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Zcash Developer Electric Coin CEO Zooko Wilcox Steps Down, Swihart Named to Role

Electric Coin Co., the primary developer behind the privacy-oriented blockchain network Zcash, said Zooko Wilcox, the project's creator, will step down as CEO and be replaced by Josh Swihart. According to a blog post from Electric Coin, Wilcox has served as the project's leader since 2015, when the company, then known as "Zcash," was created. Swihart, formerly senior vice president of growth at ECC, will return to the company to take on the CEO role, responsible for all strategic and tactical decisions, according to the post. Wilcox will remain in his role as a director on the board of the Bootstrap Project, the parent company of ECC, according to the post.

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