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Zcash Developers Update 11-13-2020

Hi folks - here are the updates from this week: Poolin mined a shielded block on MAINNET. They have 30% of hashpower.Speaking of shielded metrics, ECC launched a Zcash metrics page to track on-chain transparent and shielded metrics. The page is updated monthly. Let us know what you think!New release 4.1.0 includes migration...

Zcash Developers Update 11-6-2020

Less than two weeks until Canopy activation! Here are the updates from this week: Daira Hopwood explains Canopy features, including the new dev fund, a step toward Sprout deprecation and more. 15 days to activation (and halvening).Kevin Owocki explains how to post and fund a Zcash Gitcoin Grant.Celo discusses Zcash in their...

Zcash Developers Update 10-23-2020

Here are the updates from this week: Canopy active on Testnet. Make sure you are prepared for mainnet activation. General instructions are available here. Node upgrade instructions are available here.“Experts” weigh in on zkSNARKs. Their responses are not what you’d expect. ICYMI, Sean spoke about Halo at ZKP Privacy Summit, 10/19Zeal calls are back...

Zcash Developers Update 10-16-2020

Hey, hey, hey, how’s it going everybody? Short and sweet this week. Here are the updates: Electric Coin Co announced Bootstrap ProjectFireblocks and Celsius announce support for Zcash“Zcash shows the best long-term sentiment” in eToro’s latest crypto report.You’ll find several familiar faces featured in this four-part series CYPHERPUNKS. Zcash gets a shoutout from Naval Ravikant in...

Zcash Developers Update 10-9-2020

Here are the updates from this week: Zcash hit its millionth block.Open-source wallet apps localized into 5 additional languages.ECC published the Transparency Report for Q1 2020.MGRC met this week. Here are the minutes 3 from their first meeting.There are now 23 places where you can pay with shielded Zcash.Zooko quoted in Coindesk Op-Ed, The Web Wasn’t Built for Privacy,...

Zcash Developers Update 10-2-2020

By Elena Giralt SHIELDS UP Zcashers. Here are the updates from this week: Gemini announced support for shielded withdraws. This is a major accomplishment. The news was picked up by Coindesk, The Block, Cointelegraph, Decrypt and others. Tyler and Cameron had a live Q&A with Zooko. 1 If you want to learn more about the...

Zcash Developers Update 7-31-2020

Greetings earthlings. Here are the updates from this week: Code preparations for the Canopy network upgrade (NU4) are finished and included in Release 3.1.0. Canopy will activate to testnet next week and activate on mainnet at height 1046400 — mid-November.ECC announced Crypto in Context, partners include Binance, Brave, DCG, Flexa, Gemini,...

Zcash Developers Update 7-24-2020

Here are the updates from this week: ZecWallet announced full Viewing Key support.ECC was notified by Liquid that Zcash along with 28 other coins will be delisted as the exchange applies for a license to operate in Singapore.The Celo Community is considering a proposal to add Zcash to the Celo Reserve.ECC is hiring a Growth / HR Coordinator.

Zcash Developers Update 7-17-2020

Here are the updates from this week: Heartwood activated successfully with broad 3rd party support. Coindesk covered the story.ECC concluded a successful hackathon. Winners and details will be announced in a forthcoming blog post.ECC is hiring a Growth/ HR Coordinator.Zcash Foundation published their Q2 2020 report. Henry De Valence shared some details on Zebra progress. Chelsea...

Zcash Developers Update 6-26-2020

June is Pride month and this weekend is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Here’s footage from one of the earliest Gay Pride demonstrations in New York City. Everyday we build technology to protect people’s freedom to be who they want to be and love who they want to love. Throughout all the struggles we’ve...