X

Feedback + Support

Need Assistance? Notice something missing or broken? Let us know!

Press esc to dismiss

project icon for zcoin

Zcoin

XZC
$4.55
-0.96%
Negative delta icon

Zcoin is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency built on the Sigma protocol

Overview

Project Stage

Live status icon

Amount Raised

Market Cap

$46MM

Sector

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain

Native token icon

ZCoin

Funding Source

Project Profile

Zcoin is an implementation of the Sigma protocol that aims to enable private digital transactions. For most of its history, Zcoin used the Zerocoin protocol which was initially proposed in 2013 as an extension of Bitcoin to enable users to exchange coins that have no transaction history. In April 2019, researchers found a major cryptography vulnerability in Zerocoin that led to the hidden inflation of the Zcoin supply. In July that same year, Zcoin switched to using the Sigma protocol, a zero-knowledge proof system that uses a combination of ring signatures and Pedersen Commitments. Sigma differs from Zerocoin in several key respects, namely: the lack of a trusted setup, much smaller transaction sizes as well as faster prover and verification times.

Zcoin launched in September 2016. Zcash did not have an ICO or public sale of tokens; rather, initial seed investors are compensated through a Founder’s Reward, similar to that in Zcash. The seed investor team includes Tim Lee, Roger Ver, and at least one anonymous investor. The project was founded by Poramin Insom and Gary Le, who left in 2016 after selling all of his coins. Poramin, who took over leadership and development, had previously founded Vertcoin and had studied under Matthew Green at Johns Hopkins University, a leading cryptographer and one of the creators of Zerocash.

Project Details

In the Zcoin network, users who want to send Zcoins effectively burn Zcoins to mint new tokens directly to the intended recipient. The newly minted tokens are redeemable for new Zcoins, which have no transaction history because they were just created. The recipient can then ‘spend’ Zcoin by performing the same operations. The amount of Zcoins being burned and the identity of the burner is obscured in a zero-knowledge proof posted to the network. This process secures anonymity if enough people are burning Zcoin at the same time so that when new Zcoins are minted, it is not clear which of the burned Zcoins ‘approved’ that particular mint. In addition to its use of the Sigma protocol, Zcoin also leverages the Tor and Dandelion++ protocols, that provide users network-level privacy, in so far as they can hide a user or node's IP address and other metadata. Zcoin uses a Proof of Work (PoW) consensus model and launched with the Lyra2z hash algorithm, but now uses the Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) hash algorithm that aims to be ASIC resistant.

Asset Details

Zcoins are intended as a general-purpose privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Like Monero, transactions in Zcoin are by default private, due to how Zcoin are actually sent from wallet to wallet. Zcoin also has a contribution function: to be compensated as a full node, at 30% of the block reward, one needs to stake 1000 XZC. This is relatively unique among prevailing cryptocurrencies. For example, Bitcoin and Zcash have no compensation mechanism for full nodes. DASH has a staking requirement for Masternodes, but they are also involved in generating rapid and private transactions. Znodes form a queue based on time since the last payment. The 1000 XZC stake cannot be slashed or otherwise taken as a punishment, but Znodes can be penalized for excessive downtime by waiting longer to be paid. The Zcoin supply schedule was intended to mirror Bitcoin’s and Zcash’s as 21 million emitted over 100 years with block rewards halving every 4 years, but an early bug led to the creation of approximately 400,00 extra coins. The Founder’s Reward is now split 2% to Poramin Insom (founder still with the project), 6% to seed investors, and 6% to the Zcoin team.

project icon for zcoin

Zcoin

XZC
$4.55
-0.96%
Negative delta icon

Zcoin is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency built on the Sigma protocol

Overview

STATUS

MARKET CAP

BLOCKCHAIN

TOKEN TYPE

Live status icon
Live
$46MM
Native token icon

ZCoin

N/A

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT RAISED

SECTOR

Cryptocurrency

Project Profile

Zcoin is an implementation of the Sigma protocol that aims to enable private digital transactions. For most of its history, Zcoin used the Zerocoin protocol which was initially proposed in 2013 as an extension of Bitcoin to enable users to exchange coins that have no transaction history. In April 2019, researchers found a major cryptography vulnerability in Zerocoin that led to the hidden inflation of the Zcoin supply. In July that same year, Zcoin switched to using the Sigma protocol, a zero-knowledge proof system that uses a combination of ring signatures and Pedersen Commitments. Sigma differs from Zerocoin in several key respects, namely: the lack of a trusted setup, much smaller transaction sizes as well as faster prover and verification times.

Zcoin launched in September 2016. Zcash did not have an ICO or public sale of tokens; rather, initial seed investors are compensated through a Founder’s Reward, similar to that in Zcash. The seed investor team includes Tim Lee, Roger Ver, and at least one anonymous investor. The project was founded by Poramin Insom and Gary Le, who left in 2016 after selling all of his coins. Poramin, who took over leadership and development, had previously founded Vertcoin and had studied under Matthew Green at Johns Hopkins University, a leading cryptographer and one of the creators of Zerocash.

Project Details

In the Zcoin network, users who want to send Zcoins effectively burn Zcoins to mint new tokens directly to the intended recipient. The newly minted tokens are redeemable for new Zcoins, which have no transaction history because they were just created. The recipient can then ‘spend’ Zcoin by performing the same operations. The amount of Zcoins being burned and the identity of the burner is obscured in a zero-knowledge proof posted to the network. This process secures anonymity if enough people are burning Zcoin at the same time so that when new Zcoins are minted, it is not clear which of the burned Zcoins ‘approved’ that particular mint. In addition to its use of the Sigma protocol, Zcoin also leverages the Tor and Dandelion++ protocols, that provide users network-level privacy, in so far as they can hide a user or node's IP address and other metadata. Zcoin uses a Proof of Work (PoW) consensus model and launched with the Lyra2z hash algorithm, but now uses the Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) hash algorithm that aims to be ASIC resistant.

Asset Details

Zcoins are intended as a general-purpose privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Like Monero, transactions in Zcoin are by default private, due to how Zcoin are actually sent from wallet to wallet. Zcoin also has a contribution function: to be compensated as a full node, at 30% of the block reward, one needs to stake 1000 XZC. This is relatively unique among prevailing cryptocurrencies. For example, Bitcoin and Zcash have no compensation mechanism for full nodes. DASH has a staking requirement for Masternodes, but they are also involved in generating rapid and private transactions. Znodes form a queue based on time since the last payment. The 1000 XZC stake cannot be slashed or otherwise taken as a punishment, but Znodes can be penalized for excessive downtime by waiting longer to be paid. The Zcoin supply schedule was intended to mirror Bitcoin’s and Zcash’s as 21 million emitted over 100 years with block rewards halving every 4 years, but an early bug led to the creation of approximately 400,00 extra coins. The Founder’s Reward is now split 2% to Poramin Insom (founder still with the project), 6% to seed investors, and 6% to the Zcoin team.

Show projects Article List
Sort icon: direction descending
Profile Updated
8d
Project details updated.
No icon fallback
ALTG
Profile Updated
8d
Project details updated.
Project Added as Signal
21d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
21d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
22d
Project details updated.
project icon for beam
BEAM
Profile Updated
22d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
27d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
27d
Project details updated.
project icon for qtum
QTUM
Profile Updated
32d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
32d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
33d
Project details updated.
project icon for aion
AION
Profile Updated
33d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
34d
Project details updated.
project icon for grin
GRIN
Profile Updated
34d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
35d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
35d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
39d
Project details updated.
project icon for kadena
KADENA
Profile Updated
39d
Project details updated.
project icon for chia
CHIA
Profile Updated
41d
Project details updated.
project icon for waves
WAVES
Profile Updated
41d
Project details updated
Profile Updated
43d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
43d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
46d
Project details updated.
No icon fallback
KLAY
Profile Updated
46d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
47d
Project details updated.
project icon for neo
NEO
Profile Updated
47d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
48d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
48d
Project details updated.
project icon for aelf
ELF
Profile Updated
49d
Project details updated.
project icon for eos
EOS
Profile Updated
49d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
50d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
50d
Project details updated.
project icon for storj
STORJ
Profile Updated
54d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
55d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
55d
Project details updated.
project icon for zrx
ZRX
Profile Updated
56d
Project details updated.
project icon for tether
USDT
Profile Updated
56d
Project details updated.
project icon for wax
WAXP
Profile Updated
57d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
57d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
60d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
60d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
61d
Project details updated.
project icon for tzero
TZEROP
Profile Updated
61d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
62d
Project details updated.
Profile Updated
62d
Protocol and asset details updated.
project icon for skale
SKALE
Project Added as Signal
62d
SKALE is an Ethereum Layer 2 scalability protocol facilitating the formation and operation of on-demand elastic sidechains.
Project Added as Signal
81d
TrueBit is a distributed marketplace for off-chain computation of resource-intensive smart contracts, verifying proper results using a game theory-based incentive structure rather than cryptographic proofs.
Project Added as Signal
92d
Spacemesh is a cryptocurrency and smart contract platform operating on directed acyclic graph infrastructure and utilizing a Proof-of-Spacetime consensus algorithm that intends to achieve a more equitable distribution of mining rights by decoupling the conferment thereof with access to financial means.
No icon fallback
BZRX
Project Added as Signal
95d
bZx is an Ethereum-based, decentralized cryptoasset lending protocol that facilitates margin trading of ETH and ERC-20 tokens.
Project Added as Signal
98d
Oasis Network is a permissionless, blockchain-based cloud computing platform that aims to improve upon the scalability and privacy of its peers through novel architecture.
Project Added as Signal
109d
FTX is a cryptoasset derivatives exchange, powered by a proprietary liquidation engine and clawback prevention protocol, offering futures, leveraged tokens and an over-the-counter trading portal.
Project Added as Signal
113d
ThunderCore is a permissionless, Turing-complete smart contract platform offering full EVM-compatibility and PaLa, a new variant of Proof-of-Stake consensus, as its distinguishing features.
Project Added as Signal
116d
Santiment is a blockchain data and analytics provider offering content streams, data feeds and analysis, APIs and its own ERC-20 token, SAN.
Project Added as Signal
130d
Nexus Mutual is a blockchain-based, protocol-enabled mutual insurance fund operating on Ethereum and owned entirely by its members, who buy into the fund by purchasing NXM tokens.
Project Added as Signal
158d
Gods Unchained is a decentralized trading card game that uses the ERC-721 non-fungible token standard to establish on-chain ownership of cards to be used in off-chain gameplay.
Project Added as Signal
168d
Synthetix is a decentralized synthetic asset issuance protocol consisting of an Ethereum-based smart contract, an exchange, and a dApp to facilitate smart contract interaction.
project icon for zrx
ZRX
Profile Updated
174d
Update on 0x v3, including protocol fees, staking incentives, and liquidity pooling with Uniswap, Kyber, and Oasis.
No icon fallback
LUNA
Project Added as Signal
182d
Terra is an algorithmically-governed, seigniorage share style stablecoin blockchain platform to which a collection of fiat-pegged tokens and a stabilizing cryptoasset, Luna, are native.
Profile Updated
199d
Stellar Development Foundation burns 55 billion XLM from its reserves, over half of the total supply, and removes the ongoing inflation to current token holders. The SDF had previously earmarked these tokens for community airdrops and ongoing organization funding.
Project Added as Signal
214d
Nervos is a public, PoW-based smart contract platform that utilizes off-chain computation in service of transaction scalability and implements a unique token emissions mechanic that imposes a perpetual cost for on-chain data storage.
Profile Updated
225d
Supply Information added.
project icon for beam
BEAM
Profile Updated
228d
Supply Information added.
project icon for grin
GRIN
Profile Updated
228d
Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
231d
Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
231d
Supply Information added.
project icon for siacoin
SC
Profile Updated
231d
Mining Information added.
project icon for dash
DASH
Profile Updated
232d
Mining and Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
232d
Mining and Supply Information added.
Profile Updated
235d
Mining and Supply information added.
Profile Updated
236d
Mining and Supply Information added.
project icon for kin
KIN
Project Removed as Signal
243d
Kin removed as Signal.
project icon for simple
OST
Project Added as Signal
243d
OST added as Signal.
Profile Updated
257d
Signal profile updated.
Project Added as Signal
271d
Edgeware added as Signal.
Profile Updated
273d
Ethereum Classic profile added.
project icon for steem
STEEM
Profile Updated
285d
Signal profile updated.
Profile Updated
285d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for neo
NEO
Profile Updated
285d
Signal profile updated.
No icon fallback
KLAY
Project Added as Signal
285d
Klaytn added as Signal.
No icon fallback
ALTG
Project Added as Signal
291d
Althea added as Signal.
Profile Updated
298d
Signal profile updated.
No icon fallback
UMA
Project Added as Signal
305d
UMA added as Signal.
No icon fallback
LIBRA
Project Added as Signal
306d
Libra added as Signal.
Project Added as Signal
311d
Chainlink added as Signal.
Profile Updated
317d
Signal profile updated.
Profile Updated
324d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for chia
CHIA
Profile Updated
329d
Signal profile updated.
project icon for bitfinex-leo
LEOTOKEN
Project Added as Signal
335d
Bitfinex LEO added as Signal.
project icon for coda
CODA
Profile Updated
341d
Signal profile updated.
Project Added as Signal
347d
Paxos added as Signal.
project icon for celo
CELO
Project Added as Signal
353d
Celo added as Signal.

You've reached the end of the list

project icon for zcoin

Zcoin

XZC
$4.55
-0.96%
Negative delta icon

Zcoin is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency built on the Sigma protocol

Overview

STATUS

MARKET CAP

BLOCKCHAIN

TOKEN TYPE

Live status icon
Live
$46MM
Native token icon

ZCoin

N/A

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT RAISED

SECTOR

Cryptocurrency

Project Profile

Zcoin is an implementation of the Sigma protocol that aims to enable private digital transactions. For most of its history, Zcoin used the Zerocoin protocol which was initially proposed in 2013 as an extension of Bitcoin to enable users to exchange coins that have no transaction history. In April 2019, researchers found a major cryptography vulnerability in Zerocoin that led to the hidden inflation of the Zcoin supply. In July that same year, Zcoin switched to using the Sigma protocol, a zero-knowledge proof system that uses a combination of ring signatures and Pedersen Commitments. Sigma differs from Zerocoin in several key respects, namely: the lack of a trusted setup, much smaller transaction sizes as well as faster prover and verification times.

Zcoin launched in September 2016. Zcash did not have an ICO or public sale of tokens; rather, initial seed investors are compensated through a Founder’s Reward, similar to that in Zcash. The seed investor team includes Tim Lee, Roger Ver, and at least one anonymous investor. The project was founded by Poramin Insom and Gary Le, who left in 2016 after selling all of his coins. Poramin, who took over leadership and development, had previously founded Vertcoin and had studied under Matthew Green at Johns Hopkins University, a leading cryptographer and one of the creators of Zerocash.

Project Details

In the Zcoin network, users who want to send Zcoins effectively burn Zcoins to mint new tokens directly to the intended recipient. The newly minted tokens are redeemable for new Zcoins, which have no transaction history because they were just created. The recipient can then ‘spend’ Zcoin by performing the same operations. The amount of Zcoins being burned and the identity of the burner is obscured in a zero-knowledge proof posted to the network. This process secures anonymity if enough people are burning Zcoin at the same time so that when new Zcoins are minted, it is not clear which of the burned Zcoins ‘approved’ that particular mint. In addition to its use of the Sigma protocol, Zcoin also leverages the Tor and Dandelion++ protocols, that provide users network-level privacy, in so far as they can hide a user or node's IP address and other metadata. Zcoin uses a Proof of Work (PoW) consensus model and launched with the Lyra2z hash algorithm, but now uses the Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) hash algorithm that aims to be ASIC resistant.

Asset Details

Zcoins are intended as a general-purpose privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Like Monero, transactions in Zcoin are by default private, due to how Zcoin are actually sent from wallet to wallet. Zcoin also has a contribution function: to be compensated as a full node, at 30% of the block reward, one needs to stake 1000 XZC. This is relatively unique among prevailing cryptocurrencies. For example, Bitcoin and Zcash have no compensation mechanism for full nodes. DASH has a staking requirement for Masternodes, but they are also involved in generating rapid and private transactions. Znodes form a queue based on time since the last payment. The 1000 XZC stake cannot be slashed or otherwise taken as a punishment, but Znodes can be penalized for excessive downtime by waiting longer to be paid. The Zcoin supply schedule was intended to mirror Bitcoin’s and Zcash’s as 21 million emitted over 100 years with block rewards halving every 4 years, but an early bug led to the creation of approximately 400,00 extra coins. The Founder’s Reward is now split 2% to Poramin Insom (founder still with the project), 6% to seed investors, and 6% to the Zcoin team.