A look back: NU5 and network sandblasting
This post details ECC’s motivations, challenges, and accomplishments with regard to zcashd Network Upgrade 5 (NU5) and the sandblasting attack.
Wallet performance issues resolved, ECC exiting Emergency Mode
After releasing multiple updates to zcashd and lightwalletd, plus new mobile SDKs that, together, introduced new innovations (and learning) in the world of cryptography and decentralized money, ECC is exiting Emergency Mode.
New Release 5.6.0
Release 5.6.0 introduces the functionality necessary for light wallets to access spendable funds without fully scanning the blockchain. This is […]
New Release 5.5.0
Release 5.5.0 introduces a number of bug fixes and changes to the underlying libraries that support Zcash. Much of this work lays the foundation for the fund availability features coming with the next release.
Update: Addressing Zcash wallet performance issues
Electric Coin Co. (ECC) has been working since June to resolve Zcash wallet performance issues that are affecting users of third-party apps Edge, Nighthawk, and Unstoppable.* All three of these mobile wallets utilize the ECC SDK.Our engineers have made progress, however, work remains — including further updates to zcashd, lightwalletd, the ECC wallet SDKs, and the ECC prototype wallet — to fully restore good user experience in the impacted apps.
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.
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.
Zcash Gitcoin Grants round 1 retrospective
Following the example of Vitalik Buterin’s Gitcoin Grant retros, this post summarizes the projects funded and lessons learned from the first Zcash Gitcoin Grant Round.
Zcash is Unstoppable: Privacy-focused wallet first to integrate ECC wallet SDKs
Unstoppable became the first multi-currency wallet to enable shielded Zcash transactions. Thiis an important milestone for shielded addresses, which allow users to send confidential peer-to-peer transactions.
Open-source wallet apps localized into 5 additional languages
With help from community volunteers, ECC exceeded its goal and added localization in five languages to our open-sourced apps.
ECC Wallet threat model and security assessment results
ECC open-sourced our work-in-progress iOS and Android Zcash wallets last week, so it makes sense for the ECC security team […]
7 things we learned building the shielded-first ECC Wallet
Earlier this year, ECC released a suite of libraries for building shielded mobile wallets in support of the shielded-Zcash ecosystem. […]