Electric Coin Company July 2020 Newsletter

Heartwood activated

Zcash NU4 improves interoperability and gives miners a shielded option

Heartwood, the latest major Zcash network upgrade, features Flyclient support for increased efficiency and utility, and it gives miners the option to mine directly to a shielded coinbase. In addition to increased privacy, a considerable benefit to shielded coinbase is that miners have the option of getting their mining rewards issued immediately.

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ECC officially launches Crypto in Context program

Crypto in Context is an initiative that connects industry leaders with underserved and burgeoning communities — for dialog and discovery, networking, and collaborative workshops focused on cryptocurrencies and financial literacy.

Initial, signed partnerships include Gemini, Flexa, Messari, Brave, Reciprocity, LocalBitcoins, DCG and Binance.

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Coinbase, Blockchain Association financial inclusion event

ECC’s Andre Serrano joined a virtual fireside chat with Blockchain Association, Coinbase and cLabs to discuss cryptocurrency and its potential to bring about more economic freedom, innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity in the world.

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Gitcoin Protect Privacy Hackathon recap

ECC joined seven other sponsors and participated in its first-ever hackathon with the Gitcoin community in June and July.

With bounties for documentation, bug fixes, localization, as well as a grand prize bounty for apps leveraging shielded Zcash, we received 10 project submissions. Our grand prize went to Nestor Bonilla for ZAct, an app for coordinating events and protests. It requires users to be in proximity to an event to gather further information. It leverages shielded memos, the Android SDK, geofencing, and an interesting use of the seed phrase to limit access to the event information.

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ECC Transparency Report for Q4 2019

Openness and transparency are core values at ECC, and every quarter, we publish details about company income, expenses and use of funds. Our report on Q4 2019 is available now.

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