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MazaCoin (Maza, MZC) is a cryptocurrency launched in 2014. Its developer Payu Harris promoted it as a potential future official currency of the Oglala Lakota tribe.[1][2][3]

History[edit | edit source]

MazaCoin development was started by Harris in 2014. He claims it is a response to the seizure of the Black Hills.[2]

In April 2017, Mazacoin was 17th for cryptocurrency market capitalization.[4] In October, a Mashable article on the Oglala Lakota included a video about Harris's efforts to get MazaCoin accepted.[5]

Technical details[edit | edit source]

The underlying software for MazaCoin is derived from that of another cryptocurrency, ZetaCoin, which in turn is based on bitcoin's SHA-256 proof of work system.[6][7]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Decolonization in a Digital Age: Cryptocurrencies and Indigenous Self-Determination in Canada in Canadian Journal of Law and Society (1 April 2017, Volume 32, Issue, pp. 19-35) by Christopher Alcantara and Caroline Dick[8]

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