Update: Addressing Zcash wallet performance issues
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) has been working since June to resolve Zcash wallet performance issues that are affecting users of third-party apps Edge, Nighthawk, and Unstoppable.* All three of these mobile wallets utilize the ECC SDK.Our engineers have made progress, however, work remains — including further updates to zcashd, lightwalletd, the ECC wallet SDKs, and the ECC prototype wallet — to fully restore good user experience in the impacted apps.
New releases remediate memory exhaustion vulnerability in Zcash
Releases 5.3.3 and 5.4.2 harden zcashd code and remediate vulnerabilities inherited from Bitcoin Core that may have affected more than 280 chains, according to blockchain security firm Halborn.
ECC’s public policy efforts continue with launch of the PGP* for Crypto Podcast
Electric Coin Co. is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, PGP* (Pretty Good Policy) for Crypto, hosted […]
New Release 5.4.0
Release 5.4.0 introduces a number of performance improvements, an update to correct supply reporting, and a clean up of legacy […]
Dubai’s virtual asset regulation framework raises privacy concerns
The Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) recently published its framework law for virtual asset regulation in Dubai, the Dubai […]
ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2022
This ECC transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q2 2022.
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.
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.
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.
ECC Transparency Report for Q1 2022
This ECC transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during 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.
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.