Perspectives on the White House executive order on digital assets
Perspective on White House executive order: In fact, does not appear to perceive digital assets as a new technology that needs to be promoted and nurtured for the benefit of society. Instead, digital assets are being treated as a somewhat inconvenient and unwelcome technological development.
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.
ECC Partnerships: Year in Review
Delivering economic freedom requires a community of teams coming together to share technologies, talents and ideas. For this reason, Electric […]
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 Transparency Report for Q2 2021
ECC and its parent 501(c)3 Bootstrap received coins at a value above the operating-expense level for Q2 2021. During Q2 2021 Bootstrap received coins at an average of $1,438,000 a month and incurred average monthly expenses of approximately $655,000.
NU5 and Halo Arc timeline update
The new April activation target for NU5 will correspond with the release of the Halo Arc product suite, which includes an NU5-compatible Zcashd, an updated ECC Reference Wallet, updated mobile wallet SDKs, and features that will enable Zcash to be Shielded by Default.
ZSAs update: ECC research and paths forward
As part of our due diligence, we embarked on sentiment gathering, market research and economic modeling to better understand the possibilities of ZSAs and tradeoffs of different approaches.
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.
ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC
Agoric could be game-changing, both in itself as well as for ZEC users. Now that the Agoric mainnet has launched, we are ready to take the next step of bringing Agoric and Zcash capabilities together.
NU5 security assessments complete
NU5 security assessments are complete, and no serious or critical issues were found in either audit.