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Zcash (ZEC.X) price prediction: all you need to know

Carla Olson | 7:02 am ET, 30 Aug 2018

ZCash (ZEC.X) is trading at $148.35.  The cryptocurrency is rebounding from its recent low of $125, which it reached earlier this month.  What's ZCash price forecast, and which developments should investors be aware of?

ZCash fell by 90% from its all-time high. Still, it is among the top 20 cryptocurrencies, with a market cap of $780 million USD.

Zcash was issued with a goal to introduce privacy in blockchain transactions. It hides transaction details and ensures the privacy of its users by leveraging the zk-SNARKS protocol (based on zero-knowledge proof).

Unlike bitcoin which takes 10 minutes to generate a block, ZCash can do it in 2.5 minutes. 

ZCash is releasing a new update known as Sapling, which will offer faster transactions while shielding ZCash addresses.  The update will make ZCash even more attractive to investors who want to maintain privacy in the fast decentralized payment network.

The proposed extra layer of ZCash called BOLT, inspired by the 'lightning network',  will establish a private link among Zcash, Bitcoin, and Litecoin. This will help dismantle tribalism occurring in the cryptocurrency world today.

What's the sentiment towards ZCash? Here are the major technical indicators:

  • MACD is placed slightly in the bullish zone. MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices.  MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day EMA (exponential moving average) from the 12-day EMA;
  • RSI (relative strength indicator) seems to be bullish. RSI compares the magnitude of recent gains and losses over a specified time period to measure speed and change of price movements of a security;
  • A new major support level is forming at $145;
  • A new major resistance level is forming at $157.

Over the last 30 days, ZEC.X lost 46.89% of its value, which is 43.03 percentage points lower than the 30-day return of Bitcoin (BTC.X).

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