New Release 5.8.0
zcashd 5.8.0 is a maintenance release that updates dependencies and sets a new end-of-service height to ensure continuity of services.
ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2023
This transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q2 2023.
Stewarding a new season at ECC
Zcash is a special project. Its purpose to empower economic freedom is wholesome and good. Its legacy is indelible. The innovation within and the talent behind it are undeniable. That it flourishes is vital. All the earth must have access to private, self-sovereign money if we are to be free.
Welcoming a new season at ECC: A message from the Bootstrap Board of Directors
Josh Swihart, formerly SVP of Growth at ECC, will return to ECC and take over the reins from Zooko as CEO. He will be responsible for all strategic and tactical decisions. Zooko will remain in his role as a director on the board of the Bootstrap Project, the parent company of ECC.
A look back: NU5 and network sandblasting
This post details ECC’s motivations, challenges, and accomplishments with regard to zcashd Network Upgrade 5 (NU5) and the sandblasting attack.
Michelle Lai joins Bootstrap Org Board of Directors
Bootstrap Org, the nonprofit parent organization of Electric Coin Co., has added long-time Zcash community contributor Michelle Lai to its Board of Directors. Michelle joins members Alan Fairless, Christina Garman, Zaki Manian, and Zooko Wilcox.
ECC sets objectives and planning through January 2024
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) objectives center on delivering an improved ZEC user experience, primarily through the Zashi wallet.
Wallet performance issues resolved, ECC exiting Emergency Mode
After releasing multiple updates to zcashd and lightwalletd, plus new mobile SDKs that, together, introduced new innovations (and learning) in the world of cryptography and decentralized money, ECC is exiting Emergency Mode.
New Release 5.7.0
zcashd 5.7.0 deprecates fetch-params.sh and zcash-fetch-params and bundles zk-SNARK parameters directly so they do not need to be downloaded or stored separately. All node operators, which include our mining and other ecosystem partners, should upgrade to this latest version as soon as possible.
ECC Transparency Report for Q1 2023
Electric Coin Co. is committed to openness and transparency — as we help evolve and support the Zcash digital currency, and in support of our mission to empower people with economic freedom. This transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q1 2023.
Building sustainability and resilience into ‘Dev Fund 2’
The next dev fund the Zcash community implements needs to (1) include more, independent teams than the current iteration, and (2) at least one of those teams should be headquartered outside the US.
The Trailing Finality Layer: A stepping stone to proof of stake in Zcash
At Electric Coin Co. (ECC) we’re exploring a transition in Zcash from the current proof-of-work (PoW) consensus to a proof-of-stake […]