May 13, 1974
|Occupation||peer-to-peer hacker, cypherpunk|
|Employer||Electric Coin Company|
|Website||zooko on Twitter|
Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn (born Bryce Wilcox; 13 May 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona), is an American Colorado-based computer security specialist, cypherpunk, and CEO of the Electric Coin Company (ECC), a for-profit company leading the development of Zcash.
He is known for the Tahoe Least-Authority File Store (or Tahoe-LAFS), a secure, decentralized, fault-tolerant filesystem released under GPL and the TGPPL licenses. He is the creator of the Transitive Grace Period Public Licence (TGPPL).
Wilcox-O'Hearn is the designer of multiple network protocols that incorporate concepts such as self-contained economies and secure reputation systems. He is a member of the development team of ZRTP and the BLAKE2 cryptographic hash function.
Wilcox-O'Hearn worked on the first cryptocurrency, DigiCash, with David Chaum in 1996. He is a member of the founding team of the anonymous cryptocurrency Zcash, which launched in 2016. He currently serves as the CEO of the affiliated Electric Coin Company. Wilcox later commissioned the Rand Corporation to study whether anonymous coins were disproportionately represented in criminal transactions; the study found they were not.
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- O'Hearn, Zooko (29 December 2017). "Cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, etc.: revolutionary tech?". 34C3 (video). Chaos Computer Club. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
- del Castillo, Michael (6 May 2020). "Cypherpunk Zooko Wilcox Aims To Bring Anonymous Zcash To Law-Abiding Masses". Forbes. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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