Zcash is a cryptocurrency based on privacy and anonymity. Similar to the original idea behind Bitcoin, it can be used as a digital replacement for cash, and its source code is available to everyone. Unlike the public ledger on the Bitcoin blockchain, for example, Zcash uses zero-knowledge proofs (zk-SNARKs). With them, transactions can be validated without knowing anything about the sender or the recipient.
Zcash was founded in October 2016, by an American computer scientist named Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn. He worked in computer security for a long time, before coming up with Zcash. Everyone who wants to keep their transactions private should look into Zcash!
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