Developed by the people, for the people.



What is Hush?

Hush is a private implementation of the "Zerocash" protocol forked from [Zcash].

Based on Bitcoin's code, it intends to offer a far higher standard of privacy through a sophisticated zero-knowledge proving scheme that preserves confidentiality of transaction metadata.

Hush Trusted Setup

Hush trusted setup follows the same setup provided by the Zcash team. We do not have any keys to create coins from thin air.

Zcash held a ceremony where the individuals holding shards of the private key destroyed it.

Why Hush?

We believe there aren't enough currencies out there where the development team listens to the community, where the development team are open for suggestions and discussions.

That's why we believe Hush will be a successful currency over a long-term view because of the communication between the community and the developers.

We will always consider your thoughts and ideas if they are beneficial for Hush as currency and as a community.

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized from governments but if the community can't be a part of any decisions, is it really decentralized?

With Hush your voice always matters, your contributions are always appreciated and we are always grateful for any kind of support.

  • Specifications

  • Algorithm: Equihash
  • Block Time: 2.5 minutes
  • Block Reward: 12.5 Hush (12.5 miner)
  • Difficulty Adjustment: Every block, Digishield V3
  • Reward Halving: Every 4 years (same as Bitcoin)
  • Total Coin Supply: 21,000,000 (same as Bitcoin)
  • Founders Reward: Removed.
  • Premine: 0.578% (121475 Hush)
  • P2P Port: 8888
  • RPC Port: 8822


You may contribute and be a part of the decisions.

There will be a slow and steady progress when it comes to value and development stability.

Because of a small premine and a dedicated dev team, finances will not be a problem.


Open Source

You can review, comment and propose updates.


Your payments & transactions are private.


Uses a Peer to Peer network.


Complete security, advanced encryption.

World Wide

Send money to anyone in the world.


Your payments/transactions processed instantly.

Road Map

Complete rebranding as HUSH.

Windows installer.

Get listed on additional exchanges.

Standalone HUSH Messenger.

Add IPFS integration for large messages and sending binary files.

New lightweight client.

Counterparty on HUSH - funding, assets and smart contracts.

XCAT with Zcash.

Get Hush

Our amazing team!

David Mercer

David Mercer

Lead Developer

David Mercer studied math and computer science at the University of Arizona. He's been involved with financial cryptography for 15 years and has a 20+ year career in IT. He did the first ports of Zcash to non-linux platforms. He has contributed to the zcash protocol design and codebase, and his pre-blockchain fintech experience includes consulting for NASDAQ, IslandECN, BofA and the 3 largest banks in Mexico.

Iolar Demartini Junior

Iolar Demartini Jr

Founder & Web Developer

Iolar is a 29 year old, front-end wed developer and cryptocurrency day trader from Brazil. He has more than 15 years of experience in the area of web development and has worked in several agencies and companies including A Estrutural, Agrobovi, A Foco and Dual Studio.

Matthew Reichardt

Matthew Reichardt

Core Developer, Tooling and Forum

Matthew is a freelance full-stack web developer and cryptocurrency enthusiast from Illinois. His passions are security and authentication, and gaming (#PCMasterRace). By day he is a Cyber Threat Analyst.

Larry Ludlow (madbuda)

Larry Ludlow (madbuda)

Core Developer & Infrastructure

Larry is an infrastructure architect with 20+ years Linux and opensource experiance. He first became involved in cryptocurrency in 2011 while working at University of Michigan, UofM was undertaking a study on the benefits of blockchain and bitcoin.

I want to contribute!

Contributions from the community help keep Hush alive. To contribute join us in our Slack, and review our Github repositories.

Donations keep the lights and servers on.


Because with a premine we have a financial rock to lay back on, we will be able to offer contributors bounties for their contributions.

Yes, the address with the premined coins will be public.

If you want to contribute, contact one of us an we'll discuss your idea(s) and how you can contribute.

You fill this contact form, yes you can ask about anything Hush related!

Get in touch with us!

Leave us a message by filling out the form below if you would like more information about the project, or have any questions about us. (We will respond as soon as possible.)