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.

ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2021

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.

ZSAs update: ECC research and paths forward

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.

ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC

Web surveys provide info on Zcash usage and reputation

ECC use these Zcash surveys, as well as other data points such as coin-holder polls and recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Group, to inform product roadmap.

Web surveys provide info on Zcash usage and reputation

ECC’s North Star: Building a world-class UX for ZEC

Last week, in our tertile planning sessions, we set a multi-year “North Star” and codified our plans across departments for the next four months. Everything we do will be in support of this focus: To deliver a world-class user experience for ZEC. 

ECC’s North Star: Building a world-class UX for ZEC

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

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

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

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?