‘Open source’ is a reference you’ll encounter a few times once you start looking at cryptocurrencies. This applies to Shadow too, from which the ShadowCash cryptocurrency was derived. Shadow was developed to offer greater privacy, while also becoming accessible to anyone who is interested in using it. While Bitcoin operates on a blockchain, anyone can see that blockchain and can discover individual transactions that have been made. This is not the case with Shadow, hence the name, which refers to the better security offered by this method.