Tag: Zcash

One Zcash Mining Pool Controls Over 51% of the Network Hashrate

Cryptocurrency’s mining aspect can be both a blessing and a curse. More specifically, we all know Bitcoin has a centralization problem when it comes to mining. Unfortunately, it seems Zcash has a similar problem right now, with one pool controlling over 50% of the network hashrate. It is unclear why miners aren’t switching over, as there are plenty of other pools to choose from. Then again, everyone wants a good chance of making money, …
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Zk-Starks Are the Next Logical Evolution of Privacy-Centric Features for Blockchains

Most cryptocurrency users are more than familiar with the concept of zk-snarks. Although such technological tools may improve overall cryptocurrency privacy, there is a new contender on the block. zk-starks, as the concept is known, will serve as a trustless solution allowing any blockchain in the world to provide anonymity services to users. It’s an interesting concept that deserves a closer look. What is the Deal With Zk-starks? While the concept of zk-snarks …
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Harvest Project Mines ZCash to Fund Climate Change Research

It does not happen all that often that we see digital currency and renewable energies come together in a tangible form. While climate change is a very real problem, it is likely not something cryptocurrency can solve directly. However, the Harvest project challenges this notion. This project uses a wind turbine to mine the ZCash cryptocurrency. It is an interesting concept that warrants a closer look. The Harvest Project Mines …
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WikiLeaks Now Accepts ZCash Donations

WikiLeaks is now accepting ZCash donations. The organization still accepts Bitcoin donations as well. However, there have been requests from donors who prefer more privacy-oriented donation methods for this particular site. Given that, Zcash makes a lot of sense. This is an intriguing decision that will probably inflate the ZEC price for some time to come. A Proper Use Case for ZCash, Courtesy of WikiLeaks The story of WikiLeaks and cryptocurrency …
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