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Zcash, Banks and Zero Knowledge Proofs

  I saw this great article on International Business Times UK and had to share. The article features an interview with Professor Eli Ben-Sasson who you may know from the Zcash History Page is one of the founders of Zcash. Ensuring privacy of transaction data is a desirable feature at the very least, and probably the sine qua non of distributed banking ledgers. Heavy hitters...

Zcash Security Audit Guide

Talor Hornby from the Zcash development team has just released a very good quick-start guide for anyone who wants to work on squashing bugs in the Zcash protocol. This guide is particularly nice in that it also highlights the key areas where Zcash has changed from the Bitcoin Core consensus rules and it shows which components of libsnark are being...

Zcash 1.0 Release Date Slips

A few hours ago the Zcash GitHUB Page was updated to reflect a later launch date. The original date of September 5th 2016 has now been updated to September 26th 2016, I assume this slip in timing is due to the "Mock Testing" milestone which is currently overdue by about 1 month. I have also updated this sites pages and countdown timer...

Zcash Alpha Release: Mining Slow Start

Today Zcash released a update to the Zcash public alpha test-net. This new update includes the new Mining Slow Start which will limit the block rewards for the first 5000 blocks thereby allowing miners who join late to have a fair chance of getting a block reward. Also I am happy to report that this new release has fixed the...

Zcash History Page

This week I finally had some time to post the Zcash history page; I hope you will enjoy it.  My next fixed page will focus on how Zcash works, there are many complex ideas behind Zcash and I will do my best to break them down into concepts anyone can understand. There have been many institutions and individuals who have...

Zcash Alpha Release:libzcash

Today Zcash met one of it's major milesestones with it's new Alpha: libzcash release. This new Alpha hosts a number of updates of the previous release including security and memory improvements. If you have been using the Alpha up until this point you will need to completely remove and re-compile Zcash because this update breaks all compatibility with the...

Why we need Zcash

As Zcash is preparing to become a new standard in the crypto-currency world by creating a totally anonymous system for exchanging funds between two parties one of the fundamental questions that I have heard is “Why do we need a totally anonymous currency at all?” The answer is simple: we already have it. I want you to stop and think...

Hello World

Archived Article  Hello World, this is the first post of the new mineZcash.com! As you may already know Zcash is an exciting new cryptocurrency that features totally anonymous transactions on a network that will be as decentralized as possible. The goal of this website is for everyone to learn about Zcash and help the average user get started mining Zcash as...