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.
Zcash lauches at the end of October. The highly anticipated cryptocurrency brings truly anonymous transactions using zero-knowledge proofs.
Komodo is a privacy-centered coin with Zcash technology and a new delayed-proof-of-work (dPoW) consensus mechanism that uses Bitcoin hashrate to secure itself and other coins.