What is the unit of ZCash?


#1

1 unit of Bitcoin is a bitcoin. But what is one unit of Zcash? Is it "a zcash"? "A Zcash coin"? Those are kind of awkward and weird.

Is it a "note"? Probably not, because the protocol specification (https://github.com/zcash/zips/blob/master/protocol/protocol.pdf) uses the name "note" to specifically refer to Zcash that is in an anonymized form.

Is there an official answer to this question? Or, what are people using?


#2

Best to my knowledge, the value has not yet been determined and that we will not know until or around Sept. 5 when mainnet will be deployed.


#3

I think it's one ZEC (pronounced "zeek").


#4

@str4d says that he calls it a "zek" (it rhymes with "heck").

The smallest unit of ZEC has been called a "zatoshi" obviously a play on the "satoshi" of bitcoin.


#5

Awesome. Also, I love 'zatoshi'.


#6

hrhr, a zatoshi is better than "note" :slight_smile: