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Zcash Developers Update 12-14-18

By Elise Hamdon This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week was the “fun week” edition  of the engineering update. Sapling Cryptography Validation Resources were posted to the Forum including some background on the Sapling Multi-Party Computation (MPC) process and validating the Sapling MPC protocol.

Zcash Developers Update 11-30-18

By Elise Hamdon This is our fortnightly community and communications update; we didn’t post an engineering update last week, due to the holiday, so we’re adding those summaries into this week’s update. Next week we’ll have our regularly scheduled Engineering update. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. The...

Zcash Developers Update 11-9-18

By Marshall Gaucher This week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. FYI: Sapling activation is complete!! Please update your node to the latest Zcash version. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. The team is working on the 2.0.2 release, which includes improvements to...

Zcash Developers Update 11-2-18

By Elise Hamdon This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. Exciting news this week! The Zcash Sapling network upgrade activated at block height 419200. Sapling introduces new shielded addresses with significantly improved performance: a time reduction of 90% for constructing transactions, and a memory reduction of over 97%....

Zcash Developers Update 10-26-18

By Paige Peterson This week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. FYI: Sapling is activating in 2 days!!! The Foundation is organizing a livestream hangout: Sapling activation livestream info! Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel . The team released 2.0.1 last week. This week...

Zcash Developers Update 10-19-18

By Elise Hamdon This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: This week 2.0.1 was released! It is the first Sapling RPC supported version of the Zcash node software. We recommend everyone update their zcashd clients to 2.0.1. More information about the release is available in this recent announcement. Also, we’re just over 1...

Zcash Developers Update 10-12-18

By Paige Peterson his week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. "The team released 2.0.1-rc1 (release candidate) and have been testing and preparing for the full release of 2.0.1 which enables...

Zcash Developers Update 10-5-18

by Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: that the 2.0.1 release candidate (rc) and subsequent full release have slipped considerably. This is due to extra review needed for Sapling support in the wallet and a surprise surge and dropping of hashrate on testnet (#3552) requiring a...

Zcash Developers Update 9-28-18

by Paige Peterson This week concludes our first 2-week sprint since we had a couple extended sprints. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. An important note from this team: 2.0.1-rc has slipped further due to several factors...

Zcash Developers Update 9-21-18

By Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: that the 2.0.1 release scheduled for this Monday (September 24) is definitely going to slip to later in the week or possibly next week. We’ll have more details of what’s included in the release in the release announcement blog and are...