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Zcash Developers Update 10-22-2021

Hello Zcashers, Welcome back to the Friday Community Update! Here’s the freshest batch of updates from the land of ECC: Zcash updates ECC has welcomed Beth Patterson as our new Head of Strategic Alliances!ECC released the latest Transparency Report , covering Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.This post  on the ECC blog outlines poll results from a recent non-binding, coin-weighted ZEC-holder poll.New Release 4.5.1-1  is a required...

Zcash Community Update 7-16-2021

Hello Zcash community folks! Here’s your mid-July update. Miscellaneous: a bug was discovered (and fixed) in the iOS versions of Nighthawk and ECC Reference Wallet code, you can check out the ZOMG whitepaper published last month, autoshielding is live on Android with NightHawk, and Flexa is partnering with InComm Payments to widen the scope of retailers accepting Zcash payments via Flexa. Work full-time in the Zcash ecosystem We’re hiring here...

Zcash Developers Update 5-14-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: ICYMI - the recording from the last Arborist call is up on Youtube. You can see all of the past community calls from Zeal Calls, Gardening Club and Arborist calls on ECC’s youtube channel.Check out this thread where Zooko dispels a few common Zcash myths in simple terms and with clear charts. Mark your calendars - May 25: Zeal Call...

Zcash Developers Update 5-7-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: Last week, ECC wrapped up a pilot program with the Bronx Community College as part of our Crypto in Context initiative. Read more here.“We’ve seen so many privacy coins, and Zcash does the best in the space…” Zcash got a shoutout from Edward Snowden at the Ethereal Summit.In the headlines, Coindesk sits down with Marta Belcher to discuss...

Zcash Developers Update 4-30-2021

This week, many in the internet security/ researcher/ hacker community remember Daniel Kaminsky who passed away last Friday. He was an outspoken advocate for privacy and a friend of freedom. Rest in peace. Here are your weekly Zcash updates: Zooko was a guest on the Real Vision podcast along with Tom Walton-Popcock, co-founder of the Aztec Network.Soon you’ll be able to earn Zcash back on Gemini credit...

Zcash Developers Update 4-16-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: Zcash is now supported by a US publicly traded company. That’s pretty amazing.“Privacy will become a more popular investment theme.” Barry Silbert namedrops Zcash in his first interview in eight months.Former CIA director Michael Morell published a paper on Bitcoin’s use in illicit finance. The paper was commissioned by Crypto Council for Innovation (whose members include Coinbase, Fidelity Digital...

Zcash Developers Update 4-9-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: The Sapling privacy set is about 3x larger than it was a year ago. Check out more Zcash stats on the ECC metrics page.NU5 activation timeline updated. Mainnet activation is now scheduled for October 1.NU5 is a big deal because it will mark the activation of Halo Orchard on the Zcash mainnet. This will do...

Zcash Developers Update 3-26-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: ECC is hiring. Check out our career page to learn more about these openings: Developer Relations Lead, Senior DevOps Engineer, Head of Regulatory Relations, and Digital Marketing.Have you heard about Unified Addresses? ECC is collecting feedback on a proposed upgrade to improve the UX for Zcash transactions moving forward. Check out this Github issue for more details.Travala now supports...

Zcash Developers Update 3-19-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: ECC welcomes Christina Garman as a new board member. Garman is one of the seven founding scientists who invented Zerocash, the protocol that would eventually become Zcash.Signal now accepts crypto donations - including Zcash.CoinHako now supports Zcash.I recently caught up on this Pool Deprecation proposal Nathan posted. This topic was also covered in a recent Arborist call. Arborist calls are now...

Zcash Developers Update 3-12-2021

Here are your weekly Zcash updates: Zcash got a shoutout on the latest Tim Ferris podcast feat. Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant.Thorchain+Zcash bridge has got a lot of people talking on the forum.NewMoneyReview published an article on three different models for anonymous CBDCs. What do you think about the “Zcash model”? Mark your calendars - 3/23 - Zooko is speaking at Orchid’s Priv8 Summit along with speakers like Edward Snowden,...