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Zcash is a cryptocurrency and stands out with its privacy future. ZEC is the symbol for Zcash. Zcash was founded in 2016 in an effort to create a cryptocurrency that allows complete anonymity for users. Zcash was first created as a fork on the Bitcoin blockchain. Zcash uses the zero knowledge proof method to provide privacy. Users can hide all or some information of a transaction. Parties don't have to reveal information to complete a transaction.

With a total market cap of over $399 million, Zcash is the No. 80 cryptocurrency by market size. The currency symbol for Zcash is ZEC and it was launched in October 2016. Zcash uses the Equihash hashing algorithm. There will only ever be 21 million Zcash tokens issued. So far 11 million tokens (52.6% of the total supply) have been issued.

We found savings accounts offering up to 0.3% APY on Zcash deposits. Check out our Zcash staking yields table for further details.

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All Time Low
$19.80 USD
13 Mar 2020
3 years and 8 days ago
All Time High
$3,192 USD
29 Oct 2016
6 years and 144 days ago

Will the Price of Zcash Go Up or Down?

The technical price analysis for Zcash below is undertaken automatically by Tradingview by looking at over 20 different technical chart indicators. You can see how many of these indicators were BUY, NEUTRAL or SELL at the bottom of the chart. The indicators will change depending on what time frame you are looking at. The analysis does not consider market sentiment or broader macro issues that may affect the price of Zcash.

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Zcash FAQs

AZcash was launched in October 2016.
AZcash uses the hasing algortihm Equihash.
AThe highest price that Zcash ever reached was $3,191.93 USD. This all time high price occured on 29 Oct 2016.
AThe lowest price that Zcash ever reached was $19.75 USD. This all time low price occured on 13 Mar 2020.
AYes you can find the Zcash Reddit channel at
AYes Zcash is mineable which means that new coins can be created by miners working on the network.
AZcash uses a proof of work equihash concensus algorithm.
AZcash is part of the Bnb Chain and Binance Chain ecosystems.
AYes, staking is available for Zcash on a number of platforms. For a full list of Zcash staking yields see our list of Zcash staking yields.
AYou can earn up to 0.3% APY by staking your Zcash tokens. Check out our Zcash staking yields table for further details.
ARight now the best staking rates are on Binance with an income rate of up to 0.3% APY.
AYou can check the technical indicators for Zcash on the Zcash Price Trend tab. These indicators are based on the analysis of multiple trading signals for Zcash.
AYou can find the cheapest exchange on which to buy Zcash on the Zcash Buy tab.
AYou can check which wallets support Zcash on the Zcash Wallets tab.
AThe following venture capital firms have invested in Zcash: BoostVC, DCG, Electric Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey Capital, Pantera Capital, Placeholder Ventures and Winklevoss Capital.

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