Tag Archives: Zcash

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts

A New Startup Has Zooko and Naval Betting on Better Crypto Contracts

If a series of high-profile vulnerabilities weren’t enough to persuade you that today’s smart contracts are insecure, a group of computer scientists that have been researching them since the 1980s just might. Announced Monday, computer scientists Mark Miller, Dean Tribble, Brian Warner and Bill Tulloh have launched a new startup, Agoric, to develop a secure, blockchain-agnostic programming language based […]

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck Confirms Removal of Four Anonymity-Focused Altcoins

Recently hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck will end trading for four privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies, Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Dash (DASH), and Augur (REP), Cointelegraph Japanreported May 18. Following reports from back in March, the exchange has now officially confirmed the removal of the four anonymity-focused coins will come into effect June 18. According to Coincheck’s blog, the exchange will remove the four cryptocurrencies to comply with counter-terrorist financing (CFT) and anti-money […]

Gemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum Classic

Gemini Exchange to Add Zcash, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum Classic

The Gemini exchange has announced that it will soon be adding support for three new cryptocurrencies. The Winklevoss twin’s trading platform will begin accepting deposits in Zcash on May 19 with the same being extended to Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Classic at a later, undisclosed date. Gemini to be the First Fully Licensed Exchange […]

Australians Look to Bitcoin As Government Bans A$10,000 Cash Payments

Australians Look to Bitcoin As Government Bans A$10,000 Cash Payments

The government of Australia plans to set up a Black Economy Standing Taskforce that aims to reduce the weight of illegal economic activity in the country. To this end, the commission is introducing an economy-wide cash payment limit of A$10,000 to businesses. The public authorities’ intentions may be confronted with a rush towards cryptocurrencies as many […]

Bloomberg Partners Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Capital To Release Crypto Benchmark Index

Bloomberg Partners Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Capital To Release Crypto Benchmark Index

Bloomberg and Mike Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital Management have launched the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI) that will track ten cryptocurrencies from the “largest, most liquid portion of the cryptocurrency market,” Bloomberg reports today, May 9. The coins to be listed on the index currently are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, ESO, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Ethereum Classic, and […]

Komodo Platform Partners With ValueNet Capital Ahead of First Decentralized ICO

Komodo Platform Partners With ValueNet Capital Ahead of First Decentralized ICO

Komodo Platform, a cryptocurrency project that focuses on providing anonymity through zero-knowledge proofs and security through a novel Delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) protocol, has entered a strategic partnership agreement with ValueNet Capital, Beijing-based venture capital fund. Komodo Platform To Launch World’s First Decentralized ICO With Help From ValueNet Capital Forked from Zcash by the SuperNET […]

Forking a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Copies Zcash But What’s it Worth?

Forking a Fork: ‘Bitcoin Private’ Copies Zcash But What’s it Worth?

A fork of a fork of a fork? With Friday’s birth of a new coin called “bitcoin private,” the cryptocurrency space just keeps getting more meta. The much-discussed launch finds the cryptocurrency being created from a copy of the zclassic cryptocurrency (itself a copy of zcash, which was a copy of bitcoin). But if that sounds crazy, it’s […]

Litecoin And Dash Are Taking Over The Dark Web

Litecoin And Dash Are Taking Over The Dark Web

Bitcoin is essentially the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that’s becoming a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web. Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company that monitors forums on the dark web where many illegal transactions are arranged, looked through 150 of the dark web’s top marketplaces and found that the Bitcoin […]

Crypto Fund Predicts Zcash To Hit Over $62K By 2025

Crypto Fund Predicts Zcash To Hit Over $62K By 2025

According to a new investment thesis released by Grayscale Investments, the value of Zcash (ZEC)could reach over $62,000 by 2025, assuming that the coin will represent 10 percent of all offshore wealth by that point. The report, written by financial analyst Matthew Beck, contains an all-caps disclaimer in a footnote below the chart that states the prices are “PURELY HYPOTHETICAL”, […]

AngelList’s Naval Ravikant: Bitcoin Solves ‘Money Problems’

AngelList’s Naval Ravikant: Bitcoin Solves ‘Money Problems’

Bitcoin’s recent – and eye-popping – price movements above $12,000 have some observers saying the market is in bubble territory. While he’s not ruling it out entirely, Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, holds a less alarmist view. “Money is a bubble that never pops,” he said at yesterday’s Token Summit II in San Francisco, adding: “It’s a consensus […]