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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing Halo 2 to Zcash
As the first implementation of Halo within Zcash, this would serve as a catalyst for Zcash user confidence and scalability, while making the protocol more attractive, faster and less expensive for others to build on.
Technical explainer: Halo on Zcash
The Halo 2 zero-knowledge proving system, invented and developed at Electric Coin Co. (ECC), eliminates the trusted setup, reducing the attack surface of the Zcash protocol and improving assurance about ZEC supply integrity.
The Pasta Curves for Halo 2 and Beyond
For the Halo 2 project, we have designed a new cycle of elliptic curves, Pallas and Vesta, which we collectively refer to as the Pasta curves.
Explaining Halo 2
Last year, our team announced a collection of discoveries and research milestones as part of our Scalability 2021 mission for […]
ECC releases code for Halo 2
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) today opened the source code we are developing for Halo 2, an updated, more efficient version […]
ECC scaling research: 2019 research & development milestones
Scaling is a central discussion for blockchain teams and a critical issue that needs to be addressed as this technology […]