ECC tracks various on-chain metrics related to transparent and shielded storage and use. The data shared here represents information we believe to be most relevant to the ecosystem. See https://z.cash/technology/ for more information on Zcash addresses.
Zcash privacy set
Zcash’s privacy set protects you against on-chain linkability analysis. Each shielded pool in Zcash has its own privacy set. This graph shows the Sapling privacy set, which is more than twice as large as it was a year ago, as measured by the total number of transactions with at least one shielded output. Transactions with at least one shielded output are a good measure of the Zcash privacy set because in general, the more shielded outputs in a given pool, the more difficult it is to link transactions that interact with that pool.
Zcash users are able to take advantage of a privacy set that grows over time. This is superior to coins that use mixing where the privacy set is limited to the number transactions mixed together at a single moment in time. Click here for detailed breakdown of Zcash output data since 2016.
Zcash shielded pools
Zcash users are increasingly storing more of their ZEC in shielded pools. The total value of the shielded Sapling pool reached an all-time, month-end high of 880,145 in October 2021.
This graph shows the amount of ZEC stored in each of Zcash’s two shielded pools: Sprout (original) and Sapling (current). Click here for detailed breakdown of pool data since 2016.