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Show 39: Zooko Wilcox - Importance Of Privacy & Zcash

By Crypto Voices

Show support appreciated: 35iDYDYqRdN2x6KGcpdV2W1Hy3AjGje9oL Matthew and Fernando interview Zooko Wilcox, co-founder of the Zcash cryptocurrency protocol and CEO of the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company. Very interesting and broad discussion on the various social and economic implications of privacy. Zooko explores the numerous reasons for privacy coins, where Bitcoin has taken us with its success, how he hopes Zcash can take us further, why it's needed, and how privacy coins can effect society. We explore some straw men (dark markets) in terms of their analog comparisons today. We discuss other use-cases for privacy coins. We discuss some facets of the Zcash team and protocol, including some of the reasoning behind establishing a company to launch the currency. He notes the importance of security audits. He addresses the open questions on improving Bitcoin versus improving other coins (such as with privacy upgrades). Zooko concludes with some reflections on DigiCash, as well as some lessons on the importance of not resting on laurels in building this technology for the future. Links for more info: Show sponsor: Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Fernando Ulrich Music: New Friend Music Site: Podcast & Information Cryptoeconomics & Liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.

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