Halo’s contribution goes beyond efficiency

The flagship implementation of the Halo algorithm is maintained by the legendary cryptographic engineering team at The Electric Coin Co — the team whose pioneering work is the basis of more or less all zero-knowledge proof technology in use today.

Halo’s contribution goes beyond efficiency

Electric Coin Co. strategy: A 30-year vision

In the future, thanks to a revolutionary set of technologies — built on the principles of fair access and decentralization — humanity will experience greater freedom and security than at any point in history. Each individual will enjoy self-sovereignty, and collaboration and creativity will be at an all-time high.

Electric Coin Co. strategy: A 30-year vision

New release 5.3.0

We are making additional performance improvements in 5.3.0 to reduce concurrent memory utilization during scanning among other memory and performance related optimisations in the zcashd node.

New release 5.3.0

ECC Transparency Report for Q1 2022

This ECC transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q1 2022.

ECC Transparency Report for Q1 2022

US Treasury announcement: ECC’s engagement on policy for economic freedom

Today it was announced the United States Treasury imposed sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, adding it to the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) SDN list, the list of Specially Designated Nationals with whom Americans and American businesses are not allowed to transact.

US Treasury announcement: ECC’s engagement on policy for economic freedom

Long-term sustainability with the Zcash Posterity Fund

As we conduct our research into Proof-of-Stake to develop a proposal for Zcash, an outstanding key area of research is how the issuance schedule for new ZEC interacts with PoS security. In this post, we take a step back from PoS itself, and analyze how issuance and fees support long term network sustainability.

Long-term sustainability with the Zcash Posterity Fund

New Release 5.2.0

We are making additional performance improvements to both the zcashd wallet and full node as part of release 5.2.0.

New Release 5.2.0

New Release 5.1.0

This release is primarily targeted at improving the validation performance of Sapling and Orchard transactions as well as an incremental improvement to the scan performance of post-NU5 blocks. The release also made improvements to getblocktemplate performance and added Orchard information to getrawtransaction and decoderawtransaction. We will continue to address remaining scan performance issues in subsequent releases.

New Release 5.1.0

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2021

This Electric Coin Co. transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q4 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2021

Manian joins Bootstrap Board of Directors

Bootstrap and its subsidiary Electric Coin Co. (ECC) are pleased to announce the newest Bootstrap board member, Zaki Manian. Manian […]

Manian joins Bootstrap Board of Directors

Proof of Stake: Approach, focus, and next steps

As we described in our initial blog on Proof-of-Stake Research, we are releasing updates to the Zcash community as we go.

Proof of Stake: Approach, focus, and next steps

Not private enough: Mixers and decoys won’t protect you for long

I often hear people say that tools like mixers or using fresh addresses for every crypto transaction are sufficient privacy protections because they provide plausible deniability. This is a naive understanding of how surveillance works.

Not private enough: Mixers and decoys won’t protect you for long