BitcoinZ reportedly launched on September 9, 2017 with no premining, developer fees, ICO, and was not a chain fork of any coin. BitcoinZ has also committed to always being GPU compatible and ASIC resistant. BitcoinZ uses zkSNARK for privacy (similar to ZCash). BitcoinZ prides itself on 100% community inclusion: the community posts open, public exchange proposals that are voted on. Progress is being made with volunteering, with some proposals seeking a budget from community donations, mainly from members' mining activities and from pools that support the project by enabling their pools for automatic donation.