Electric Coin Co. strategy: A 30-year vision

In the future, thanks to a revolutionary set of technologies — built on the principles of fair access and decentralization — humanity will experience greater freedom and security than at any point in history. Each individual will enjoy self-sovereignty, and collaboration and creativity will be at an all-time high.

Electric Coin Co. strategy: A 30-year vision

Long-term sustainability with the Zcash Posterity Fund

As we conduct our research into Proof-of-Stake to develop a proposal for Zcash, an outstanding key area of research is how the issuance schedule for new ZEC interacts with PoS security. In this post, we take a step back from PoS itself, and analyze how issuance and fees support long term network sustainability.

Long-term sustainability with the Zcash Posterity Fund

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2021

This Electric Coin Co. transparency report details company income, expenses, and use of funds during Q4 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2021

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2021

This ECC Transparency Report details company income, expenses and use of funds during Q3 2021.

ECC Transparency Report for Q3 2021

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