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Protect Privacy: Virtual hackathon starts June 15

When we launched Zcash almost four years ago, privacy-preserving, freedom-protecting technologies were too scarce. Then came Cambridge-Analytica, GDPR, and countless data leaks impacting millions of people all around the world. Today, privacy is part of the mainstream conversation, and we’re calling on developers to help us build a new reality — one where privacy is […]

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New Release: 3.0.0

Heartwood activation on mainnet This release supports the Heartwood activation on mainnet, which will occur at a block height of 903000 (mid-July), following the targeted EOS halt of our 2.1.2-3 release. Please upgrade to this release, or any subsequent release, in order to follow the Heartwood network upgrade on mainnet. The Heartwood network upgrade deploys […]

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Zcash Developers Update 5-22-2020

Happy Bitcoin Pizza day! Here are the updates from this week: The World Economic Forum announced the Presidio Principles, dubbed the “blockchain bill of rights.” ECC, along with the Government of Colombia, Deloitte Consulting LLP, ConsenSys and the United Nations’ World Food Program are among the first signatories. If you missed the ECC Quarterly livestream, you can check […]

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Scaling Tor with Walking Onions

Recently, the Zcash Foundation announced a grant to The Tor Project to fund the specification of the Walking Onions protocol. In this post, we’ll talk about why Walking Onions is an exciting project for scaling anonymity networks and user privacy in general. We will also give more detail about the Zcash Foundation’s decision to fund […]

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Explaining viewing keys

Viewing keys, detailed in ZIP 310, enable the separation of spending and viewing permissions for Zcash shielded addresses. By creating a separate viewing key, Zcash users can share visibility of the transactions sent and received from their shielded address without compromising their private spend key. This capability was added to the protocol in the Sapling […]

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Zcash Developer Alliance brings together industry leaders to focus on interoperability

Electric Coin Co. is pleased to announce the Zcash Developer Alliance (ZDA), an invite-only working group to advance Zcash development and interoperability. Six additional organizations round out the initial ZDA cohort: Agoric, Bolt Labs, ConsenSys, Iqlusion, Kyber and Thesis.  The ZDA facilitates multiple concurrent collaborations under a common mission, rather than establishing a single monolithic […]

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Zcash Gardening Club – May 5, 2020

The first ever Zcash Gardening Club presented by Electric Coin Company. Presentations include: ZecWallet, ZECpages, Zbay, Zingo, Zcash Observatory and Zcashd. The Zcash Gardening Club is an open monthly meeting for open source contributors to share about their projects and connect. Anyone is welcome to join.

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Zcash Developers Update 5-7-2020

We’re firing on all cylinders y’all! Here are the updates from this week: Features have been selected for NU4. ECC reviewed these proposed features with the Zcash Foundation and reached agreement on the inclusion of the six ZIPs selected for NU4, subject to the outcome of security audits. NU4 needs a codename. Like the suggestions and […]

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