Investing in Zcash (ZEC) – Everything You Need to Know, ISI’s Matt Green, Securities

January 5, 2021

The history of Zcash begins way back in 2013. The project began as a totally different network known as Zerocoin. This privacy coin was the brainchild of a couple of members of the John Hopkins University Department of Computer Science, Baltimore. Specifically, Zerocoin was developed by Matthew Green, Christina Garman, Ian Miers, and Aviel Rubin. Zcash has one of the most respected teams in the market. Zooko Wilcox is the CEO of Zcash. He is best known as an American computer security specialist and the CEO of Least Authority Enterprises. He was assisted by a computer science faculty member of UC Berkeley and the co-founder of Zcash, Alessandro Chiesa.

Notably, Cryptographer Matthew D. Green from Johns Hopkins University was part of the founding team as well and Roger Ver was one of the company’s initial investors. Also, Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, signed on as an advisor to the Zcash project.


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