Zcash Doesn’t Need Your Trust (Zooko Wilcox is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022)

Zcash Doesn’t Need Your Trust (Zooko Wilcox is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022)
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Today, almost all encrypted apps and protocols are built on top of something called a “trusted setup,” a special type of procedure where private keys are generated, including Zcash. Obviously, “trust” runs antithetical to what crypto is trying to achieve – if someone gets hold of a protocol’s key, they can compromise the entire system.