Alternative Airlines is a global flight search and booking website. Browse for flights from over 600 global airlines — simply enter your chosen departure and arrival destinations in the search form at the top of the page. Then, choose 'cryptocurrency' at checkout, and select Zcoin as your chosen cryptocurrency from the list.
Zcoin (XZC) is a decentralised digital currency which aims to provide better privacy and anonymity for users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It is the first cryptocurrency that fully implemented the Zerocoin protocol. Since being developed, Zcoin has maintained a position among the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
Zcoin was created in 2013, by Matthew D. Green, who was a professor at Johns Hopkins University, and some of his graduate students. Together, they proposed a cryptographic protocol that would work as an extension of Bitcoin, which could be used to make transactions completely anonymous. In 2016, the protocol was implemented into Zcoin, a new and fully functional cryptocurrency. Zcoin was founded by Poramin Insom, who remains a core developer of the project.
Zcoin has put stringent measures in place to protect its users' privacy, and is dedicated to ensuring financial privacy. The company’s aim is to provide the strongest level of anonymity possible while maintaining all the advantages associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The coin masks its user’s identity through its innovative technologies.
In the Zcoin network, the transaction history of the coin cannot be traced — this is pretty unique to Zcoin. Every Zcoin coin goes through a cycle of burning and minting, which ensures that the past history of a coin is erased. Coins cannot be linked to previous transactions.
Unlike other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Zcoin’s transaction mechanism doesn't allow the transaction history of a coin to be traced.
Zcoin is a mineable cryptocurrency, which can be obtained via Zcoin mining, or acquired by trading on a cryptocurrency exchange, as well as exchanging with fiat currencies like USD or EUR. Bitcoin is the most popular pairing option for exchange, but Zcoin is also available for trading on many different cryptocurrencies exchanges, including Upbit, Koinex, Bittrex, CryptoBridge, TDAX, etc.
The currency code for Zcoin is XZC
Zcoin can be used when booking a flight, no matter when you plan on travelling to crypto-friendly destinations. Pay for your flights on over 600 global airlines, then checkout using Zcoin. To do so, follow these simple steps:
As well as offering Zcoin at checkout on the Alternative Airlines site, we also have other cryptocurrencies available including Dash, Bitcoin, USDT, Litecoin, Ripple and UTK.
To find out more about paying with cryptocurrency, check out our complete guide to buying flights with cryptocurrency.