Tuesday, October 17, 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 10-7-17

By Paige Peterson Release We’ve already started moving on the 1.0.13 release this week with reviewing some pull requests that have been sitting in our queue for more appropriate timing. We’re really excited about this release because it’s the first release not focused solely on security, stability and performance of the client and network. We have plans to introduce a couple of features...

Zcash Developers Update 9-29-17

By Paige Peterson This is going to be a short update since most of the engineering work done this week had to do with the RC and official release. Also, happy Crypto is Currency day! Releases While a few days past due, we released 1.0.12 this week and as always encourage all nodes to upgrade. We’ve already started with the planning of 1.0.13 and are really excited about it....

Zcash Developers Update 9-22-17

by Paige Peterson Release This week we focused on a lot of the final reviews for next week’s 1.0.12 release. The plan according to our release cycle was to have a release candidate out at the beginning of the week but we slipped on finishing up reviewing in time which pushed back the RC going out to today. This will push...

Zcash Developers Update 9-15-17

By Paige Peterson Release We had a sync-up on the 1.0.12 release at the beginning of the week to check on the status and requirements for the coming weeks. While we anticipate the RC date (upcoming Monday) could slip by a day, we still plan to stay on track for an official 1.0.12 release on Sept. 25. The extended release cycle seems to be...

Zcash Developers Update 9-8-17

By Paige Peterson Sapling This week we had another meeting about Sapling progress. We discussed the work being done to benchmark the Sapling cryptography improvements and are very excited to announce them. In a previous update, I alluded to such an announcement and while this is still in the works we’re very close to being ready to share with you all...

Zcash Developers Update 9-1-17

By Paige Peterson Releases This week we completed generating a bunch of test data that will aid us with some benchmarks we plan to use to help diagnose wallet performance issues. We’ve tested these benchmarks in our dev-ci infrastructure with plans to get them into the production CI server next week. The overall theme for 1.0.12 is to focus on benchmarking issues users have...

Zcash Developers Update 8-25-17

By Paige Peterson UX research This week we published our first UX survey of the Zcash ecosystem which includes a variety of reports about using Zcash specifically and cryptocurrencies in general. We are moving forward with the next UX project which will most likely involve studies on desktop clients and connecting through Tor for added privacy of transactions. 1.0.12 release We’ve settled on some milestones...

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...