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.

What would a Zcash Proof-of-Stake transition look like?

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.

New releases to help enable Zcash Shielded by Default

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.

ECC transitions to user-focused product strategy

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.

Should Zcash switch from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake?

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 […]

Privacy-leak bug discovered in Nighthawk and ECC wallets

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

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.

ECC exploring Zcash-Shielded Assets

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.

Zcash is ideal for digital payments

Bringing Crypto into Context

Twenty-five students registered for the course at BCC, and 23 students showed up for the first session. Over half of the students participated in all six Saturday sessions, and more than 65 percent of students attended at least five classes. These students were often juggling part-time jobs, young children and other responsibilities.

Bringing Crypto into Context

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