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Zcash is a typical anonymous cryptocurrency. With it, your privacy is highly protected without trace. Zcash uses 'zk-SNARK' protocol or alternatively the zero-knowledge proof. High privacy, on the other side, violates regulations on AML and KYC. Some cryptocurrency exchanges have delisted anonymous cryptocurrencies under pressure from regulators.

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The Electric Coin Company Officially Passes Zcash Trademark to Zcash Foundation
The Electric Coin Company (ECC) stated that it is officially passing the Zcash trademark registration and protection to the Zcash Foundation by signing a contract.

Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses
Duke Leto, a core developer at Komodo (KMD), recently published a blog on his personal website revealing that, “A bug has existed for all shielded address since the inception of Zcash and Zcash Protocol.” Leto explained, “That is, Alice giving Bob a zaddr to be paid, could actually allow Bob to discover Alice’s IP address. This is drastically against the design of Zcash Protocol.”

Zcash-Commissioned Research Find Cybercriminals Prefer Bitcoin Over Other Cryptocurrencies
Independent research commissioned by the Electric Coin Company (ECC), the parent firm of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash, concluded cybercriminals are much likely to use Bitcoin over other digital assets.

Chainalysis Adds Compliance Support to Track Privacy Coins Dash and Zcash
Chainalysis has just launched support for two of the most popular privacy coins, Dash and Zcash. Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies with privacy-enhancing features that allow users to gain total anonymity when making blockchain transactions. Privacy coins protect the identity of the users and the origins of the transactions, taking the anonymous and private nature of Bitcoin to the next level. Comparatively, Bitcoin protects some information, hence remaining pseudo-anonymous. The rest of the information, including transactions, addresses, and balances, is recorded in a public and permanently available ledger.


Crypto Exchange OKEx Delists Five Privacy Coins due to FATF Rules
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx’s Korean arm will be delisting all five privacy altcoins including Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN), and Super Bitcoin (SBTC).

IRS Hoping to Deanonymize Monero and ZCash Privacy Coins to Prevent Cybercrime
The Criminal Investigation Division(CID) of the IRS are actively hiring private contractors to study and analyze privacy coins, as there has quite been a lot of fraudulent activities revolving around their usage.

UK's Tax Authority Ready to Invest Up to $130,000 in Blockchain Analytics Tool to Track Crypto Cybercriminals
The UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is looking for an analytics tool using blockchain to enhance the process of identifying criminals who are trading in cryptocurrencies online.

A Dragonfly Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble’s Privacy, Proving That The Model Is Flawed
The esteemed privacy of Grin has been tampered with by a Dragonfly researcher who was able to unearth the real addresses of senders and receivers of up to 96% of transactions carried out in Grin’s blockchain.

#BitcoinTuesday: It’s Giving Tuesday for Cryptocurrencies
The Giving Block has launched the world’s largest cryptocurrency fundraising platform to coincide with Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019), where the platform will co-promote with influencers, sponsors and partners, the top nonprofits accepting cryptocurrency donations for “Bitcoin Tuesda

Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Warns Bitcoin Can Go Below $1000
After the roller coaster ride of Bitcoin early this morning, veteran market trader Peter Brandt comes out with a bold statement saying that Bitcoin price may go even down to as low as $1000.

What are the New Amendments in Japan’s Crypto Laws to be Enforced Next Month?
Japan will be enforcing new cryptocurrency-related regulations in May, as two of the pieces of legislation were passed by the Japanese House of Representatives last year. The Payment Services Act (PSA) and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) were originally scheduled to come into effect in April, however, there has been a delay and the final enforcement date has been officially pushed to May.