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

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

NU5 Proposed Features

Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs) for Network Upgrade 5 (NU5), projected to be August 2021. ECC's proposals for inclusion of the ZIPs outlined here are subject to the outcome of security audits, the results of which will be published as soon as they’ve been completed and reviewed.

NU5 Proposed Features

New Release 4.3.0

The latest release includes traffic improvements, a reworked library and other updates.

New Release 4.3.0

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.

Bringing Halo 2 to Zcash

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.

Technical explainer: Halo on Zcash

Fuzzing Zcash with Kubernetes

Security is paramount to the success of Zcash and ECC, and as such, we invest significant resources into security.

Fuzzing Zcash with Kubernetes

New Release: 4.1.0

Migration to Clang and static libc++ zcashd now builds its C++ (and C) dependencies entirely with a pinned version of […]

New Release: 4.1.0

Canopy security assessment complete

Electric Coin Co. once again engaged the cryptography group at NCC, this time to review our upcoming Canopy (NU4) network […]

Canopy security assessment complete

New Release: 4.0.0

Network Upgrade 4: Canopy The 4.0.0 release supports the Canopy activation on mainnet, which will occur at a block height […]

New Release: 4.0.0