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There are two coins with that name. The first is called Dashcoin (DSH) and is a CryptoNote coin that was launched July 05, 2014 as an automated fork of Bytecoin (BCN) without the large premine. Dashcoin is a Next generation anonymous cryptocurrency and the first automatically mutating cryptocurrency created with CryptoNote technology. What does this ...


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Is Dash based on CryptoNote or CoinJoin? DASH is a Bitcoin fork and uses a modified version of CoinJoin to perform private transactions. DASH its anonymity requires activity on the chain, i.e., you need other users to mix with. Therefore, it could take a long time before your DASH are fully "anonymized". Some older reports document mixing times of a few ...


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It's very confusing. Dashcoin (DSH) is based on Cryptonote. It's a direct copy of Bytecoin, without the premine. See https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1020627.540 and http://dashcoin.info/. Dash is the new name of Darkcoin/DRK, and has nothing to do with Cryptonote, and it's based on Coinjoin. Darkcoin's maintainer decided to change the name to Dash,...


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In Monero, like other cryptocurrencies, the transactions themselves are fairly instant - they get instantly broadcast to the network and get placed in the tx pool. Wallets also see these transactions pretty much instantly. A transaction however is not deemed confirmed until it has been mined into a block. And even then, because there can be small reorgs on ...


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The monero comparison wiki states zcash is not decentralized. Why? The link you posted in your question, if you scroll down the page, has a pretty thorough answer to the question. Most common criticisms of Zcash are the "Trusted Setup" and the "Founders Reward".


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Dash (the Bitcoin-fork, a.k.a. Dashpay, formerly Darkcoin, formerly-formerly XCoin) is not based on CryptoNote protocols. Instead it implements a decentralized CoinJoin. While CoinJoin or CoinShuffle protocols are to be considered broken and vulnerable to various attacks, the Dash team came up with several improvements to work around these vectors. The most ...


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