New Release 4.5.1

TL;DR: This is a required update for all testnet nodes, and is highly recommended for mainnet nodes if you are […]

New Release 4.5.1

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

ECC and its parent 501(c)3 Bootstrap received coins at a value above the operating-expense level for Q4 2020 and for Q1 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

ECC has opened its non-binding, coin-weighted ZEC-holder poll ahead of NU5 activation, to gather sentiment regarding development priorities for Zcash and Chris Burniske’s proposal to amend ZIP 1014.

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

New Release 4.5.0

The code preparations for the Network Upgrade 5 consensus rules are finished and included in this release. The following ZIPs […]

New Release 4.5.0

Protocol Labs, Filecoin Foundation, Ethereum Foundation and Electric Coin Co. collaborating to unlock recursion in Halo 2 and explore the future of proofs

Electric Coin Co. (ECC) has entered into an agreement with Protocol Labs, the Filecoin Foundation, and the Ethereum Foundation to explore Halo R&D, including how the technology might be used in their respective ecosystems.

Protocol Labs, Filecoin Foundation, Ethereum Foundation and Electric Coin Co. collaborating to unlock recursion in Halo 2 and explore the future of proofs

Let’s give ZEC holders a voice

ECC will facilitate a non-binding coin-weighted ZECholder poll ahead of NU5 activation to gather sentiment regarding the development priorities for Zcash and Chris Burniske’s proposal to amend ZIP 1014. 

Let’s give ZEC holders a voice

Privacy-leak bug discovered in Nighthawk and ECC wallets

Nighthawk Wallet iOS and ECC Reference Wallet iOS users should upgrade to the latest versions in order to remediate a […]

Privacy-leak bug discovered in Nighthawk and ECC wallets

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.

New Release 4.4.1

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.

ECC exploring Zcash-Shielded Assets

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