Zcash Developers Update 5-1-2020

Zcash Developers Update 5-1-2020

Happy May Day my friends. Here are the updates from this week:

  • Recordings are up from last week’s Zeal call. We were joined by Moe Ghashim, Nathan and Matt. Here are the videos and slides.
  • New paper from Bünz, Chiesa, Mishra, and Spooner generalizing, formalizing, and analyzing Halo.
  • Guarda is running a bug bounty for the beta version of their Shielded ZEC wallet.
  • Kevin Owocki proposes Gitcoin grants for Zcash in the forum. Chime in if you have any thoughts or suggestions on his proposal.
  • Coinbase Pro announced their support of ZEC-USD pairs; however, a technical incident prevented ZEC-USD launch. Updates will be posted on Twitter. Zcash was among the top 10 gainers in Q1 2020 according to CoinMarketCap. Earlier this month, Kraken published a report on Zcash.

Mark your calendars,

  • Tues, 5/5, Zcash Gardening club@nathan is hosting this open monthly meeting for open source contributors to share about their projects and connect.
  • Mon, 5/11, ECC at Consensus: Distributed 1: Join us at 2pm EST. The first panel will cover developer resources to help you build on top of Zcash, the second panel will cover interoperability. Register: https://bit.ly/34SgkKe.
  • Tues, 5/19, ECC Livestream: Highlights include our R&D, Engineering, and Growth flight plan, overview of flyclient, viewing keys for 2.1.2, a preview of our upcoming Gitcoin hackathon & an update on community efforts.
  • Community Shout Outs – This section celebrates the contributions to Zcash made by folks outside of ECC and Foundation.
    • Shout out to Gareth Davies @garethtdavies for updating the Zcash shielded transactions

This week in privacy, Matthew Green writes about privacy, zero-knowledge and the digital dollar for Coincenter. Neeraj at Coincenter has a pretty good newsletter with some links for you.

In crypto news, Bison Trails released a report on the KEEP network. That’s it for now, have a great weekend y’all.

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