Electric Coin Company October 2021 Newsletter

Happy birthday, Zcash!

It’s been five years since Zcash launched. Here’s what ECC CEO Zooko Wilcox wrote on that day, Oct. 28, 2016:

“This technology holds the potential to empower and uplift billions of people. We believe that Zcash and other similar technologies can, with years more evolution and hard work, enable anyone, anywhere to cooperate and to share resources, and to construct more efficient and more humane social organizations. This can unlock the nearly limitless potential of people to help themselves and to help each other. This technology can do for cooperation what the Internet did for communication two decades ago.”

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OTC Markets Group welcomes Grayscale Zcash Trust to OTCQX

Grayscale announced trading has begun on its Zcash Trust (ZCSH). It means users of mainstream financial services, like TD Ameritrade and Merrill Lynch, can now get access to the ZEC asset in their portfolios.

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NU5 activates on testnet

This network upgrade moves Zcash from zk-SNARKs to the Halo proving system, removing the need for the trusted setup and upgrading the protocol’s underlying cryptography. Mainnet activation — and the Halo Arc product suite — is scheduled for January.

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Filecoin and Zcash partnership: Halo 2 is ‘a marvel for blockchain scalability’

Following last month’s announcement of the Halo R&D partnership between ECC, Protocol Labs, the Filecoin Foundation and the Ethereum Foundation, ECC CEO Zooko Wilcox appeared with Filecoin Foundation Chair Marta Belcher for a chat about the agreement, scalability, future plans and more.

Watch the video from Filecoin Orbit

Poster of the month

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ECC hiring for multiple positions

We’re currently looking for a Senior Security Engineer, Senior DevSecOps Engineer, Developer Relations Lead, Android Developer and Head of Product Marketing! More postings coming soon, too. Join us, and help empower economic freedom all over the world.

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