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ZClassic Price Jumps Above $100

ZClassic’s price has jumped 22.5% to $98.26 over a 24-hour period today, the date of a scheduled fork, giving it a $335,496,321 market valuation. The cryptocurrency has a circulating supply of 3,414,350 ZCL out of a maximum supply of 21 million ZCL. Just 44 days ago, Bitcoin Private’s founder and lead developer, Rhett Creighton, proposed that the ZClassicCoin (ZCL) be revitalized by migrating it to become a bitcoin hard fork – “Bitcoin Private,” according to a Reddit post. The Bitcoin Private contribution team announced the much-anticipated snapshot date of both bitcoin and ZClassic which are scheduled to occur today, Feb. 28, 2018, according to the Reddit post. This announcement was made at the first official Bitcoin Private Conference held in Austin, Texas. In the last 24 hours, the price has ranged from $7.15 to $122.32. The price began a slight decline in the past week, beginning the week at $157.37. In the past month, the price has varied from $57.24 to $196.67. The price reached an all-time high of $235.32 on Jan. 7, after emerging from the low single digits for the first time in late December. The price began climbing on Dec. 20, 2017, when it was $4.53.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/zclassic-price-jumps-on-date-of-scheduled-fork/

Cryptocurrency Watch : ZClassic

ZClassic (ZCL)

Zclassic is a fork of Zcash: (@HeyRhett) decided to take another path by removing the 20% fee.
Miners are simply earning their fair reward, we believe they deserve it, and the coin development can be supported by the community. ZCL also differs from ZEC by removing the slow start (source), we
are not trying to deliberately engineer scarcity: The Market decides the price.

We are using the same parameters which were produced in the now famous secure “trusted setup meeting” (source) where Peter Todd participated, and he confirmed to us (source) they are safe to
use. If just one of the participants kept their key secret and destroyed it, the whole system is secure.

Current Price: $4.05 USD
Website: http://zclassic.org/
Type: Coin
Market Cap: $14,631,745 USD
Circulating Supply: 3,616,250 ZCL
Total Supply: 21,000,000 ZCL

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.