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Zcash Arborist Call – 2 December 2021

A bi-weekly protocol development meeting focused on tracking upcoming deployment logistics, consensus node implementation issues, and protocol research. This week’s call also includes further discussion about NU5 and a detailed presentation from Daniel Benarroch of QEDIT about their ZSA proposal. More about Zcash Arborist Calls: https://forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/announcing-zcash-arborist-calls-a-monthly-zcash-protocol-development-meeting/36679

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Expanding the ZCAP

Last week, we announced the revised schedule for ZOMG elections. The ZOMG Committee is elected by the Zcash Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP), a panel of community members established by the Zcash Foundation (ZF) as a means of soliciting advisory input from the Zcash community. The ZCAP was originally formed in 2018 as a community governance […]

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Revised Schedule for ZOMG Elections

In late September, we paused the ZOMG election process to address questions that had arisen regarding potential conflict of interest issues. These questions arose when it became clear that some of the candidates standing for election were past, current or prospective grant applicants. As a result, we were forced to consider the conflict of interest […]

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Zcash Arborist Call – 18 November 2021

A bi-weekly protocol development meeting focused on tracking upcoming deployment logistics, consensus node implementation issues, and protocol research. This week’s call also includes discussion of node updates of Zebrad, Zcashd, and NU5 timelines, respectively. More about Zcash Arborist Calls: https://forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/announcing-zcash-arborist-calls-a-monthly-zcash-protocol-development-meeting/36679

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ZSAs update: ECC research and paths forward

ECC announced in June a multi-month assessment of the interest in and requirements for Zcash Shielded Assets (ZSAs). The idea of leveraging Zcash’s shielding capabilities to support privacy for other asset holders is exciting, and we would love to see this happen. As part of our due diligence, we embarked on sentiment gathering, market research […]

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ECC roadmap calls for focus on wallet, proof of stake and interoperability

Summary In support of our strategy to deliver a world-class user experience for ZEC, ECC has been working through product roadmap planning — driven by the evolution of the internet, industry research, community sentiment and market opportunity. Specifically, our research has focused on commercial wallet models and user experience, Zcash Shielded Assets (ZSAs), proof of […]

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The Zcash Foundation’s Q3 2021 Report

The Zcash Foundation is committed to being transparent with the Zcash community and our other stakeholders. Today, we are releasing our quarterly report for the third quarter of 2021. As with our previous quarterly reports, this report describes our financial inflow and outflows, with a detailed breakdown of our expenses, and we have included a […]

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Open Position: Engineering Project Manager

The Zcash Foundation (ZF) is hiring an Software Engineering Project Manager (9 month contract – Jan-Sept 2022) to support the Engineering team while our existing Engineering Manager will be on sabbatical. This position is fully remote. Apply here! Role: Engineering Project Manager The ZF Engineering team’s primary focus is developing Zebra, an independent, open source […]

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ECC, Agoric and a path to composable smart contracts using ZEC

Imagine the possibilities unlocked if shielded ZEC were available for use within composable Javascript-based smart contracts. That future is within reach.  In 2018, Electric Coin Co. (ECC) invested in Agoric, an open-source development company that today announced the launch of its interoperable proof-of-stake chain and economy. Their JavaScript-native smart-contract platform offers developers a safe, reusable […]

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Zcash Arborist Call – 4 November 2021

A bi-weekly protocol development meeting focused on tracking upcoming deployment logistics, consensus node implementation issues, and protocol research. This week’s call also includes further discussion about the research and implementation status of Zebrad, Zcashd, and NU5 timelines, respectively. More about Zcash Arborist Calls: https://forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/announcing-zcash-arborist-calls-a-monthly-zcash-protocol-development-meeting/36679

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