Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralized and open-source privacy-focused cryptocurrency that was launched in 2016 by Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn. It was based on the Zerocoin protocol which enables selective transparency of transactions. There is an added advantage with Zcash, as the transactions in it can either be transparent or shielded through a zero-knowledge proof called zk-SNARKs. As a result, this gives the users anonymity with a secure ledger of balances without disclosing the parties or amounts involved. However, there is another way for acknowledgment, where instead of publishing spend-authority and transaction values, the metadata of transaction is encrypted, and zk-SNARKs are used to prove the authenticity.
Today, on April 19 at UTC 09:19, Zcash (ZEC) was trading at USD 70.47 with a degraded Return on Investment of 98.36 %. At the same time, the market capitalization of it was USD 447,488,075 with a total of 6,349,869 ZEC coins in circulation. Similarly, its price in against Bitcoin was around 0.01339374 BTC per chip. If one looks at the monthly change in its value, on March 25, it was trading at $ 55.73, 25-days later, currently it is trading at USD 70.47 with a hike of 26.44%.
Let’s analyze the historical change in the value of Zcash (ZEC):
- All-Time High 5,941.80 USD (Oct 29, 2016)
- All Time Low 26.15 USD (Feb 23, 2017)
- Yesterday’s High / Low 71.88 USD / $69.77 USD
- Yesterday’s Open / Close 70.27 USD / $70.37 USD
- Intraday Change (Yesterday) 0.098756 USD (0.14%)
- Yesterday’s Volume 259,396,924 USD
Amidst the rumor that Zcash (ZEC) will be listed in the New York-based Gemini exchange, gave significant support in increased its value. Nevertheless, the rumors stood out to be true & soon the crypto got listed on Gemini. Privacy is the core of Zcash (ZEC), and that is why the usage of it has increased significantly over time. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss own the cryptocurrency exchange on which Zcash (ZEC) is listed. And a piece of good news for investors is that both of them are heavily invested in it. That is another factor for surety of investors that Zcash (ZEC) would surely get listed on the cryptocurrency exchange. The news of listing helped in strengthening the value of Zcash, and its value has jumped by almost 47% since then. There is speculation that the positive sentiment will rub off soon. If you look at the last 24-hour trading and fluctuations, it has been more or less flat. That is why even experts are not sure of its further movement. There is indeed some good news for Zcash (ZEC). Any further developments in future will propel its value to higher levels, benefiting the cryptocurrency for the longer term. At present, investors should wait for further correction level till investing in it.