New Release 4.4.0

zcashd can now be configured to optionally expose an HTTP server that acts as a Prometheus scrape endpoint. The server will respond to GET requests on any request path.

New Release 4.4.0

Unified addresses in Zcash explained

UAs make Zcash easier to use by removing the complexity of multiple address types. This simplifies the user experience — no more juggling addresses — and increases interoperability between shielded-only applications and transparent-only applications.

Unified addresses in Zcash explained

Halo Arc for Zcash proposed for release later this year

NU5 will move Zcash to the Halo proving system, representing the continual evolution of our zk-SNARK technology stack. Unified addresses introduce a future-proof address format that prioritizes shielded adoption.

Halo Arc for Zcash proposed for release later this year

Industry leaders, pioneers join ECC Scientific Advisory Group

The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Group is to leverage diverse industry expertise to help guide the scientific evolution of the Zcash protocol and to support the mission of ECC.

Industry leaders, pioneers join ECC Scientific Advisory Group

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2020

This transparency report details company income, expenses and use of funds during Q3 of 2020. ECC received coins at an average of $761,000 a month and realized approximately $553,000 a month in operating expenses.

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2020

Garman joins ECC Board of Directors

Electric Coin Co. is pleased to announce our newest board member, Christina Garman. Garman was one of the seven scientists who invented Zerocash, the protocol that would eventually be called Zcash.

Garman joins ECC Board of Directors

NU5 Proposed Features

Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs) for Network Upgrade 5 (NU5), projected to be August 2021. ECC's proposals for inclusion of the ZIPs outlined here are subject to the outcome of security audits, the results of which will be published as soon as they’ve been completed and reviewed.

NU5 Proposed Features

New Release 4.3.0

The latest release includes traffic improvements, a reworked library and other updates.

New Release 4.3.0

Network Upgrade Pipeline 2.0

Our goal in creating the NUP was to introduce synchronization points for Zcash protocol developers outside of ECC, ensure that future network upgrades continued to meet our historic standards for safety and quality, and allow plenty of time for ecosystem partner testing and integration.

Network Upgrade Pipeline 2.0

Electric Coin Co. Engineering: 2020, a year in review

We’re fortunate to have some of the most talented engineers and cryptographers in the world on our team, and while 2020 was a challenging year on many fronts, we continued to make tremendous progress in both R&D and engineering, which we feel will benefit Zcash for years to come.

Electric Coin Co. Engineering: 2020, a year in review

Bringing Halo 2 to Zcash

As the first implementation of Halo within Zcash, this would serve as a catalyst for Zcash user confidence and scalability, while making the protocol more attractive, faster and less expensive for others to build on.

Bringing Halo 2 to Zcash

Technical explainer: Halo on Zcash

The Halo 2 zero-knowledge proving system, invented and developed at Electric Coin Co. (ECC), eliminates the trusted setup, reducing the attack surface of the Zcash protocol and improving assurance about ZEC supply integrity.

Technical explainer: Halo on Zcash