ZCLASSIC – FAIR AND IMPARTIAL. NO CENSORSHIP & NO GOVERNING BODY.
Zclassic is a fork of Zcash 1.0.1 with minimal changes except for 2 major things.
1. 20% Founders Reward is removed.
2. Slow start is removed (blocks start at 12.5 ZCL rewards per block).
Halving rate: Every 4 years (same as Zcash and bitcoin).
Starting Block Reward: 12.5 coins every 2.5 minutes (Same as Zcash. 50 coins per 10 minutes, like Bitcoin).
Total eventual supply: 21,000,000 (21 million), as per Bitcoin (Unchanged from Zcash)
Difficulty adjustment algorithm: Digishield V3 (Unchanged from Zcash)
Difficulty adjusts each block (Unchanged from Zcash)
Symbol: ZCL (pronounced “ZICKLE” like “NICKEL”)
Zcash (and Zclassic) relies on trust that a private key was destroyed. If anyone poseses the private key, that person can mint unlimited coins for himself/herself. Zcash designed a ceremony where 6 individuals each created a shard of a private key and destroyed it. As long as all 6 individuals did not conspire and collude to share their shards, the private key is destroyed. Here are mre details about the ceremony.