More and more people are waking up to why financial privacy is so important, and just how invasive the traditional banking system is.

Many cryptocurrencies, even though they give you back control over your money, are actually pretty bad for privacy, and can expose your full transaction history and holdings to everyone.

That’s where Privacy coins come in.
This is the first of many videos exploring various privacy coins and how they can bring anonymity back into your life — We’re starting with Zcash

00:00 – Intro to privacy coins
02:10 – Zero Knowledge Proofs
02:45 – Fungibility
05:00 – Shielded vs Unshielded transactions
07:30 – Transaction Fees
07:37 – Unified Addresses
07:55 – Trusted setup
08:53 – Auditing the supply
09:50 – Scaling
10:33 – Recommended products

A special THANK YOU to Nathan Wilcox for chatting with us about Zcash!

NBTV team behind this video: Lee Rennie, Will Sandoval, Sarah Kordyban, and Naomi Brockwell

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)