Zcash (CURRENCY:ZEC) traded down 0.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on January 2nd. Zcash has a total market capitalization of $342.66 million and approximately $137.48 million worth of Zcash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Zcash has traded 1% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Zcash coin can now be purchased for about $60.79 or 0.01504447 BTC on exchanges including C2CX, Ovis, Coinroom and Cryptohub.
Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) traded down 1.1% against the dollar and now trades at $13.31 or 0.00329290 BTC.
Bitcoin Private (BTCP) traded 1.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.49 or 0.00037019 BTC.
Horizen (ZEN) traded down 0.1% against the dollar and now trades at $5.26 or 0.00130348 BTC.
CrypticCoin (CRYP) traded 2.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0028 or 0.00000070 BTC.
ZClassic (ZCL) traded 0.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.14 or 0.00028143 BTC.
Bitcoin Interest (BCI) traded 0.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.35 or 0.00008721 BTC.
BitcoinZ (BTCZ) traded up 0.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0003 or 0.00000007 BTC.
Zero (ZER) traded 4.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00003138 BTC.
Hush (HUSH) traded 0.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0408 or 0.00001011 BTC.
Bitgem (BTG) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $2.79 or 0.00034116 BTC.
Zcash (CRYPTO:ZEC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Equihash hashing algorithm. Its launch date was October 28th, 2016. Zcash’s total supply is 5,637,019 coins. Zcash’s official Twitter account is @zcashco and its Facebook page is accessible here. Zcash’s official website is z.cash. The official message board for Zcash is forum.z.cash.
According to CryptoCompare, “zk-SNARKsThe BasicZcash is the first widespread application of zk-SNARKs, a novel form of zero-knowledge cryptography. The strong privacy guarantee of Zcash is derived from the fact that shielded transactions in Zcash can be fully encrypted on the blockchain, yet still be verified as valid under the network’s consensus rules by using zk-SNARK proofs. The acronym zk-SNARK stands for “Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge,” and refers to a proof construction where one can prove possession of certain information, e.g. a secret key, without revealing that information, and without any interaction between the prover and verifier. “Zero-knowledge” proofs allow one party (the prover) to prove to another (the verifier) that a statement is true, without revealing any information beyond the validity of the statement itself. For example, given the hash of a random number, the prover could convince the verifier that there indeed exists a number with this hash value, without revealing what it is. Application to ZCASHIn order to have zero-knowledge privacy in Zcash, the function determining the validity of a transaction according to the network’s consensus rules must return the answer of whether the transaction is valid or not, without revealing any of the information it performed the calculations on. This is done by encoding some of the network's consensus rules in zk-SNARKs. At a high level, zk-SNARKs work by first turning what you want to prove into an equivalent form about knowing a solution to some algebraic equations. In the following section, we give a brief overview of how the rules for determining a valid transaction get transformed into equations that can then be evaluated on a candidate solution without revealing any sensitive information to the parties verifying the equations. “
Zcash Coin Trading
Zcash can be bought or sold on these cryptocurrency exchanges: CoinEx, Cryptopia, Kuna, Gemini, Instant Bitex, Cryptohub, Kraken, BigONE, BiteBTC, GOPAX, OKEx, Upbit, Exmo, Bitinka, Liquid, LiteBit.eu, Trade Satoshi, BTC Trade UA, HitBTC, Mercatox, Bithumb, LBank, Graviex, Gate.io, C2CX, YoBit, Coinroom, OTCBTC, Poloniex, WEX, CEX.IO, Binance, LocalTrade, Cryptomate, Allcoin, Huobi, Bit-Z, Bitfinex, Altcoin Trader, Bitlish, Coinrail, BX Thailand, Ovis, Waves Decentralized Exchange, BCEX, BitBay, BTC-Alpha, Braziliex, Coinut, Tux Exchange, CoinExchange, Sistemkoin, Bittrex and Crex24. It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Zcash directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade Zcash should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Coinbase, Gemini or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy Zcash using one of the aforementioned exchanges.