Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Zcash: Separating Fact from Fiction

I have been reading more and more misleading information about Zcash on various forums like Reddit, Github, Bitcointalk, etc... Some of it may be just misinformed but it seems that a large proportion of it is intentionally inaccurate in an attempt to discredit Zcash. So with that in mind I have made this list of Zcash Fact vs Fiction points...

Zcash Developers Update 8-18-17

By Paige Peterson This week we released 1.0.11 after delaying it a few times. We thank everyone waiting for their patience and expect to be back on track with upcoming releases. This will become easier with more engineers and a longer release cycle (6 weeks). We started some initial planning for 1.0.12 with a focus on database performance and reliability improvements and will dive deeper...

Zcash Developers Update 8-11-17

By Paige Peterson Releases So we’ve pushed back the 1.0.11 release again by one week. Sorry for the continued delays on this - updates to the release have been posted in this forum thread. Thanks for your understanding! Once we finally get 1.0.11 out the door, we’ll start planning 1.0.12. We already have some proposed issues to address for that release which you...

Zcash Developers Update 8-4-17

By Paige Peterson 1.0.11 RC and release & 1.0.12 planning We decided to shift our schedule for 1.0.11 as documented in this forum comment and ended up waiting until this past Monday to create the 1.0.11 release candidate. The official release is scheduled for this upcoming Monday (August 7th) so be sure to keep an eye out for that and be ready to...

Zcash Developers Update 7-28-17

by Paige Peterson Release cycle and 1.0.11 We continued our discussions for refining the release process this week and decided to extend the release cycle overall by 2 more weeks starting with 1.0.12. This puts us in a better position for having adequate time to do a release candidate and proper testing before the full release. The last couple of releases...

Zcash Developers Update 7-21-17

by Paige Peterson Since I missed last week’s dev update, this week will overview work from previous 2 weeks. 1.0.11 Release Various issues for the upcoming 1.0.11 release have progressed including adding a field to listunspentoutput to show whether the UTXO is a coinbase transaction (#2446), a restriction to spending from shielded addresses when minconf=0 (#2519), removing UPnP support (#2500), etc. We also sent out an alert to...

Zcash Developers Update 7-7-17

By Paige Peterson Sapling planning This week started off with another meeting to discuss the Sapling protocol upgrade. While last time we focused on a lot of UI considerations that the upgrade would provide, this meeting was focused more on the crypto and proving system. One of our engineers and a few of the scientists have been studying a new elliptic curve called...

Zcash Developers Update 6-30-17

By Paige Peterson Release Retrospective This week started off with a retrospective meeting on our release process and more specifically the most recent releases 1.0.10 and the subsequent 1.0.10-1 hotfix. For the upcoming 1.0.11 release, we’re attempting a process where project coordinators for each of the Github projects nominate a few tickets to be considered by placing them into the newly created 1.0.11 planning project which are then...

Zcash Developers Update 6-26-17

By Paige Peterson First of all, thanks for your patience this week: this dev updated was delayed due to insufficient Internet on my part. This will be another short update due to priority on last week's releases. Last week we released 1.0.10 and a subsequent hotfix release 1.0.10-1. Everyone is encouraged to update to 1.0.10-1 and ASAP if you had already updated to 1.0.10. Most of the...

Zcash Developers Update 6-16-17

By Paige Peterson This week I’m opting for a shorter and simpler format for the dev update compared to recent updates which were categorized by working groups. This is due to some internal shifting + adjusting roles within the company, employees taking much needed time off and focus on the upcoming release. Most of this week has seen a lot of...