New Release 5.6.0
Release 5.6.0 introduces the functionality necessary for light wallets to access spendable funds without fully scanning the blockchain. This is […]
New Release 5.5.0
Release 5.5.0 introduces a number of bug fixes and changes to the underlying libraries that support Zcash. Much of this work lays the foundation for the fund availability features coming with the next release.
Update: Addressing Zcash wallet performance issues
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) has been working since June to resolve Zcash wallet performance issues that are affecting users of third-party apps Edge, Nighthawk, and Unstoppable.* All three of these mobile wallets utilize the ECC SDK.Our engineers have made progress, however, work remains — including further updates to zcashd, lightwalletd, the ECC wallet SDKs, and the ECC prototype wallet — to fully restore good user experience in the impacted apps.
Zcash Proof-of-Stake Research
In August, ECC shared its rationale for moving Zcash from a proof-of-work consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake.
NU5 activation and Halo Arc release delayed for remediation of consensus bug in testnet
During the course of testing NU5, a consensus bug emerged that caused the testnet chain to fork. The ECC Core […]
ECC Engineering: Year in Review
We had many successes in 2021 across all of our engineering-related teams including Core, Mobile, and DevSecOps, a team comprising what was previously the separate DevInfra and Security teams. These successes included the regular cadence of releases as well as breakthrough cryptographic research, developments to move the shielded wallet ecosystem forward, operational enhancements and advancements, and a continued demonstration of our commitment to security best practices, ensuring safe and secure releases and network upgrades.
New Release 4.6.0-1
TL;DR: The 4.5.0, 4.5.1, and 4.5.1-1 zcashd nodes will reach End of Service on or about January 10th, 2022. Prior to that time, miners must upgrade to 4.6.0-1 and all other testnet and mainnet nodes should upgrade to either 4.6.0 or 4.6.0-1.
New Release 4.6.0
TL;DR: The 4.5.0, 4.5.1, and 4.5.1-1 zcashd nodes will reach End of Service on or about January 10, 2022. Prior […]
ECC roadmap calls for focus on wallet, proof of stake and interoperability
It has become clear that the best way for ECC to contribute to the Zcash community over the next three years is to release an official ECC wallet on top of a highly interoperable Zcash protocol that leverages proof-of-stake consensus.
NU5 security assessments complete
NU5 security assessments are complete, and no serious or critical issues were found in either audit.
New Release 4.5.1-1
This is a required update for all testnet nodes, and is highly recommended for mainnet nodes if you were using the deprecated getaddressesbyaccount RPC method.
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 […]