The protocol was launched in October 2016 and is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research, and built by a security-specialized engineering team on an open source platform based on Bitcoin Core's battle-tested codebase.
If Bitcoin is like http for money, Zcash is https. Zcash offers total payment confidentiality, while still maintaining a decentralized network using a public blockchain. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions can be shielded to hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain. Only those with the correct view key can see the contents. Users have complete control and can opt-in to provide others with their view key at their discretion. Zcash transactions do not depend on the cooperation of other parties.
ZCash is mineable and can be profitable using just a CPU or GPU.
ZCashFaucet.info now enables you to mine ZEC directly in your browser!
Just make a claim and visit the Account page when you can use the mining console to start mining ZCash straight away. All your mining income is directly credited to your ZCashFaucet.info balance each day. You can adjust how much of your computer resources to use for mining by setting the number of threads and mining speed. To increase your hash rate you can mine on multiple computers!
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To ensure the highest possible payouts, it is necessary to free up ZEC claimed by users that no longer use the faucet.
If you have not made a claim or mined in the last 30 days your account will be deemed inactive and your non-withdrawn balance will be forfeited. Any referrals you have made will also be removed from the system.
How do I stay active?
Easy! Make sure you visit the faucet and make a claim at least once every 30 days.
I refer new users, but don't claim myself. Will this keep my account active?
No. You need to make a claim yourself at least once every 30 days in order to keep your account active.
I only mine ZEC, but rarely claim myself. Will this keep my account active?
Yes. As long as you mine or make a claim every 30 days your account will remain active.
My account was made inactive, can I get back my ZEC?
No. Your ZEC has been used to fund bigger payouts for users of the faucet. You can continue making claims and start earning ZEC again - just remember to make a claim at least once every 30 days.