Cryptocurrencies Encyclopedia

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21,400,000 5,757,841 2016-09-28
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POW Lyra2Z
Source Code White Paper Website XZC file:///D:/Downloads/1520413655971.pdf Coin
Zcoin is the first full implementation of the Zerocoin Protocol, which allows users to have complete privacy via Zero-Knowledge cryptographic proofs. It is worth noting that Zcoin is unrelated to other cryptocurrencies utilizing the Zerocash Protocol. Although Zerocash is a development from Zerocoin, their respective implementations are not simple forks of each other, but rely on different cryptographic assumptions with various tradeoffs. Both approaches supplement each other quite nicely, and a good way to describe them would be sibling projects. The Zerocoin protocol is being actively researched and improved, such as by a new extension that when implemented would remove the need for trusted setup and reduce proof sizes significantly.
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