Today, billions of people in the world do not have access to a fair and open currency or supporting financial services. We build and support Zcash to drive greater freedom and opportunity for everyone.

We believe all people should have:

  • access and the option to participate in economic activity
  • without censorship or surveillance
  • using technology that evolves as the world evolves

Empowering economic freedom requires many people across a diverse range of projects, industries and countries. ECC supports Zcash through research and development, engineering, partnerships and regulatory efforts; and we will continue to empower others to build, experiment, and meet the needs of people across geographies and demographics.

Our vision is to create a digital currency that meets the following standards:

Be fair, open and safe for today’s users:

Open: Zcash is equitable. It can be used freely by everyone and can be used in the same manner by everyone.

Available: All people can easily and inexpensively obtain and use the currency and technology.

Permissionless: Anyone can choose to use it. It requires no third party intermediary. No-one can be excluded from the use of the technology to exchange value with another person.

Privacy Protecting: Users can choose to keep personal, counterparty and transaction details private, or disclose them.

Predictable: The crypto economics are built-in. The monetary supply cannot be manipulated or altered by anyone. The supply can be audited.

Resilient: Both the currency and technology are resilient against attacks.

Evolve with the needs of growing and changing communities:

Adaptable: The technology is adaptable to meet the varied use cases of today, as well as the unforeseen use cases of tomorrow.

Extensible: People can build on top of the technology so that it can be used in other applications to meet the needs of specific communities and use cases.

Interoperable: It can be used and exchanged across different types of technologies including non crypto-currency-based projects.

Self Funding: The technology encourages its ongoing modernization by providing mechanisms to fund ongoing development and support.

Self Governing: The governance is inclusive and capture-resistant.