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Coin Mining : Zclassic

Zclassic is a fork of Zcash 1.0.1 with minimal changes except for 2 major things.

1. 20% Founders Reward is removed.
2. Slow start is removed (blocks start at 12.5 ZCL rewards per block).

Parameters:

PoW: Equihash
Halving rate: Every 4 years (same as Zcash and bitcoin).
Starting Block Reward: 12.5 coins every 2.5 minutes (Same as Zcash.  50 coins per 10 minutes, like Bitcoin).
Total eventual supply: 21,000,000 (21 million), as per Bitcoin (Unchanged from Zcash)
Difficulty adjustment algorithm: Digishield V3 (Unchanged from Zcash)
Difficulty adjusts each block (Unchanged from Zcash)
Symbol: ZCL (pronounced “ZICKLE” like “NICKEL”)

Trusted Parameters
Zcash (and Zclassic) relies on trust that a private key was destroyed.  If anyone poseses the private key, that person can mint unlimited coins for himself/herself.  Zcash designed a ceremony where 6 individuals each created a shard of a private key and destroyed it.  As long as all 6 individuals did not conspire and collude to share their shards, the private key is destroyed.  Here are mre details about the ceremony.
https://z.cash/blog/the-design-of-the-ceremony.html

Zclassic uses the exact same trusted parameters Zcash uses.  This is also what Peter Todd suggests:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ZClassic/comments/5bbpmr/we_should_invite_petertodd_to_our_trusted_setup/

Block explorer:
https://classic.zcha.in/
https://zclassic.31337.eu/insight/
https://cronicc.github.io/

Website:
http://zclassic.org

CoinMarketcap
http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zclassic/

WhatToMine
http://www.whattomine.com/coins/167-zcl-equihash

Source Code:
https://github.com/z-classic/zclassic

Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ZClassic/

Slack Invite (over 300 members):
http://zclassic.herokuapp.com/

Freenode IRC:
#zclassiccoin

Pools:
https://pool.mn/zclassic
https://www2.coinmine.pl/zcl
https://pool.cryptobanx.io/zcl/
https://zcl.suprnova.cc/
https://zclassic.miningpoolhub.com/

Exchanges:
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=ZCL_BTC
https://c-cex.com/?p=zcl-btc
https://www.tradesatoshi.com/Exchange?market=ZCL_BTC
https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-ZCL

Twitter Social Proof:
https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/796058283312189440
https://twitter.com/zooko/status/795002870651322370

Medium:
https://decentralize.today/zcash-miners-stop-paying-20-genius-tax-486d9f40884f
https://decentralize.today/five-reasons-zcash-is-the-most-corporate-cryptocoin-youve-ever-seen-a77ac430b0e8

Announcements
[Pre Ann] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1671125.msg16781376#msg16781376
https://twitter.com/HeyRhett/status/794773732933799936
https://twitter.com/HeyRhett/status/794799248759885825

Todo:
Windows Wallet
IOS / Android Wallet

Note from developer:
I started this work on my own, writing Medium articles and reaching out to people on Twitter because I believe the ZK-SNARK technology in Zcash is the future of money, but I couldn’t stomach the idea of it being taxed 20% by a small group of people.

To be honest, I never made an altcoin before.  I spent a week on my own obsessing over the Zcash code to see what could be done.  Soon after the Zcash launch, I submitted a pull-request to remove the Founder’s Reward, which was quickly closed:
https://github.com/zcash/zcash/pull/1714

When I found out SuprnovaPools had 51%+ mining power of Zcash, I reached out to them to use my fork:
https://twitter.com/HeyRhett/status/792787816329515009

After failing at those two approaches, on Halloween, I announced, “I’m forking Zcash with no 20% Founders Reward.  Ping me to help.  There won’t be any reward for helping.”
https://twitter.com/HeyRhett/status/793201219393105921

I offer my sincere apology to the community for people who feel they may have missed the announcement because there wasn’t enough advance notice.  I was reaching out to people, but I did not have the large exposure of a foundation with investors.

Now that the coin is live, most of what you see above is work done by the community.  This coin is almost 4 days old, and I’m amazed at what we’ve done so far.

Elon Musk Reveals Personal Crypto Holdings

Elon Musk has revealed his personal cryptocurrency holdings. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla told Twitter followers that he in fact has never purchased cryptocurrency, and only holds a small amount of Bitcoin gifted by a friend. The tweet was made in response to scam posts on Twitter claiming to be Mr Musk requesting Ethereum. It’s an issue that has plagued the Twitter network, with scammers impersonating blockchain figures such as Vitalik Buterin in attempts to steal users cryptocurrency. Twitter users are warned to never send cryptocurrency to anyone claiming to be hsoting a giveaway or event. Whilst the businessman may not own cryptocurrency, it was reported in 2016 that he was not against the technology. When appointed to Trump’s team of advisers he declared that Bitcoin was in fact a “good thing”, although he did not elaborate in great detail. Elon Musk’s lack of involvement with cryptocurrency is interesting, as decentralized technology firmly aligns with his professed aspirations for a better human society. Whether his involvement will change as blockchain technology develops remains to be seen.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/elon-musk-reveals-personal-crypto-holdings/

India’s NASSCOM Partners With Blockchain Institute

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it seems that people either love cryptocurrency and blockchain or they hate it. There’s no in-between. There’s no Switzerland. It’s an all or nothing sort of deal. Earlier today, the U.K. Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into cryptocurrency and blockchain, stating that it will be looking into the risks and dangers open to consumers who use cryptocurrencies. Also announced today is that one of India’s most prominent tech industry organizations has partnered with the BRI, Blockchain Resource Institute. Why? To create a blockchain institute which will develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and usage in India. Pretty different compared to the U.K’s announcement, right? One country dislikes cryptocurrency and blockchain, the other loves it. Enough, at least, to partner with the BRI in order to help create a digital economy in India.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/daily-news/bitcoin-news/nasscom-blockchain-institute/

How Crypto is Empowering the LGBT Community

Crypto is often getting ragged on for being a gateway towards crime. Today, however, I’d like to recognize some of the good that crypto can do. Today, the LGBT Foundation revealed that it will be using blockchain technology to drive equality throughout the global LGBT community – new token will be called the Pink Dollar.

The LGBT economy, or Pink Economy, will be tokenized by the LGBT Foundation to push for positive social change, protect vulnerable members of the community, and showcase the economic drive of the LGBT community.

Started by Hornet Networks, the LGBT Foundation will harness the power of the Pink Economy to provide a safe and secure environment for accessing crypto and blockchain assets. The Pink Dollar will help to connect LGBT businesses across the globe and establish an economic identity for the community.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/daily-news/crypto-news/pink-dollar-crypto-lgbt/

U.K. Treasury Starts Investigation into Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

The United Kingdom seems to have taken a firm stance on the cryptocurrency sector and It doesn’t appear to be a good one. At first, it was just Prime Minister Theresa May stating that cryptocurrencies require more regulation, adding that the UK Treasury plans to set new rules in order for that to happen. That wasn’t too bad considering the UK isn’t the only country pulling for more regulation. Except then today happened. Now, it appears the UK has an even stronger opinion on cryptocurrencies. Strong enough to launch an inquiry into the industry. Earlier today, the U.K Treasury disclosed that it will be orchestrating an inquiry into various issues that surround both cryptocurrency and the technology behind it, blockchain. To no surprise, the investigation conducted by the U.K. Treasury Committee will be looking into the risks cryptocurrencies open up to consumers, as well as a number of other issues. I’m not shocked that ‘risks’ are one of the issues planning to be discussed. It’s been known for a while that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are extremely vulnerable to illegal activity, such as money laundering.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/daily-news/crypto-news/uk-treasury-lauch-inquiry-crypto/