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.
ECC timeline updates and planning for 2022
And we’re planning for a big January release of the Halo Arc product suite, including the NU5-compatible Zcashd, an updated ECC Reference Wallet, updated mobile wallet SDKs, and features that will enable Zcash to be Shielded by Default.
ZSAs: ECC progress and next steps
In line with ECC’s shift to a market- and user-driven product strategy, we continue to gather information to guide next […]
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.
What would a Zcash Proof-of-Stake transition look like?
A successful transition to Proof of Stake would necessarily require support from Zcash users, a legitimate governance process, and a well designed technical migration process. This post outlines what the technical migration process might look like at the top level.
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.
ECC transitions to user-focused product strategy
ECC is transitioning from an engineering-led to a market-led product strategy. This blog provides a summary of what that means and outlines our current priorities.
Should Zcash switch from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake?
ZEC is the engine driving the sustainable growth necessary to provide economic and social freedom for everyone.
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 […]
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.
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.
Zcash is ideal for digital payments
Digital payments need to be fast, affordable, confidential and inclusive. When compared to other financial tools, Zcash offers competitive, if not superior, benefits in each of these categories.