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Private Cryptocurrency and Messenger using Zero Knowledge Mathematics

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Hush is better than Zcash because Hush has mandatory privacy

Zcash has ignored the fact that optional privacy is no privacy at all for over four years. All major blockchain analysis companies support Zcash now, but they don't support Hush.

Zcash has no mandatory privacy because it's financially profitable for them to not have privacy, so they can sell it to ChainAnalysis, CipherTrace and their like, at 43 minute a presenter from CipherTrace mentions that they are actively working with Zcash.

This is one of reason why Zcash doesn't want you to use z-addresses, so their friends can track your transactions. A recent academic study published on May 18, 2020 by CarnegieMellon University showed that only 0.1% of ZEC users are using z-addresses properly. is supported by Zcash to increase zaddrs use at least to some degree to make people believe that someone is actually using z addresses, so users link the social media accounts to their zaddrs:

Zcash reduces privacy of miners with "Shielding Rule" where newly mined coinbase funds must be sent to a zaddr first, before they can be sent to a transparent address. As a result, it infects the shielded pool with Value and Timing metadata leakage.

Hush is not in debt to investors

Zcash raised $3.000.000 from investors, which they must pay back, at least 10-100x or maybe more to satisfy the original investors. This is why the price of ZEC in satoshis (not USD), always goes down. They are paying back initial investors by selling parts of the Founders Reward which was renamed and made it even harder to track where the money goes.

Recently the entire Zcash company was donated to a non-profit, that nobody has heard of! This was after changing their name legally to "Electric Coin Company", further throwing shade on their operation. Note that Zcash Company already was a Swiss-based Company with a US company subsidiary and a 501c3 non-profit called Zcash Foundation, which they constantly fought with. When does an entire for-profit VC-funded company get donated to a non-profit? Sounds quite shady indeed.

Hush uses Bitcoin for security

Zcash stupidly tries to compete and replace Bitcoin, Hush relies on BTC mainnet for protection from mining attacks. This is done via Delayed-Proof-of-Work, which allows blockchains with smaller hashrates to be protected by blockchains with larger hashrates.

Hush has Sietch

Sietch has been protecting HUSH mainnet since September 2019 and adds Monero-like protections on top of Zcash Protocol, which is why we describe Hush Protocol as an improved Zcash Protocol and most secure and private cryptocoin.

Hush has HushChat

HushChat is a decentralized Signal competitor, and HushChat Protocol implements a protocol very similar to Signal Protocol, with ratcheting, where we replace traditional metadata-nightmare phone numbers with shielded Hush addresses. No centralized servers, no companies, no phone numbers, no JavaScript, Plausible Deniability and support for emoji!

Hush tells the public the truth

Zcash tries to hide security problems and their various shady dealings with various organizations. For example, the Sprout CVE was kept secret for about a year by Zcash Company and then dumped on the greater community like a large turd sandwhich for lunch. Another Zcash vulnerability CVE-2019-16930 was publicly disclosed by Duke Leto.

Zcash Company was trying to keep it secret and this is when most Zcash people, including security officers and engineering, blocked him on Twitter, to the detriment of all Zcash users. The "Sapling Woodchipper" CVE-2019-11636 has actually gotten worse since Zcash made their transaction fees ten times less, in an effort to control fees, they made the attack ten times cheaper.

Hush uses the same zero-Knowledge math, for free. Zcash spent millions of dollars to develop bleeding edge new mathematics, called zk-SNARKs (zero knowledge succinct non-interactive arguments of knowledge), which Hush uses for free. Zcash Company additionally spends obscene amounts of money maintaining this code as an upstream, for free. Zcash has no "technological moat" and Hush takes all the best ideas, for free, and combines them with the best ideas from Monero. Thanks Zcash!

Hush is free software. We are a GPLv3 Free Software community, so Hush owns it's own patents and intellectual property. If you use our stuff in an uncool way, we will send Software Freedom Law Center to you. They love GPLv3 enforcement.

Hush has network-level privacy

Zcash and Bitcoin itself have no network-level privacy, it makes sense for Bitcoin as it is not a privacy coin and everything is public. Encrypting connections between Bitcoin full nodes would mostly be a waste of resources and it would prevent some very old computers from joining the network, potentially. OK Satoshi, you get a pass from Duke.

Now Zcash, on the otherhand, is supposed to be a privacy coin right? It would benefit from network-level privacy such as SSL/TLS (like the little green lock in your browser), but they never implemented it. Either they are stupid and lazy, or they are smart and realize that since most Zcash transactions don't use privacy, it's basically worthless to add network encryption to Zcash.

Hush has mandatory network-level TLS 1.3 encryption between all peers, the current best in world used by all modern web servers and browsers. All legacy ciphersuites are turned off and Hush only supports TLS 1.3, unlike almost any other software out there.

Hush nodes have mandatory privacy on the blockchain and on the network and these two things together combine to make Hush exponentially more private than Zcash.

Hush is a platform to make privacy coins

Hush gives you the ultimate freedom to make your own privacy coins, which can integrate with Hush or not. Zcash wants to be a king, where you live on their land and pay them a tax. With Hush, you can make your own kingdom (or queendom) and there are no taxes paid to Hush, as opposed to building on Ethereum. Hush Smart Chains can be completely independent of Hush, or be protected by Hush (and Bitcoin hashrate) via Delayed-Proof-of-Work.