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.
Perspectives on the White House executive order on digital assets
Perspective on White House executive order: In fact, does not appear to perceive digital assets as a new technology that needs to be promoted and nurtured for the benefit of society. Instead, digital assets are being treated as a somewhat inconvenient and unwelcome technological development.
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.
New releases to help enable Zcash Shielded by Default
We’re introducing “auto-shielding” in our mobile wallet SDKs and unified addresses at the Zcash protocol level. In supporting wallets, these two features ensure your Zcash transaction and balance information is automatically encrypted — Shielded by Default — in the latest, most secure shielded pool.
Privacy is normal, safe and essential
What the internet did for communication and commerce, cryptocurrencies will do for money. But using cryptocurrencies without privacy is not safe.
Gemini becomes first regulated institution to support shielded Zcash withdrawals
Gemini Trust Company (Gemini) announced today that account holders now have the ability to withdraw to shielded Zcash addresses. Gemini is the first regulated institution to announce shielded address support, and it added this capability after receiving approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).
Canopy security assessment complete
Electric Coin Co. once again engaged the cryptography group at NCC, this time to review our upcoming Canopy (NU4) network […]
Explaining Halo 2
Last year, our team announced a collection of discoveries and research milestones as part of our Scalability 2021 mission for […]
ECC releases code for Halo 2
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) today opened the source code we are developing for Halo 2, an updated, more efficient version […]
Protect Privacy hackathon winners and recap
Gitcoin’s Protect Privacy Hackathon wrapped up last week, and the ECC team is so grateful to have been involved. The […]
Zcash privacy remains strongest of any cryptocurrency, even with recent Chainalysis, Elliptic support
This month, Chainalysis and Elliptic announced support for Zcash in their compliance products. This post will provide clarity about our […]
Explaining viewing keys
Viewing keys, detailed in ZIP 310, enable the separation of spending and viewing permissions for Zcash shielded addresses. By creating […]