Unified addresses in Zcash explained
UAs make Zcash easier to use by removing the complexity of multiple address types. This simplifies the user experience — no more juggling addresses — and increases interoperability between shielded-only applications and transparent-only applications.
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.
NU5 Proposed Features
Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs) for Network Upgrade 5 (NU5), projected to be August 2021. ECC's proposals for inclusion of the ZIPs outlined here are subject to the outcome of security audits, the results of which will be published as soon as they’ve been completed and reviewed.
Network Upgrade Pipeline 2.0
Our goal in creating the NUP was to introduce synchronization points for Zcash protocol developers outside of ECC, ensure that future network upgrades continued to meet our historic standards for safety and quality, and allow plenty of time for ecosystem partner testing and integration.
New Release: 4.0.0
Network Upgrade 4: Canopy The 4.0.0 release supports the Canopy activation on mainnet, which will occur at a block height […]
Celebrating Canopy and Community
Zcash might have the most diverse community of any crypto ecosystem. It includes world-class cryptographers and engineers, leaders from other […]
New Release 3.1.0
Network Upgrade 4: Canopy The code preparations for the Canopy network upgrade are finished and included in this release. The […]
NU4 feature selection
As part of the Zcash Improvement Proposal and Network Upgrade Pipeline, Electric Coin Co. (ECC) is publishing our commitment of […]
Mine to Shielded Coinbase
As part of the Heartwood network upgrade, Zcash miners and mining pools will have the option to mine directly to […]
One of the key improvements in the Heartwood upgrade is FlyClient support, ZIP 221. In this post, we’ll explain the […]
Heartwood, the next major Zcash network upgrade, improves interoperability through Flyclient support and gives miners the option to immediately shield […]
Blossom upgrade improves speed, scalability, capacity
Blossom, the next major upgrade of Zcash, is scheduled to activate on or around Dec. 11, 2019, at block height […]