ZSAs update: ECC research and paths forward

As part of our due diligence, we embarked on sentiment gathering, market research and economic modeling to better understand the possibilities of ZSAs and tradeoffs of different approaches.

ZSAs update: ECC research and paths forward

ECC roadmap calls for focus on wallet, proof of stake and interoperability

It has become clear that the best way for ECC to contribute to the Zcash community over the next three years is to release an official ECC wallet on top of a highly interoperable Zcash protocol that leverages proof-of-stake consensus.

ECC roadmap calls for focus on wallet, proof of stake and interoperability

ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC

Agoric could be game-changing, both in itself as well as for ZEC users. Now that the Agoric mainnet has launched, we are ready to take the next step of bringing Agoric and Zcash capabilities together.

ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC

NU5 security assessments complete

NU5 security assessments are complete, and no serious or critical issues were found in either audit.

NU5 security assessments complete

Web surveys provide info on Zcash usage and reputation

ECC use these Zcash surveys, as well as other data points such as coin-holder polls and recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Group, to inform product roadmap.

Web surveys provide info on Zcash usage and reputation

ECC’s North Star: Building a world-class UX for ZEC

Last week, in our tertile planning sessions, we set a multi-year “North Star” and codified our plans across departments for the next four months. Everything we do will be in support of this focus: To deliver a world-class user experience for ZEC. 

ECC’s North Star: Building a world-class UX for ZEC

New Release 4.5.1-1

This is a required update for all testnet nodes, and is highly recommended for mainnet nodes if you were using the deprecated getaddressesbyaccount RPC method.

New Release 4.5.1-1

Coin-holder poll: results summary

In ECC's coin-holder poll, participants strongly supported changing Zcash’s mining algorithm away from proof of work as their first priority as measured by weight, receiving 85% of the weighted vote.

Coin-holder poll: results summary

New Release 4.5.1

TL;DR: This is a required update for all testnet nodes, and is highly recommended for mainnet nodes if you are […]

New Release 4.5.1

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

ECC and its parent 501(c)3 Bootstrap received coins at a value above the operating-expense level for Q4 2020 and for Q1 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

ECC has opened its non-binding, coin-weighted ZEC-holder poll ahead of NU5 activation, to gather sentiment regarding development priorities for Zcash and Chris Burniske’s proposal to amend ZIP 1014.

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

New Release 4.5.0

The code preparations for the Network Upgrade 5 consensus rules are finished and included in this release. The following ZIPs […]

New Release 4.5.0