New Release 4.6.0-1
TL;DR: The 4.5.0, 4.5.1, and 4.5.1-1 zcashd nodes will reach End of Service on or about January 10th, 2022. Prior to that time, miners must upgrade to 4.6.0-1 and all other testnet and mainnet nodes should upgrade to either 4.6.0 or 4.6.0-1.
New Release 4.6.0
TL;DR: The 4.5.0, 4.5.1, and 4.5.1-1 zcashd nodes will reach End of Service on or about January 10, 2022. Prior […]
ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2021
ECC and its parent 501(c)3 Bootstrap received coins at a value above the operating-expense level for Q2 2021. During Q2 2021 Bootstrap received coins at an average of $1,438,000 a month and incurred average monthly expenses of approximately $655,000.
NU5 and Halo Arc timeline update
The new April activation target for NU5 will correspond with the release of the Halo Arc product suite, which includes an NU5-compatible Zcashd, an updated ECC Reference Wallet, updated mobile wallet SDKs, and features that will enable Zcash to be Shielded by Default.
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.
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, 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.
NU5 security assessments complete
NU5 security assessments are complete, and no serious or critical issues were found in either audit.
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.
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.
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.
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.