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Zcash Developers Update 6-29-18

By Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. From the blog… Just after the last Community and Comms update on June 15th, we made public our decision to delay the Sapling activation by one more release cycle. The post states: “Given the scope and significance of Sapling, we believe additional...

Zcash Developers Update 6-22-18

By Paige Peterson Reminder that Overwinter activation is set for this Monday, June 25th. If you run a Zcash node, make sure you’re on 1.1.0 or later. Download the latest version of zcashd and check out the new user guidewhile your at it. This week, the engineering teams completed their 2nd sprint of this release cycle. We’re tracking each team’s progress in Github projects so you can...

Zcash Developers Update 6-10-18

By Paige Peterson This week, the engineering teams completed their 1st sprint of this release cycle. We’re tracking each team’s progress in Github projects so you can see a more detailed view of what they’re tackling each two-week sprint and what they have in their longer-term backlogs. Each team’s update includes big picture accomplishments for the last sprint and forward looking goals for...

Zcash Developers Update 6-1-18

By Paige Peterson This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. From the blog… On May 21st, we announced our investment into Agoric. We’re excited about their mission to create secure smart contract infrastructure and the prospect of such capabilities within the Zcash ecosystem. This marks the second investment we’ve made as a...

Zcash Developers Update 5-25-18

By Paige Peterson This week’s update will be based on the various engineering teams completing their 3rd sprint of the release cycle. This is 3 of 3 in our 6-week release cycle where the end of the 3rd sprint lines up with the next zcashd release. We’re tracking each team’s progress in Github projects so you can see a more detailed view...

Zcash Developers Update 5-11-18

By Paige Peterson This week’s update will be based on the various engineering teams second sprint. This completes sprint 2 of 3 in our 6-week release cycle where the end of the 3rd sprint lines up with the next zcashd release. We’re tracking each team’s progress in Github projects so you can see a more detailed view of what they’re tackling each...

Zcash Developers Update 5-4-18

By Paige Peterson May the 4th be with you, Zcash community!    Since last week saw the end of our first engineering sprint, we’re now in the middle of the second sprint so I figure it makes sense to try and talk more about community related updates on the off week. So going forward, I’ll alternate these weekly reports between engineering and...

Zcash Developers Update 4-28-18

By Paige Peterson This week’s update will be based on the various engineering teams first sprint. We’re tracking each team’s progress in Github projects so you can see a more detailed view of what they’re tackling each two-week sprint and what they have in their longer-term backlogs. Zcashd Team This team focus on development of the zcashd client but stands distinct from consensus protocol...

Zcash Developers Update 4-20-18

By Paige Peterson Releases & Upgrades Just after last week’s update, we finished the process for releasing the first Overwinter compatible Zcash version, 1.1.0. We urge users to upgrade their Zcash clients in anticipation for the Overwinter activation on June 25th. If you upgrade now, you’ll be ready to go for the activation. For users interested in confirming with the third party Zcash...

Zcash Developers Update 4-13-18

By Paige Peterson Releases and upgrades So we intended to get the 1.1.0 release out at the beginning of this week but got stalled a few days and are working diligently to get the release announcement blog and the new version onto the Zcash release repository. This release includes the main network activation height for Overwinter, which we’ve decided to be 347500 and is...