New Release 4.3.0
The latest release includes traffic improvements, a reworked library and other updates.
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.
Electric Coin Co. Engineering: 2020, a year in review
We’re fortunate to have some of the most talented engineers and cryptographers in the world on our team, and while 2020 was a challenging year on many fronts, we continued to make tremendous progress in both R&D and engineering, which we feel will benefit Zcash for years to come.
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 troubling facts about the Bittrex announcement that it plans to delist Zcash and others
In spite of all the conjecture on Twitter, there is no public regulatory rationale for delisting Zcash. In fact, many exchanges in the US are doubling down.
New Release 4.2.0
New release 4.2.0 removes the zcashd dependency upon libsodium for ed25519 signature checks and instead uses the Rust implementation in ed25519-zebra, which has been active for signature verification since the Canopy upgrade.
ECC Transparency Report for Q2 2020
This ECC Transparency Report details company income, expenses and use of funds during Q2 of 2020.
Fuzzing Zcash with Kubernetes
Security is paramount to the success of Zcash and ECC, and as such, we invest significant resources into security.
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.
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.
The Zcash ecosystem: A 2020 recap
In this blog, we cover the milestones, the ecosystem growth and the community achievements over the past year.