New Release 4.4.1
The 4.3.0 release included a change to prevent redundant getheaders P2P requests, to reduce node bandwidth usage. This behaviour could be disabled by setting the config option -nooptimize-getheaders.
ECC exploring Zcash-Shielded Assets
For some time, ECC has been considering the possibility of implementing Zcash UDAs (“User-Defined Assets”) to allow the creation of Zcash-“wrapped” tokens. We’re excited about the potential benefits of an economically extensible Zcash protocol made possible with what we're calling ZSAs.
Zcash is ideal for digital payments
Digital payments need to be fast, affordable, confidential and inclusive. When compared to other financial tools, Zcash offers competitive, if not superior, benefits in each of these categories.
Bringing Crypto into Context
Twenty-five students registered for the course at BCC, and 23 students showed up for the first session. Over half of the students participated in all six Saturday sessions, and more than 65 percent of students attended at least five classes. These students were often juggling part-time jobs, young children and other responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Release 4.3.0
The latest release includes traffic improvements, a reworked library and other updates.