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Questions about ZCash are off topic. A peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that implements the Zerocash scheme and offers total payment confidentiality. Launched on 2016-10-28.

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Question about the efficacy and safety of Privacy Cryptos like XMR, Zcash, etc

new here and haven't found an answer to this conceptual question: Crypto is said to have solved the coordination problem through rewards and punishment (honest users are rewarded; dishonest users are ...
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How private shilded transactions to payee address works in ZeroCash from the information point of view? [closed]

In ZeroCash they perform transactions like this. I want to unravel and understand how z-addresses work in ZCash. It shall be described simply in here and in-depth, revised here and here (older, a bit ...
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Can i use the same hardware mining for bitcoin and Zcash?

I use bitcoin hardware mining. Can I modify the hardware to mine Zcash cryptocurrency or I should buy Zcash mining hardware?
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How to connect to blockchain via a "rig" miner? [closed]

I would like to connect the following rig (please see the photos) to a blockchain platform (I prefer a platform which is simpler to use :) ). Maybe this rig would not be appropriate for Bitcoin, but ...
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Why does Zcash show a circulating supply of only 4 million? [closed]

On coinmarketcap Zcash is showing 4 million circulating supply: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/ But they say total supply is 21 million. So does that mean only 4 million has been mined so ...
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Meaning of "fungibility" in "Zerocash (Zcash)"?

According to the following article, Zcash provide a high level of "fungibility". compared to other crypto-currencies. Article link: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/z/zcash.asp fungibility ...
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Generate a Zcash z-address paper wallet [closed]

Is there a way to generate a zcash z-address paper wallet via a javascript implementation? Or do I have to use the zcash command line software to do this?
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Detailed view of Z-cash transaction [closed]

Can anyone share and explain the details of a z-cash shielded and transparent transaction? The block explorers have minimal details. They dont even have a zk-proofs in them.
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Can you send partial amounts of zcash to a zaddress or do you have to send all of it to a zaddress? [closed]

Reading the tutorial online, they say to use: z_sendmany to send to a z address. But can one send partial amounts to a zaddress from a taddress? Also what if one wanted to send partial amounts from a ...
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Zcash T-address address wise UTXO transaction list both testnet and mainnet API [closed]

I need API for address wise UTXO transaction list for Zcash t-address for both testnet and mainnet.
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Can malicious payer deanonymize payee in Zcash?

Looking at both the Zcash original paper and the updated Zcash protocol specification, it seems that after Alice paid Bob, she can reveal to the world that she did so. Alice can do so by revealing ...
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How is Zclassic's pszTimeStamp generated, and what does it mean?

How is pszTimestamp from Zclassic generated, and what does it mean ? Zclassic860413afe207aa173afee4fcfa9166dc745651c754a41ea8f155646f5aa828ac Any idea? Same encryption is used in BTCP and Zcash.
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Zcash wallet generation

How to generate Zcash address and private key by a mnemonic seed, in nodejs or python? Is there some lib like bitcore-lib or ethereum-bip44?
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In Zcash, what statements do zkSNARKs prove?

Zcash uses zkSNARKs to hide transaction details. My understanding is that the verifier is anyone that maintains the blockchain. My questions are: If I decide to send x amount of Zcash to another user,...
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Different coin pools in zcash

I would like to understand the cryptocurrency zcash a little bit better... My understanding of it is that there are two address types t-addresses and z-addresses. Only transaction between two z-...
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Transaction Broadcast error zcash [closed]

I can't broadcast the transaction to the zcash testnet. I will give the entire steps clearly. Could anyone tell me where I am doing wrong.This is my zcash address "tmRvLFZ3Lnz9vhd9bG2JuWakYESEi4ukxqs"....
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Zcash - where are treestates stored?

Where are the treestates stored? In other words, when a JoinSplit transaction is being validated, where is the anchor being checked? A look at https://github.com/zcash/zcash/blob/master/src/primitives/...
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Zcash configure in ubuntu

I have tried to installed zcash insight ui & api in my local machine (ubuntu OS) and it is completed all the steps but I m facing issue while start services in frontground. Let me share with you ...
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How does an anonymous cryptocurrency encode coin values

I'm pretty sure I understand how cryptographic accumulators work to anonymize a coin's history, for example as described here: https://anoncoin.net/Cryptographic_accumulator/ but I have read that ...
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How can I get address wise UTXO balance for Zcash t-address

I tried to create user specific account wise zcash t-address, got the following error zcash-cli getnewaddress "testaccount" error code: -11 error message: Accounts are unsupported Is it possible to ...
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why should I backup zcash wallet regularly

On zcash official website, making regular backups of the wallet is recommended. When I use bitcoin, I have a master private key, and all private keys can be generated using the master key. So I can ...
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Mining Zcash using cluster of GPU's

I have a basic knowledge about an idea of cryptocurriencies. Recently I have read articles about Zcash. Rumours has it that it's the most profitable cryptocurrency on the scene. Me and my co-...
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Keep or Transfer Coins after mining reward?

I've been mining ZEC (pool) for the past month and noticed that most of the other people in the pool never had any balance on their wallets if I viewed them on the zcash blockexplorer. Is there a ...
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What information is available from the blockchains of privacy currencies? [closed]

Some currencies such as Monero and Zcash focus on protecting user privacy as much as possible. What information is available from the blockchains of these currencies? Number of wallets? Transaction ...
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Mining Difference with Multiple Rigs between Bitcoin and Zcash

I try to understand how the mining hardware environment is different between Bitcoin when centralized mining ecosystem is more encouraged compare to Zcash or Ethereum where pooling is more encouraged. ...
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ZCash z-addr timestamp missing in transaction history [closed]

I am calling the following command to get transaction history zcash-cli z_listreceivedbyaddress "ztMTTKVFt3YFzJDn4ADhox9q7gbyUekKsCgzWSfNkqCPVbrstDXNTmy5zHHWiKQcrMUMQZqiTE2pdGE7kXiox73EFGNnYnb" And ...
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As of 2017-09, Has there been talks or test implementations of making Litecoin anonymous / untracable like Monero or Zcash?

Being that Litecoin is more likely to implement experimental features before Bitcoin. As of today 2017-09, has there been discussions or test implementations of making Litecoin anonymous like Monero's ...
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Which wallet can I use to store all my cryptocurrencies ?

I'm new to cryptocurrencies and I would like to store all my currencies (I read here and there that it is not safe to store everything on Coinbase). So I tried Coinomi which seems quite good but is ...
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Can private keys be securely stored on blockchain?

Ok, I know that blockchain is public knowledge. But, than, there are experiments like zcash which encrypt sender receiver and amount information and they still work. I'm considering whether p2p ...
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Zcash t-addr + z-addr transactions

Is it possible to "break" the traceability of the blockchain by sending ZEC between z-addr and t-addr?
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How can a X-coin market cap go down while its value goes up?

Quoting Wikipedia, Market cap is given by the formula MC = N × P where N is the number of shares outstanding, and P is the closing price per share. In the specific case of a crypto currency, one ...
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Zcash z-addr in bitcoin

Can a improvement, difficult or easy, to Bitcoin Core implement z-addr like Zcash? Zcash do it possible to send coin anonymous using z-addr. The blockchain do not show z-addr, only t-addr that is like ...
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zcash - current block reward

Zcash implements the slow start strategy, as described here. The reward for mining a block is meant to ramp up linearly and reach it's maximum value around block 5000. How do I check the current ...
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Zcash proposal to use checkpoints to verify monetary supply [closed]

Based on concerns about the trusted setup not being able to conclusively disprove the ability to create hidden inflation, Zooko recently described an idea to institute checkpoints to verify the total ...
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Is equihash/scrypt suitable for pooled mining?

A "sequential memory-hard" PoW scheme cannot be parallelized effectively thus I imagine you also can't distribute solving the puzzle between participants in a pool? How does that work with scrypt then ...
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How to generate a zcash vanity address?

Is the main network address version for zcash already known? Is it possible to generate a mainnet address already? This could allow miners to start from minute 0 to mine on a anonymous pool. The ...
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What if Zcash Company turns evil?

The "Company Values" section at the Zcash website states: we are not the controllers or the power-holders, and do not control the mining or distribution of Zcash. Every user of Zcash contributes ...
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Is it possible to create private multi-signature transactions?

Since ZCash is based on the bitcoin core it is also enabled to create multi-signature transactions by default. ZCash now adds the possibility to create also private transactions. But how to create ...
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What are zkSNARK parameters and how to verify them?

When installing the zcash client for the first time it downlods a bulk of around 900 MiB in zkSNARK parameters. I am wondering: why and what are they exactly used for? Is this a security feature? How ...
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What's the difference between `z-addr` and `t-addr` type addresses?

I was playing with the zcash testnet and figured there are two different types of addresses available: z and t. Is this a privacy feature? What's the difference between z-addr and t-addr type ...
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Difference between Monero, Dash and Zcash [closed]

I'm curious to understand what the main differences between Monero, DASH and to-be released Zcash are. I would also like to know what is the main improvement in Zcash, when compared to Dash and ...
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