Multi-platform blockchain wallet Jaxx will integrate the new privacy-centric Zcash blockchain into its suite of software platforms. The integration is scheduled to come into effect a few days after the 28 October, when the Zcash genesis block will be mined.
Zcash uses zero knowledge proofs so that users will have the ability to make confidential and selectively disclosable transactions, powered by its cryptocurrency, ZEC.
CEO of Jaxx, Anthony Di Iorio said, "Zcash has garnered a lot of attention from all around the world and we at Jaxx have received a lot of interest from our users to have it available as soon as it launches.
"We will be able to offer Zcash on a number of different platforms, and are working well with the developers to enable a seamless integration.
"VCs have invested in Zcash, there's cutting edge security technology behind it and that's resulted in quite a lot chatter in the crypto community. Zcash holds an extraordinary amount of promise."
The Zcash protocol allows two parties to receive verified information without knowing who each other are, or seeing the subsequent data exchange. Zcash trades and payments will see transactions published on a public blockchain, with the option of keeping the sender, recipient, and amount confidential.
Zcash CEO Zooko Wilcox said: "Zcash is a new technology that lets you put encrypted data into a blockchain. Blockchains as they currently exist, don't offer much (or any) control over the disclosure of the data that you put on the blockchain. Any data that you put in there is visible to all users of the blockchain. Zcash is the first protocol of its kind and is the accumulation of years of academic research, hard engineering work, and diligent security work.
"I'm happy to see that established companies with their own technology, strategy, and user base are already adding Zcash support. This is a sign of a robust and diverse Zcash ecosystem already beginning to grow."
Zcash uses a type of zero-knowledge proof called a zk-SNARK, developed by a team of experienced cryptographers. Instead of publicly listing spend-authority and transaction values, the transaction metadata is encrypted and zk-SNARK is used to prove that users are spending value they actually have ownership over.
Zcash is the fifth token Jaxx has added on its wallets in less than three months, following the successful integrations of Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Dash and Augur; all within the world's top ten list of cryptocurrency by market cap.
"Jaxx has always been blockchain agnostic, but we listen very closely to the requests of our users. I'm extremely proud of what our team has been able to achieve by including so many popular tokens in such a short time. We will continue working around the clock to make these integrations and will include even more in the near future," said Di Iorio.
A couple of months back Jaxx was somewhat taken aback when Apple demanded the wallet remove its support of Dash on its iOS app. Dash also prides itself on providing enhanced privacy. However, Apple gave no reason for passing the order.