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Zerocoin is a proposed extension on Bitcoin to make Bitcoin more private. Zerocoin only hides the origin of a payment, the destination and amounts are still public. Zerocash is a further extension of the zerocoin protocol which hides the destination and amounts. Zerocash transactions are more compact than zerocoin transactions. Zcash is an implementation ...


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Not really. Both use OP_CLTV, in order to recover from a situation where one side refuses to participate in the protocol, but other than that, they're pretty different. ZKCP has a zero knowledge proof communicated outside of the blockchain. On the other hand, HTLC passes signed transactions back and forth to update a channel.


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According to this article: (https://medium.com/coinmonks/zk-starks-create-verifiable-trust-even-against-quantum-computers-dd9c6a2bb13d) "There is a new company called StarkWare Industries that is looking to solve some of the challenges with leveraging ZK-STARKs (one being the size of the proof) and also commercialize the technology, which can be ...


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A lot of these terms end up being confusing and a little non descriptive. In the "elements project" nomenclature a confidential address is an encoding of a P2PKH key which includes the necessary information to make a confidential transaction, one which uses range proofs to blind the monetary units. There's nothing confidential about the address itself, it's ...


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Here's Zcash's multi-party parameter calculation code, which... ... used a multi-party computation protocol with the property that the resulting parameters are secure unless all of the participants were dishonest or compromised during the ceremony. By the way, you might find Bulletproofs more interesting which is newer and doesn't require a trusted setup....


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Understand that MimbleWimble/Grin is privacy centric. Does it use Zero Knowledge Proofs to achieve the privacy goals? Yes. Zero Knowledge Proofs (specifically, Range Proofs. Possibly Bulletproofs in the future) contribute to the privacy goals of Grin by giving validators the ability to verify that no inflation or deflation occured in a transaction without ...


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It's basically a zero knowledge proof that is easy to verify. The parameters are given on the zcash site. you can check it here https://z.cash/blog/generating-zcash-parameters.html


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