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January 14 Community Call on Halo

On January 14, the Zcash Foundation hosted a community call to discuss Halo and the needs of users. Here is the video recording of the call, and a transcript of the chat comments. And thanks to @ZcashZeal who live-tweeted the call. The intent of the call was to discuss Halo with the community, and try […]

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Regulators dial up the heat: Dash, ZEC and Monero reach boiling point?

Can privacy coins be better managed to satisfy both law enforcement interests and those who like the greater anonymity they provide? On New Year’s Day, the U.S.-based crypto exchange Bittrex announced via Twitter that it was delisting three leading privacy coins: Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and Dash. A link promised further details, but those who […]

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Zcash Developers Update 1-8-2021

2021 is off to an interesting start! There’s a lot to cover so, without further ado, here are the updates from this week. ECC published our perspective on Bittrex delisting announcement. ECC, along with other industry leaders, submitted a comment to FINCEN regarding NPRM , the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency […]

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Zcash Community Call: Our Thoughts on Halo

Please join us January 14 at 22:30 UTC to discuss Halo. You can sign up here to participate. The Zcash Foundation is focused on growing user adoption in 2021. It is great to see the Electric Coin Company and the community excited for this shared vision. As Nathan Wilcox of the ECC stated: It’s wonderful […]

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Bringing Halo 2 to Zcash

We foresee a day when the world’s financial systems run on top of and interoperate with Zcash. Just as HTTPS is now ubiquitous, we believe Zcash is uniquely positioned to serve as a foundational layer for a global and digital economy. Among other attributes, this will require privacy, scalability, security and confidence in its foundational […]

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Technical explainer: Halo on Zcash

We’re proud to introduce ZIP 224, which provides a path to bringing Halo 2 to 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. As the first deployment of the […]

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Goodbye, Henry

After two years as the Zcash Foundation’s Principal Cryptographic Researcher, Henry de Valence is stepping down. Henry was the Zcash Foundation’s first technical hire and left a deep imprint on our work. He designed the architecture of Zebra, the Zcash Foundation’s independent implementation of the Zcash protocol and consensus rules. Zebra has a modern Rust […]

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