Zcash: a first look at mining

Zcash launched on Friday, October 28th. Mining for ZEC started low but over the weekend, drew mining power away from ETH and toward ZEC. Nonetheless, it does not appear to have induced significant amounts of net new mining activity.

Sybil-Resistant Mixing for Bitcoin

A fundamental limitation of Bitcoin and its variants is that the movement of coin between addresses can be observed by examining the public block chain. This record enables ad- versaries to link addresses to individuals, and to identify multiple addresses as belonging to a single participant. Users can try to hide this information by mixing, […]