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 4.5.1-1

Coin-holder poll: results summary

In ECC's coin-holder poll, participants strongly supported changing Zcash’s mining algorithm away from proof of work as their first priority as measured by weight, receiving 85% of the weighted vote.

Coin-holder poll: results summary

New Release 4.5.1

TL;DR: This is a required update for all testnet nodes, and is highly recommended for mainnet nodes if you are […]

New Release 4.5.1

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

ECC and its parent 501(c)3 Bootstrap received coins at a value above the operating-expense level for Q4 2020 and for Q1 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

ECC has opened its non-binding, coin-weighted ZEC-holder poll ahead of NU5 activation, to gather sentiment regarding development priorities for Zcash and Chris Burniske’s proposal to amend ZIP 1014.

Zcash coin-holder polling open now

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 […]

New Release 4.5.0

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.

Protocol Labs, Filecoin Foundation, Ethereum Foundation and Electric Coin Co. collaborating to unlock recursion in Halo 2 and explore the future of proofs

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.

ECC timeline updates and planning for 2022

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 […]

ZSAs: ECC progress and next steps

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. 

Let’s give ZEC holders a voice

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