A question about the total supply of Zcash

#1

Since Zcash is a privacy coin, how can we obtain the exact supply data? If a hacker produces millions of coins by an unknown bug, we can find it?

#2

See: https://z.cash/blog/defense-against-counterfeiting-in-shielded-pools/

Since Sapling release, Zcash has what’s called a Turnstile Audit: https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rtd_pages/sapling_turnstile.html

Which will be part of the consensus code as of the 2.0.5 release:
https://z.cash/blog/turnstile-enforcement-against-counterfeiting/

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#3

See also this github issue for some more clarification of the question: https://github.com/zcash/zcash/issues/2289

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#4

I had the same question that was previously asked, thanks for the information!