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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]


MazaCoin development was started by Harris in 2014.[2] In October 2017, a Mashable article on the Oglala Lakota included a video about Harris's efforts to get MazaCoin accepted.[3]

Technical details

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.

Further reading


  1. ^ Landry, Alysa (March 3, 2014). "9 Questions Surrounding MazaCoin, the Lakota CryptoCurrency: Answered". Indian Country Today. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Browning, Lynnley. "Oglala Sioux hopes Bitcoin alternative, MazaCoin will change economic woes". Newsweek. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ Petronzio, Matt. "Why Square commissioned this stunning short film about Native American youth". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-01-06.

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