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Zcash Doesn’t Need Your Trust - Most Influential 2022
On today’s show we look at the story behind the CEO who designed a protocol that radically improved privacy, courtesy of CoinDesk’s features reporter and assistant opinion editor, Daniel Kuhn.
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CDCrop Zooko Wilcox MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)
Zcash Doesn’t Need Your Trust
For years, the Electric Coin Company has been breaking new ground with zero-knowledge proofs. This year it radically improved privacy on its Zcash protocol, even as the right to use it is under attack. That’s why CEO Zooko Wilcox is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
CDCrop Zooko Wilcox MI2022 (Will Ess for Pixelmind.ai/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Spam cans stacked (Shutterstock)
Zcash May Be Getting Spammed but the Blockchain Is Doing Just Fine, the Company Behind It Says
Electric Coin Co., the organization behind Zcash, claims that concerns of a spam attack are mostly just fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD).
CDCROP: Spam cans stacked (Shutterstock)

CDCROP: Ethereum merge (Dall-E/CoinDesk)
Ethereum Classic and Ravencoin's Hashrate Nearly Doubles After Merge
Earlier on Thursday, Ethereum switched to a system that does away with the need for miners.
CDCROP: Ethereum merge (Dall-E/CoinDesk)

HuobiGlobal will delist Dash (DASH), Decred (DCR), Firo (FIRO), Monero (XMR), Verge (XVG), Zcash (ZEC) Horizen (ZEN) on September 19 amid broader scrutiny of privacy tokens. (Lianhao Qu via Unsplash)
Crypto Exchange Huobi to Delist 7 Privacy Coins, Including Zcash, Monero
The company said it is complying with regulations in different countries and regions.
HuobiGlobal will delist Dash (DASH), Decred (DCR), Firo (FIRO), Monero (XMR), Verge (XVG), Zcash (ZEC) Horizen (ZEN) on September 19 amid broader scrutiny of privacy tokens. (Lianhao Qu via Unsplash)

CDCROP: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. (Getty Images)
The SEC Is Getting Clearer About How It Plans to Regulate Crypto
We're reading between the lines of Grayscale's recent disclosures about SEC inquiries.
CDCROP: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. (Getty Images)

Zcash creator Zooko Wilcox in 2019
Zcash’s NU5 Upgrade Goes Live, Boosting Privacy and Removing ‘Trusted Setups’
The privacy coin now allows transactions that are shielded by default, so users no longer have to opt in to hide payment details on the blockchain.
Zcash creator Zooko Wilcox in 2019

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 2013:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS; PREMIUM RATES (3X) APPLY) Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden poses for a photo during an interview in an undisclosed location in December 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Snowden who exposed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency has been in Moscow since June 2012 after getting temporary asylum in order to evade prosecution by authorities in the U.S.  (Photo by Barton Gellman/Getty Images)
Edward Snowden Played Key Role in Zcash Privacy Coin’s Creation
The NSA whistleblower and privacy advocate was one of six participants in the cryptocurrency’s fabled 2016 “trusted setup” ceremony, using a pseudonym.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 2013:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS; PREMIUM RATES (3X) APPLY) Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden poses for a photo during an interview in an undisclosed location in December 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Snowden who exposed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency has been in Moscow since June 2012 after getting temporary asylum in order to evade prosecution by authorities in the U.S.  (Photo by Barton Gellman/Getty Images)

Bitcoin mixer concept (Getty)
Bitcoin Mixers: How Do They Work and Why Are They Used?
Bitcoin offers pseudonymity to users by design. But in order to be completely anonymous, you’ll need to use tools like bitcoin mixers.
Bitcoin mixer concept (Getty)

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Zcash Extends Rally Into Asian Trading Day
ZEC posted gains of 6% during Asian business hours, lifting its gain this week to 12%.
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