ZenCash is a privacy centric cryptocurrency, released in May of 2017 as a fork of ZCash (ZEC) with the added adoption of zk-SNARKs, Equihash as its Proof of Work mining algorithm and it a relatively small blocktime of 2.5 minutes.
ZenCash makes use of Secure Nodes, which protect against eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. Zen ecosystem is composed of multiple subsystems including: Zentalk which provides a secure communication network, ZenPub which provides anonymous documentShow more [+] blishing and ZenHide, which provides circumnavigation around crypto-commerce blocking using domain fronting. One of the most important features of ZenCash is zk-SNARKS protocol which facilitates private Zcash transactions by storing them fully encrypted on the blockchain.
ZenCash was created by Rob Viglione and Rolf Versluis. ZenCash had no premine or ICO and is now lead by the Zen Blockchain Foundation.