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.
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.
New Release 4.3.0
The latest release includes traffic improvements, a reworked library and other updates.
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.
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.
The troubling facts about the Bittrex announcement that it plans to delist Zcash and others
In spite of all the conjecture on Twitter, there is no public regulatory rationale for delisting Zcash. In fact, many exchanges in the US are doubling down.