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EY Open-Sources ‘Nightfall’ Code for Private Transactions on Ethereum

| Christine Kim

One of the world's largest consultancy firms has released a new set of protocols for enabling private transactions atop the ethereum blockchain.

Zcash Team Reveals It Fixed a Catastrophic Coin Counterfeiting Bug

| Alyssa Hertig

The company behind the privacy-minded cryptocurrency zcash said Tuesday that it moved last year to fix a catastrophic bug that could have been used…

As Plasma Stalls, Snarks Become New Hope for Scaling Ethereum Now

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

As work on ethereum's plasma scaling solution proceeds, some developers are hailing a form of cryptography used by zcash as an alternative.

Zcash’s Next Upgrade to Make Private Transactions 100x Lighter and 6x Faster

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Zcash's upcoming Sapling hard fork, expected to execute on Oct. 29, makes substantial improvements to the efficiency of its private transactions.

‘500 Transactions a Second’: Vitalik Says Zk-Snarks Could Scale Ethereum

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A form of cryptography pioneered by zcash might help scale ethereum "by a huge amount," says founder Vitalik Buterin.

Zcash Completes ‘Powers of Tau’ Privacy Ceremony

| Nikhilesh De

The zcash community has finished its Power of Tau ceremony in anticipation of the Sapling hard fork, which will occur later this year.

No One Should Control the Blockchain Supply Chain

| Samantha Radocchia, Ryan Orr and Maksym Petkus

Blockchain supply chains are coming to market, but they might not look the same as they were once envisioned.

Zcash Sets Roadmap for Blockchain Upgrades in 2018

| Stan Higgins

The zcash development team is planning a series of network upgrades for next year, according to a roadmap published today.

More Devs, More Destruction: Another Zcash Crypto Ceremony Is Underway

| Alyssa Hertig

Amid criticism of its first security ceremony, zcash has made changes as it prepares for a fork. But has it done enough to silence the skeptics?

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ZoKrates Seeks to Bring Best of Zcash to Ethereum with Devcon Debut

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A new programming language, debuted at Devcon Tuesday, promises to boost levels of privacy to the ethereum blockchain.