Empower everyone with economic freedom and opportunity
We believe that that everyone has a right to privacy, that the pursuit of economic freedom is virtuous, and that the future of money is an attack- and censorship-resistant digital currency.
Electric Coin Company launched and supports the development of the Zcash cryptocurrency — a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on strong science. Since its launch in 2016, Zcash has quickly grown to be one of the most valued and admired cryptocurrencies in the world.
Company role and history
Electric Coin Company are the creators and stewards of the Zcash currency.
We are scientists and engineers who discovered the underlying scientific principles and designed the ZEC protocol, but we do not control the currency, its mining or its distribution. Every user of Zcash contributes to its decentralization, helping to protect it against failure and corruption. Our team is one among many participants in the network.
The Electric Coin Company team
We're a diverse team — scientists, cryptographers, activists, educators, policy wonks and discoverers — on a mission to give everyone on Earth an open, inclusive financial system.
We're a passionate (and friendly) crew who believes in integrity, inclusivity and transparency.
The Zcash Foundation
The Zcash Foundation is a public charity, wholly independent from the Electric Coin Company. The foundation was launched in March of 2017 to help guide the evolution of Zcash. The nonprofit is dedicated to building Internet payment and privacy infrastructure for the public good, primarily serving the users of the Zcash currency and blockchain. Its activities span community, protocol and governance.