NOIR (NOR) describes itself as a decentralized cryptocurrency that seeks to provide a secure and untraceable payment service for its users. Based on the cryptographic technology of the Zerocoin protocol, NOIR offers anonymity and privacy to its users when desired. According to the team, NOIR is completely governed by the community and belongs to all who want to participate in shaping its future. The next development steps of Noir will be the implementation of Sigma protocol and the switch from PoW to PoS. NOIR is a rebrand of Zoin and a fork of Zcoin (5 November 2016).