There will be a Chinese community AMA tonight with Reuben on Wechat in about 40 minutes together with AEX
The Monerokon livestream can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsJaMw-3gGE Aram's talk on Lelantus is on the 17:15 - 18:15 slot (Denver US time)
For those interested on Zcoin's Lelantus can read more here eprint.iacr.org/2019/373. Sarang has also writtten a great summary and some test code here: github.com/SarangNoether/skunkworks/blob/lelantus/lelantus/analysis.md Collaboration between projects to improve privacy technology is always amazing.
Our very own Aram Jivanyan with Monero's cryptographers Sarang Noether and Brandon Goodell at MoneroKon. They have been super welcoming and friendly and we are happy to have been invited to speak. Catch Aram's talk later today on Lelantus which will be livestreamed as well!
Catch Zcoin's cryptographer Aram at Monerokon where he will be presenting Lelantus, our take on zk proof level privacy without trusted setup and standard assumptions. We look forward to share our ideas and find opportunities to collaborate.
Our COO, Reuben speaks on Block TV about privacy in cryptocurrencies and how he thinks Libra, will affect the cryptocurrency scene. blocktv.com/watch/2019-06-18/5d08e34610d45-reuben-yap-talks-zcoin-and-privacy-
Zcoin's founder Poramin Insom, quoted in an article on Facebook's Libra coin and whether it prevents censorship. uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-cryptocurrency-libra-calibra-blockchain-bitcoin-095550584.html
Zcoin's cryptographer Aram Jivanyan will be presenting Zcoin's Lelantus privacy protocol at MoneroKon monerokon.com/speaker-list at 23 June that offers ZKP with a relatively simple construction, no trusted setup and DDH assumptions. We look forward to reaching out to researchers, developers and other people in the privacy space and are hopeful that this will lead to new ideas and constructions to take Lelantus and blockchain privacy tech further.
Read about Zcoin's development goals and general direction on a high level in the coming months. zcoin.io/zcoin-and-the-road-ahead/
We have released our cryptographic library for Sigma, Zcoin's $XZC implementation of One-out-of-many-Proofs with a MIT license. github.com/zcoinofficial/libsigma/ This is an important first step in increasing the use of the Sigma protocol and also mobile/web wallet implementations.
Zcoin Development Update 10 June 2019 Sigma clean up in preparation for mainnet release, further MTP miner improvements, and significant improvements Lelantus proving times. zcoin.io/zcoin-development-update-10-june-2019/
A preview of an early beta of making Zcoin usable nationwide using Thailand's QR code payment system. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfsgxJ2oz5A
We will be hosting a live stream AMA on Zcoin's Periscope with Poramin Insom and Reuben Yap this Friday! Questions will be selected from our Telegram channel at t.me/zcoinproject We will also have some $XZC giveaways to those who ask good questions! forum.zcoin.io/uploads/default/original/1X/a8a39323ed87bc5deaec2a2f0544436d4903eae6.jpeg
Reuben will be speaking about Trustless and Simple Zero-Knowledge Proofs at f2pool's 6th anniversary on June 8th in Bangkok. If you want to attend, RSVP here: www.meetup.com/bitfish-blockchain-meetups/events/261858930/
We have updated our Lelantus paper with updated performance benchmarks that in many cases halves verification time of Lelantus proofs making it much more scalable. eprint.iacr.org/2019/373
In order to promote our dedicated Zcoin Forum, we will be doing spot prize give aways! There will be prizes for quality posts, posts that showcase your love for Zcoin, and prizes for community members helping each other out. So register an account, add your Zcoin donation address, under the "about me" section of your profile, and get posting! forum.zcoin.io/
A new Sigma testnet release is out! github.com/zcoinofficial/zcoin/releases/tag/v0.13.8.1-beta14 As we approach the release of Sigma, a ZKP privacy protocol without trusted setup and small proof sizes, we invite people to give it a go! For instructions on how to do so: zcoin.io/sigma-testnet-available-for-public-testing/
What the Venezuelan crisis teaches about cryptocurrency privacy cryptoslate.com/venezuelan-crisis-cryptocurrency-privacy/
Zcoin Development Update 27 May 2019 Sigma feature freeze and release candidate aim to be on 7 June 2019, smart asset token with privacy support, new MTP ccminer and ongoing research. zcoin.io/zcoin-development-update-27-may-2019/
For those using Ledger Nano X, we have updated our Electrum Zcoin $XZC wallet to include support for it. github.com/zcoinofficial/electrum-xzc/releases/tag/3.3.6
Help vote on the best time for a Zcoin AMA! twitter.com/zcoinofficial/status/1132411809187500033?s=19
Zcoin strategy update on increasing adoption, branding, community, collaborations and integrations. - Update on Consensus 2019 - Collaborations and integrations in the works - Lelantus feedback - Rebrand and themes - Focus on real use cases: * Payments * Voting * Asset tokenization with privacy features - Current adoption efforts update - Governance - Team hiring objectives - Community www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY1DJCRcKtE
Zcoin is now supported on ChangeNOW. Swap Zcoin with 170+ cryptos without needing an account! changenow.io/?to=xzc
Part 2 of a rare glimpse into our founder Poramin Insom's journey and vision of Zcoin. www.eliteplusmagazine.com/home/content/656/8
Check out a little teaser of how Zcoin's Sigma privacy protocol works and how it is designed to make it easy to anonymize your funds and make Sigma spends! youtu.be/yj7l2oXus3I
Reuben talks on Nasdaq's TradeTalks about privacy on the blockchain and the challenges on getting it right www.pscp.tv/w/b67e0TFEWUVYTnJBTWd6S2d8MWVhS2J2d2tnVmVLWMyle2JksFr2gxcji1aMhhGa7MfvvdC6IAr6h25Qw9QR
Blokt interviewed Reuben Yap, COO of Zcoin, to find out why privacy-preserving technologies are essential to cryptocurrencies, and what makes the Zcoin team so passionate about them. blokt.com/interview/zcoin-putting-financial-privacy-at-the-forefront-with-untraceable-crypto-transactions
Watch Reuben being interviewed by Crypto Finder on the recent Zerocoin exploit, the important of having a supply auditability, and on Zcoin's upcoming privacy protocols: Sigma and Lelantus. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwPE81_EpVE
We'll be at Blockchain Week NYC! Join us at the Privacy Land meetup on 15 May (6.00PM to 9.00PM) together with other privacy centric projects IoTeX, NuCypher and Enigma! Our COO Reuben and Director of Partnerships Sandra will be attending. www.eventbrite.com/e/privacy-land-w-iotex-nucypher-enigma-zcoin-blockchain-week-nyc-tickets-61433430043
Development Update 9 May 2019 New privacy protocol Sigma testnet launch and fixes, Exodus token adoption, Lelantus cryptographic libraries completed. zcoin.io/zcoin-development-update-9-may-2019/
Listen to Reuben's interview on Crypto 101 giving further details on the Zerocoin flaw, how it was mitigated and handling responsible disclosure. soundcloud.com/matthew-aaron-690749808/zcoin-zerocoin-cryptography-flaw-update
Zcoin's Sigma Testnet is now up for public testing! Test our replacement to Zerocoin with improved security, performance, usability and scalability. zcoin.io/sigma-testnet-available-for-public-testing/
From cyberwarfare to cryptocurrency, a rare look into our founder, Poramin Insom's journey and how he came to start Zcoin $XZC. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. www.eliteplusmagazine.com/home/content/654/8
Further disclosure and clarification on Zerocoin spends issue: zcoin.io/further-disclosure-on-zerocoin-vulnerability/
We are happy to be listed on another Indonesian exchange Koinx.id with Indonesian Rupiah and BTC pairings. Stay tuned for chances to win some additional XZC. Indonesia represents an important market for Zcoin with the 4th largest population in the world.
Please update your Zcoin wallet or Znodes as soon as possible to the latest version that will disable Zerocoin pending our Sigma release. github.com/zcoinofficial/zcoin/releases/tag/v0.13.7.8
Watch Crypto Cactus interview with Reuben answering 10 questions from the community. youtu.be/2UAGNStRYxk
We are pleased to welcome another addition to the Zcoin team, Tigran Mamikonyan. Tigran has garnered many programming awards having won bronze in the International Olympiad in Informatics, NEERC Southern Caucus Champion several times and an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest finalist. zcoin.io/tigran-mamikonyan-joins-the-zcoin-team/
Listen to Reuben's podcast interview on Crypto101 with Matthew Aaron. soundcloud.com/matthew-aaron-690749808/zcoin-iotex-101
Lelantus, Zcoin's next gen privacy protocol is now officially published on Eprint eprint.iacr.org/2019/373 You can also view a less technical explanation here: medium.com/@zcoin/lelantus-zcoins-next-gen-privacy-protocol-f17ac53be277
We are happy to be listed on DigiFinex, one of the world's leading exchanges with a BTC and ETH pair. Deposits will be open on 15th April and trading/withdrawal will be open from the 16th April. zcoin.io/zcoin-gets-listed-on-digifinex/
Join us at Paris Blockchain Week Summit at Station F where @reubster will discuss 'Privacy: real world applications for Zero Knowledge Proof’ with speakers from Zcash, Elixxir and Dusk Network. Use the code "SPEAKER30" for 30% discount.
Zcoin Development Update 8 April 2019 * Lelantus multi exponentiation improvements halves verification time and to be ported to Sigma as well (allowing higher anonymity sets than previously thought in paper) * Lelantus bulletproof implementation now on par with Andrew Poelstra's buletproof implementation. * Lelantus paper submitted to eprint * Sigma housekeeping and unit testing before testnet launch. However implementation of exponentiation may delay slightly but as huge performance increase was deemed worthwhile. * GUI major issues resolved * MTP CPUminer slight improvements. zcoin.io/zcoin-development-update-8-april-2019/
Livecoin an exchange that has been around since 2013 and is also popular with the Russian community has listed Zcoin $XZC with BTC and ETH pairings. www.livecoin.net/en/trade/index?currencyPair=XZC%2FBTC
If you have any question or just want to speak Zcoin, catch Prashanth Konda, Zcoin's $XZC Ambassador for Dubai at the Future Blockchain Summit, one of the world's largest blockchain festivals.
If you're in Jakarta, Indonesia, catch me at Koinx.id Blockchain Indonesia Summit where I will be delivering a keynote on blockchain privacy. www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-indonesia-summit-registration-58974530408
Zcoin Development Update 31 March * Sigma private testnet with first Sigma mint and spend, finalizing for public testnet * Lelantus multi exponentiation improvements and feedback * GUI work resumed after porting to new programmerq * Satang Wallet with QR code payment integration to begin penetration testing soon. zcoin.io/zcoin-development-update-31-march-2019/