Amalgam, built on the Ethereum blockchain, is fundamentally safer than almost all of its contemporaries. Amalgam’s protocol calls for an additional tier of encryption using what is known as a zero-knowledge proof. A zero-knowledge proof allows smart contracts within the blockchain to verify transactional history without knowing or revealing any of the underlying data belonging to parties included in said transactions. Additionally, Amalgam’s value is safeguarded in its correspondence to a price-weighted index of over 300 of the world’s most frequently traded cryptocurrencies available on the market. This allows Amalgam to be valued by its demand as an asset, its transactional frequency, and the overall health of the cryptocurrency market, further mitigating the risk of dilution or extreme depreciation.