Thursday, March 30, 2017

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 3-24-17

By Paige Peterson This week has been an exciting one on a couple levels. First of all, we’ve been doing a lot of work on getting ready for Monday’s 1.0.8 release. This version, in addition to the issues mentioned in last week’s dev update, is set to include usability improvements for z_importkey RPC to reduce the rescan range (PR 2052), an...

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 3-11-17

By Paige Peterson The beginning of the week saw the timely release of 1.0.7. There was a minor issue in how we executed the release process this time around which resulted in a 1.0.7-1 version that was put out later in the week. If you haven’t yet upgraded from 1.0.6, we highly recommend doing that now. If you’re on 1.0.7,...

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 2-24-17

By Paige Peterson This week was focused on 1.0.7 ticket triage, development and review. Some of the work done so far includes removing QT code from client (inherited from upstream Bitcoin) (PR 1636), a test for nodes when prioritizing transactions (PR 2014), reducing the range of scanning when importing shielded addresses (PR 2052), various upgrades pulling in changes from Bitcoin v0.11.2 to...

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 2-17-17

By Paige Peterson This week began with the successful and timely release of 1.0.6 which features low level interface improvements along with upgrades to security components. If you haven’t updated your nodes yet, go ahead and do that now then come back to read the rest of this update. For the big picture planning theme of the week, we started fleshing...

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 2-10-17

By Paige Peterson, "With the upcoming 1.0.6 release slated for Monday (Feb. 13th), a lot of the engineering effort this week was focused on final editing and reviewing of pull requests. Our Monday engineering meeting took a look at all remaining issues in the 1.0.6 milestone and confirmed whether addressing them was feasible for this release or should be pushed...

Zcash Weekly Developers Update 2-3-17

By Paige Peterson (Weekly Updates are republished with permission from Paige) This week’s engineering efforts were rather split with the Construct SF conference happening. A few engineers joined the event for networking and to give presentations. Zooko gave a general overview of Zcash and a workshop/presentation was held focusing on Project Alchemy. Word from the boots on ground is that the conference...

Welcome To The Community!

Welcome to the new Zcashcommunity.com! This site is a culmination of all the Zcash information that I could find that is spread across so many different websites relating to Zcash and the Zcash Eco-System. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for a new user or a seasoned crypto-currency veteran to find the resources they need so everyone can...

Founders Reward Transfers Begin

Early this morning the first of the Zcash Founders Reward transfers took place. This transfer of 5,611 ZEC (with a market value of approx: $189,651.00 = $33.60/ZEC at the time of this post) marks the first time any amount has been moved from the first of several Zcash Founders Reward addresses. As I had reported earlier the Founders Reward is...

Zcash Founders Payouts

Today the Zcash team will be marking a milestone in its development, the first ever payout from its Founders Reward. UPDATED 11/28/16 1:39pm- The transfers will be taking place later than anticipated; ie: later this week. You can keep an eye on this Zcash Forum thread for more updates The Founders Reward is one of the cornerstones of Zcash that will...

Zcash Update 1.0.3

Yesterday the Zcash team updated the main net to version 1.0.3. This update fixes a number of bugs and all miners need to upgrade ASAP if you have not done so already. Meanwhile the Zcash network is working towards Block 20,000 (which should be hit on November 28th). This Block (technically block 19,999) will be the first block to have...