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Why is Zcash 2.0 Sapling Release Important for Private Crypto Transactions?

Privacy cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) announced the release of their 2.0.0 version on August 16th, introducing the first Sapling-compatible version of the Zcash node software.  The privacy currency also added several other notable features in the newest software update, including an important fix to the peer banning bug that came about following the previous Overwinter update. The update included other minor ...

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BitGo has Added ZCash | Two Very Secure Bodies Join Forces

BitGo has added ZCash: The “world’s most secure Crypto wallet” startup BitGo has added Zcash (ZEC) coin to its wallet and custodial services as the coin has a strong focus on privacy and security – two very agreeable features for BitGo. The announcement was made by the company today. “Zcash is a compelling digital currency that many hedge funds, exchanges, ...

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Winklevoss Twins Donated $100,000 to Andrew Cuomo Prior to Zcash Listing Approval

Politics and cryptocurrency do not mix well, for obvious reasons. There are always some shenanigans taking place when people least expect them. New evidence suggests the Winklevoss twins donated $100,000 to the New York state governor right before Gemini received approval to list the Zcash cryptocurrency. Zcash Listing and the Mystery Donations The Gemini exchange has been a valuable addition ...

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Coinbase 0x, BAT, Zcash Listing Met With Debate, Generally Optimistic

Coinbase has recently announced that it was “exploring” the addition of five altcoins, which led to widespread speculation and discussion about the topic. CNBC Breaks Down The Most Likely Additions To Coinbase Coinbase’s announcement regarding the five altcoins quickly hit headlines in the ‘cryptosphere’, with CNBC taking a unique stance on the statement. Brian Kelly, CNBC’s in-house crypto expert and “baller”, recently ...

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Coinbase is Exploring the Addition of Zcash, Stellar, 0x, BAT, and Cardano

Coinbase has just unexpectedly announced that its team is looking into making the addition of five top altcoins into Coinbase services. Potential Support for Five Top Altcoins The San Francisco-based exchange took to Twitter to announce that it is “exploring” options to add several crypto assets, namely Zcash, Cardano, and Stellar Lumens. Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the ...

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Coinbase is ‘Exploring’ Support for Cardano, BAT, Stellar, Zcash, and 0x

One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has announced its intention to support more coins. In an official blog post, Coinbase announced that itare “exploring the addition of several new assets” and currently working with local banks and regulators to make them available in as many jurisdictions as possible. Coinbase is looking to add Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), ...

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Zcash Community Isn’t Interested in Remaining ASIC-Resistant

Shaping the future of a cryptocurrency is not an easy process. In the case of Zcash, there has been a recent community voting process which displayed some interesting results. A new proof-of-work algorithm will be introduced, and there is no real desire to remain ASIC-resistant. The Future of Zcash Looks Intriguing In the world of cryptocurrency, ASIC miners have been ...

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Zcash Governance Panel Votes Against Prioritizing ASIC Resistance

In a vote led by the Zcash Foundation, the Zcash community voted against prioritizing ASIC resistance in the protocol. The governance panel consisted of 64 elected individuals from the Zcash community. In May, Chinese hardware manufacturer Bitmain released the first ASIC miner for Zcash. Several people have expressed concerns over this stating that ASICs would lead to centralization of mining and ...

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Zcash Successfully Activates Overwinter, the First ZEC Hard Fork

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash has successfully activated Overwinter, its first hard fork. Zcash Activates Overwinter Hard Fork The network upgrade went live at block 347,500, which was mined on Tuesday, June 26, at approximately 1:37 UTC. As CCN reported, Overwinter introduces several performance enhancements to the Zcash protocol. One such upgrade is “transaction expiry,” which allows the mempool to automatically cancel ...

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