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Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee, privacy advocate and widely recognized whistleblower, stated that zero-knowledge proofs, a cryptographic system employed by popular anonymous cryptocurrency Zcash, is the future of private trade. “I'm with Vitalik Buterin,” said Snowden, quoting his previous statement which read, “Zcash's privacy tech makes it the...
Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used to secure all modern Wi-Fi networks.Vanhoef’s paper noted: “An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this...
Decentral, the creators of popular cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx have announced that they plan to integrate Zcash into their software within days of Zcash's genesis block being mined on October 28th.Founded by Zooko Wilcox who previously worked on Digicash and PGP, Zcash is pitched as an anonymous bitcoin alternative which boasts improved...
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn is a longtime cypherpunk and current CEO of Zcash, where his team is developing a truly anonymous alternative to Bitcoin. Recently, Zooko was interviewed on Epicenter Bitcoin, where he shared some of his thoughts on the possibly-overconfident Bitcoin community. This part of the discussion was sparked by...

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