ECC launched Zcash — a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on vanguard science — in 2016, and we continue to support the technology, along with others.
Our vision for Zcash is that it will provide equal access to economic systems and give everyone the ability to participate in economic activity.
Zcash Proof-of-Stake Research
In August, ECC shared its rationale for moving Zcash from a proof-of-work consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake.
BOSL exceptions added for Zcash projects and friendly forks
When ECC announced the release of zcashd 5.0.0, we indicated our intent to add two general exceptions to the BOSL license so that our partners and friendly forks could use the Orchard technology deploying in NU5 in a manner consistent with their current licensing choice.
ZSAs and Zcash Economics
Over the last 10 months, ECC published a series of blog posts on our work exploring Zcash Shielded Assets (ZSAs), including our plans to perform an economic analysis of various fee mechanisms that could be employed alongside ZSAs.
New Release 5.0.0
The 5.0.0 release supports NU5 activation on mainnet, which will occur at a block height of 1687104 (May 31st), following the targeted EOS halt of our 4.6.0-2 and 4.7.0 releases on May 16th. Release binaries will be available later today and instructions on how to install can be found on our download site.
New Release 4.7.0
Release 4.7.0 marks a major milestone on the path to NU5.
Zero-knowledge proving system ‘Halo’ now licensed under MIT or Apache 2.0, making it available for anyone to use
A new agreement between the Filecoin Foundation, the organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, and Electric Coin Co.
New Release 4.6.0-2
4.6.0-2 is primarily a bugfix release that also bumps the End-of-Support height to May 16th. It backports bugfixes from v4.7.0-rc1.
ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2021
This ECC Transparency Report details company income, expenses and use of funds during Q3 2021.
Perspectives on the White House executive order on digital assets
Perspective on White House executive order: In fact, does not appear to perceive digital assets as a new technology that needs to be promoted and nurtured for the benefit of society. Instead, digital assets are being treated as a somewhat inconvenient and unwelcome technological development.