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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...

Growing the Zcash Community

I am excited to announce the development of two new projects for the Zcash community! if you have been following the Zcash project for some time like I have you will probably already know that one of the foundational beliefs of the Zcash project has been decentralization. The theme of decentralization is not only important for the network of nodes across the...

Zcash 1.0.2 Update

Zcash has just released a network update that has a number of improvements and bug fixes. One of the most important bug fixes in 1.0.2 has to do with a wallet bug in zcashd that would prevent users from sending to multiple (private) z_addresses at one time. All miners, users and pools are advised to update to 1.0.2 as soon as...

Zcash 1.0.1 Release

Today the Zcash team has released the first update to the Zcash network Version 1.0.1. This update contains several improvements to Zcash including a badly needed bug fix where sometimes private payments were not being confirmed by the network. In addition to this fix the cool metrics screen that Jack Grigg designed has been updated with improved accuracy and additional...