NU5 activates on mainnet, eliminating trusted setup and launching a new era for Zcash

NU5, the first major upgrade since November 2020, includes the launch of the Orchard shielded payment protocol, utilizing the Halo proving system to remove reliance on complex setup ceremonies.

NU5 activates on mainnet, eliminating trusted setup and launching a new era for Zcash

New Release 5.0.0

The 5.0.0 release supports NU5 activation on mainnet, which will occur at a block height of 1687104 (May 31st), following the targeted EOS halt of our 4.6.0-2 and 4.7.0 releases on May 16th. Release binaries will be available later today and instructions on how to install can be found on our download site.

New Release 5.0.0

New Release 4.7.0

Release 4.7.0 marks a major milestone on the path to NU5.

New Release 4.7.0

Zero-knowledge proving system ‘Halo’ now licensed under MIT or Apache 2.0, making it available for anyone to use

A new agreement between the Filecoin Foundation, the organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, and Electric Coin Co.

Zero-knowledge proving system ‘Halo’ now licensed under MIT or Apache 2.0, making it available for anyone to use

New Release 4.6.0-2

4.6.0-2 is primarily a bugfix release that also bumps the End-of-Support height to May 16th. It backports bugfixes from v4.7.0-rc1.

New Release 4.6.0-2

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2021

This ECC Transparency Report details company income, expenses and use of funds during Q3 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2021

NU5 activation and Halo Arc release delayed for remediation of consensus bug in testnet

During the course of testing NU5, a consensus bug emerged that caused the testnet chain to fork. The ECC Core […]

NU5 activation and Halo Arc release delayed for remediation of consensus bug in testnet

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 4.6.0-1

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 […]

New Release 4.6.0

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.

ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2021

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.

ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC

NU5 security assessments complete

NU5 security assessments are complete, and no serious or critical issues were found in either audit.

NU5 security assessments complete