What is PIVX?

PIVX, short for Private Instant Verified Transaction, is an open-source privacy coin first launched as DarkNet in 2015. PIVX combines much of the codebase of Dash, another popular cryptocurrency, with a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm and the power of the Zerocoin protocol.

A Focus on Privacy

The goal of enabling anonymity in transactions is achieved by implementing zPIV, effectively a second-tier currency based on zk-SNARKs, a variant of zero-knowledge proofs. This means that transactions can be made untraceable when needed. Besides, the mathematical foundation behind this Zerocoin protocol has stood the test of time in a number of other projects: ZCash, Zclassic, Komodo, etc. However, transactions in zPiv are much smaller in size and easier to verify, and thus additional privacy does not hold a higher cost.

Practical & Secure

Building on the experience of others, PIVX utilizes a Proof-of-Stake algorithm, in which masternodes with large account balances verify transactions, while other users can stake their tokens to the system. Each of these groups receives rewards, which counterbalances the inflationary effect created when minting new coins. zPIV token can also be staked with its own zPoS, and in this case the stakers’ reward share is actually higher than that of the masternodes. Another feature, SwiftX, allows transactions to be verified directly at a small fee and within seconds.

Where to store PIVX?

PIVX is an important privacy coin that has earned people’s trust as a good investment and medium of exchange. Whether you are a security expert or a brand new user, with our Magnum Wallet you can manage your PIVX safely and efficiently. Some of our features include watch-only wallets, hardware wallet support, and a built-in instant exchange. Store your PIVX with Magnum and enjoy full control of your funds in a user-friendly interface.