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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 and just in time for Zcash’s 4th birthday. This month we’re...

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 the latest episode of the Tim Ferriss show. DC was featured on Digital...

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, but It Could Be and DC was interviewed on Staking Defense podcast.ICYMI, here...

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 compatibility of privacy, cryptocurrencies and existing regulation, join us 10/13 for a panel discussion with Gemini and...

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, Local Bitcoins, Messari and Reciprocity. The story was picked up by Decrypt and Cointelegraph.A fond...

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. Mark your calendars, Tues, 7/28 - Zeal call, special guests Henry Valence and...

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 Komlo announced a new version of FROST. Kudos!Ecosystem UpdatesZcash is now available...

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 seen in 2020, may this weekend offer...

Zcash Developers Update 6-19-2020

Happy Juneteenth y’all. Here are the updates from this week: ZF’s DNS seeders are live. In this blog post, GTank explains what a DNS seeder is and why it’s important to decentralizing Zcash.Heartwood security assessment turns up no major issues. ECC’s Security team also shares results of the ECC wallet threat model and security assessments.ECC’s Ben Wilson explains how the DevInfra team has been experimenting...

Zcash Developers Update 6-12-2020

Here are the updates from this week: Check out Reaching Consensus , a microsite summarizing great DevFund debate and the road to Canopy/NU4. Speaking of network upgrades, Heartwood Countdown  is up on z.cashECC Wallet team shared 7 things they learned while building the ECC wallet, which was open-sourced earlier this week.Announcing Arborist Calls, open monthly video calls about research, development, and implementation of the Zcash protocol.Ecosystem Alert: Zcash Gitcoin...