for Zcash (ZEC), despite an increasing number of exchanges seeking to distance themselves from privacy coins due to associated regulatory risks.Bitfinex considers first new listings in 3

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Zcash Reward-Distribution Vote Questioned as Only a Small Sample Took Part

At the end of January, a poll apparently confirmed community support for a new mining reward-distribution structure for the Zcash (ZEC) network, whereby more will flow into the developer fund. Still, the decision proved to be rather controversial.Electric Coin Company, the firm behind Zcash, announced in a Jan. 2

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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

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Zcash Donates $40K to Canadian Private Messaging Developer

The Zcash Foundation, the firm behind privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC), has donated $40,000 to a Canadian private messaging developer. The Open Privacy Research Society, a non-profit group working on Cwtch, a decentralized metadata-resistant messenger, has received 1,044 ZEC from Zcash, the organization announced on Dec. 3.As described by Open

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