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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -Zcon1 takes place next week in Split, Croatia -Product updates, including current priorities -Q2 livestream available on our YouTube channel forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/june-14-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33778

June 14, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Zcon1 takes place next week in Split, Croatia! The program is now available and it looks amazing! Hope to see you there → but if you are not able to attend, check out the list of scheduled livestreams! Last week was our Q2 update via livestream covering activities as well as product, regulatory and marketing developments. In case you missed it - jump over to our YouTube channel and wa...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - Progress towards NU3 feature selection - Code review focus on librustzcash improvements and insight explorer support - Zcon1 test wallet app & continue ref wallet improvements More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/weekly-update-engineering/33731

Weekly Update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Arborist Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client, lightwalletd, librustzcash and protocol upgrades. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #community-arborist channel. The primary focus of this sprint was reviewing librustzcash PRs. As part of that the team re...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Today we announced the rollout of our new domain — electriccoin.co — and a fresh company brand! We unveiled these in keeping with the promise we made when the company name change was announced. Our goal is to provide additional clarity about the difference between the Electric Coin Company and Zcash, the cryptocurrency. Read about this and more in today's weekly update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/may-31-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33674

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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly Update (Engineering): - last week: v2.0.5-2 released - includes migration tool and counterfeit defense consensus code - this week: final review of and decision on draft ZIPs for NU3 consideration - targeting 2.0.6 for Blossom testnet deployment More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/may-24-2019-weekly-update-engineering/33602

May 24, 2019 - Weekly Update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Arborist Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client, lightwalletd, librustzcash and protocol upgrades. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #arborist-team channel. The 2.0.5-2 release, which included the counterfeit defense consensus code changes and the Sprout...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -2.0.5 delayed, anticipate a Monday release -Transparency report published Full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/may-17-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33532

May 17, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. If you’ve been waiting for 2.0.5, we’ve been delayed but are looking at a Monday release. Stay tuned. From the Blog ECC is committed to openness and transparency — as we help evolve and support the Zcash digital currency, and in support of our mission to empower everyone with economic freedom and opportunity. To this end, our transparency report details company income, expenses and u...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - Significant effort put towards final review, testing and documenting this week's 2.0.5 release. Several bugs were discovered so we're taking the time to properly address them. - Ref wallet stability improvements + researching iOS - A few of us will be at Consensus Construct next week, say hello if you find us in the madness! Full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/may-10-2019-weekly-update-engineering/33439

May 10, 2019 - Weekly Update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Arborist Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client, lightwalletd, librustzcash and protocol upgrades. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #arborist-team channel. The 2.0.5 release has been delayed until approximately May 14th so the team can resolve some data...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -ZIP and NUP Process Updates to Enhance Community Engagement -Zcashd 2.0.5 is planned for release next week -Following along with ZIP editors -Reference Wallet Team Twitter Q&A forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/may-03-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33368

May 03, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. As part of our commitment to continued improvement at ECC and the Foundation, we’ve agreed on proposing some changes to the process ZIP (ZIP0) and making some clarifications about the Network Upgrade Pipeline. These proposals and clarifications are to ensure fuller and more effective community engagement around network upgrade changes in the future. The changes and clarifications are o...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - Official migration tool + documentation + testing for 2.0.5 release - Testing turnstile enforcement consensus rule for 2.0.5 release - Improving SDK, librustzcash & lightwalletd with help from community feedback Full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/april-26-2019-weekly-update-engineering/33316

April 26, 2019 - Weekly Update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Arborist Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client, lightwalletd, librustzcash and protocol upgrades. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #arborist-team channel. We continue to review the ZIP drafts for NU3 as well as work on the Sapling to Sprout migration t...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -Canceled plans to implement the feature of Splitting the Founder’s Reward (FR) in the NU2 Blossom upgrade -Zcash Empowers Charitable Giving -People Behind Zcash Technology: Jack Grigg Full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/april-19-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33255

April 19, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Electric Coin Company (ECC) has decided to cancel our plans to implement the feature of Splitting the Founder’s Reward (FR) in the NU2 Blossom upgrade. Ultimately we’ve decided the opportunity costs for shipping Split-FR outweigh the benefits. Also, we believe we can achieve some of the benefits through other means. Learn more by reading through yesterday’s forum post. From the Blog T...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - Submitted ZIP Drafts and began reviewing ECC and community-submitted ZIP Drafts for NU3 consideration - Blossom spec audit complete, begun initial implementation work - Released the reference wallet Android source code for external feedback - More info in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/april-12-2019-weekly-update-engineering/33176

April 12, 2019 - Weekly Update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Arborist Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client, lightwalletd, librustzcash and protocol upgrades. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #arborist-team channel. We submitted ZIP Drafts for NU3 and began reviewing ECC and community-submitted ZIP Drafts for NU...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -Zcashd v2.0.4 was released -The light client reference wallet has been built -List of draft ZIPs submitted for Network Upgrade 3 (NU3) -New Buzz page forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/april-5-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33106

April 5, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Zcashd v2.0.4 was released, which fixes a Sprout wallet security bug, fixes miner address selection behaviour and introduces a new consensus rule on testnet to reject blocks that violate turnstiles. Zcashd v2.0.4 will be supported until block 569112, expected to arrive around July 15th, 2019, at which point the software will end-of-support halt and shut down. Today we introduced the l...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

A list of draft ZIPs submitted for the Network Upgrade 3 (NU3) is now available. Take a look at the submissions and provide feedback via the Zcash Ecosystem Development List, as per the process outlined in ZIP0. Details: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/request-for-nu3-draft-zip-feedback/33075

Request for NU3 Draft ZIP Feedback - General - Zcash Community Forum
Hi Everyone! On February 18th, Electric Coin Company called for Draft ZIPs for Network Upgrade 3 (NU3), due by March 31st. Since we’re now at the beginning of April, we wanted to post a list of the ZIPs submitted in that timeframe for discussion. Please take a look at the below ZIPs that have been submitted and provide feedback about those ZIPs in the GitHub tickets for the ZIPs or via the Zcash Ecosystem Development List, as per the process outlined in ZIP0. These ZIPs will also be emailed out...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - zcashd v2.0.4 released - final call on ZIP drafts for NU3 consideration (due before Monday, April 1st) - merged the updated ZIP 0 specification (now both ECC and the Zcash Foundation have an Editor representative) Read more in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/march-29-2019-weekly-update-engineering/33058

March 29, 2019 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Final call: Draft ZIPs are due by Monday (March 31st) in order to be considered for NU3. Draft ZIPs need not be fully specified but have enough detail for feedback and discussion. For more background on this, please read Call for NU3 ZIPs and Network Upgrade Pipeline Process Changes. Zcashd Team T...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

New Release: 2.0.4 -Sprout note validation bug fixed in wallet -Miner address selection behavior fixed -New consensus rule: Reject blocks that violate turnstile (Testnet only) z.cash/blog/new-release-2-0-4/

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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -Zcashd security announcement -Zcash is Compatible with AML/CFT Regulation -Zcash events: US, Japan, Singapore and Korea -eToro market research report about Zcash forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/march-22-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/33005

March 22, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. A security announcement was posted in the forum regarding a bug in the Zcashd wallet, which could result in Sprout z-addresses displaying an incorrect balance. Sapling z-addresses are not impacted by this issue. This would occur if someone sending funds to a Sprout z-address intentionally sent a different amount in the note commitment of a Sprout output than the value provided in the c...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - Draft ZIPs for NU3 (the network upgrade after Blossom) are due by the end of the month - Blossom spec auditing underway next week - continued implementation work on Sprout -> Sapling migration tool and the automatic counterfeiting plan - open sourced reference wallet code Full update here: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/march-15-2019-weekly-update-engineering/32911

March, 15, 2019 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client and Zcash protocol. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. We are still working on the code implementation of the Sprout to Sapling migration tool and finished a first draft of the code for a...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): -The first Electric Coin Company quarterly newsletter -New quarterly livestream broadcasts, mark your calendar for March 28th at 5PM MT forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/march-8-2019-community-comms/32860

March 8, 2019 (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. This week we published the first Electric Coin Company quarterly newsletter, which includes information about some recent milestones. Speaking of milestones, we’re kicking off a new initiative—quarterly livestream broadcasts! Mark your calendar for the first one, taking place on March 28th at 5PM MT. Join the chat, submit your questions! Additional details and an invite link will be s...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - progress implementing Sprout -> Sapling migration tool - new ZIP draft for prohibiting negative shielded value pool - documentation and internal testing on lightwallet Android reference app Full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/march-1st-2018-weekly-update-engineering/32818

March 1st, 2018 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client and Zcash protocol. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. We have started the code implementation of the Sprout to Sapling migration tool and finished a draft of the the specification for an...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): - NU3 Process Changes - Company Name Change - The Growing Role of the Zcash Foundation - Zcash Featured on Coinbase Earn forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/february-22-2019-weekly-update-community-comms/32779

February 22, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Goodbye, Zcash Company. Hello, Electric Coin Company. We announced a name change yesterday, read more about why we made this decision.Only the name has changed. We are the same team, with the same mission: to empower everyone with economic freedom and opportunity. Call for NU3 ZIPs and Network Upgrade Pipeline Process Changes From the blog To achieve sustainability and growth of the...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Zcash is now featured on Coinbase Earn! The Zcash Company has allocated 15,518 ZEC for this initiative aimed at educating millions of people globally about Zcash — a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on strong science. Half of the ZEC will be distributed in this first campaign, while the other half is reserved for future Earn Zcash tasks. 100% of these tokens will be distributed to Coinbase Earn users. Learn more: blog.coinbase.com/earn-zcash-while-learning-about-blockchain-privacy-1fc9ecbf533

Earn Zcash while learning about blockchain privacy – The Coinbase Blog
We’re launching a new Coinbase Earn page where users can earn Zcash (ZEC)
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering): - zcashd 2.0.3 released - reviewing Sprout -> Sapling migration tool specification - reference wallet light client working on testnet More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/february-15-2019-weekly-update-engineering/32730

February 15, 2019 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client and Zcash protocol. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. We are finalizing the specification for the Sprout to Sapling migration tool and beginning the specification for an automatic counte...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update: (Community + Comms): - Counterfeiting Vulnerability Successfully Remediated - Applications are open for Zcon1 - Shielded Addresses GDPR Compliant by Default forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/february-8-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/32686

February 8, 2018 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Eleven months ago we discovered a counterfeiting vulnerability in the cryptography underlying some kinds of zero-knowledge proofs. The counterfeiting vulnerability was fixed by the Sapling network upgrade that activated on October 28th, 2018. The vulnerability was specific to counterfeiting and did not affect user privacy in any way. Prior to its remediation, an attacker could have cre...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly Update (Engineering): — Final review and merging of tickets going into upcoming 2.0.3 release — Fixing issues in zcashd for zcash bitcore/insight libraries support — Ironing out CI system for Windows support Read the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/february-1-2019-weekly-update-engineering/32650

February 1, 2019 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client and Zcash protocol. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. The team is working on specifications for Blossom. They have also addressed some issues for the upcoming 2.0.3 release including an ...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): — “Encouraged Community Work” GitHub board — P4: Zcash shielded transactions for private payments — Zcon1 announced (June 22–24, Split, Croatia) Read the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/january-25-2019-community-comms/32579

January 25, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week’s engineering update is available here. Please feel free to peruse and work on the “Encouraged Community Work” GitHub board for things that the Company can’t get to in the next 4 months that people in the community are likely to have the context to work on. From the blog We kicked off a new blog series to profile the people behind Zcash technology; this week we featured Daira Hopwood, Engineer and Protocol Designer. Alej...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly Update (Engineering): - Heavy engineering focus on evaluation and specification of Blossom network upgrade features - Final Blossom goals announced - Finalizing last components for official Windows build of zcashd - Updates to the unofficial Zcash fork of the bitcore insight explorer including deployment scripts for deploying a zcash insight explorer with a few easy commands Read the full update here: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/january-18-2019-weekly-update-engineering/32537

January 18, 2019 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client and Zcash protocol. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. The team has been evaluating proposals, running simulations and writing specifications for the Blossom network upgrade. The team has also ...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community + Comms): — NU2 Blossom Network Upgrade Goals — Zcashd feature selection process — 2019 Zcash Go-to-Market — Zcash Reference Wallet Light Client Protocol forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/january-11-2019-community-comms/32494

January 11, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; the engineering update from last week is available here. The final NU2 Blossom Network Upgrade Goals were announced by Zooko, outlining the next few versions of the zcashd software leading up to the “Blossom” network upgrade in October of this year. We outlined the process for deciding what features will be implemented and supported in the zcashd software, facilitated by the Network Upgrade Pipeline. From the blog To ring in the ne...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

We are excited to announce that Galaxy Digital has begun OTC trading and two-sided liquidity solutions of Zcash. Galaxy joins other OTC firms in trading Zcash including Circle Trade, Cumberland and Genesis Trading. z.cash/blog/galaxy-digital-begins-otc-trading-of-zcash/

Galaxy Digital Begins OTC Trading of Zcash - Zcash
We are excited to announce that Galaxy Digital, a diversified merchant bank founded by Mike Novogratz, has begun OTC (over-the-counter) …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Announcing our 2019 Go-to-Market strategy! Josh Swihart, VP of Marketing and Business Development, describes how we plan to continue driving adoption, increasing openness and promoting collaboration. z.cash/blog/2019-zcash-go-to-market/

2019 Zcash Go-to-Market - Zcash
This article is the third in a three-part series about Zcash Marketing perspectives and activities. I invite you to look …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Learn more about the Zcash reference wallet light client protocol including how it protects the privacy of users and optimizes performance: z.cash/blog/zcash-reference-wallet-light-client-protocol/

Zcash Reference Wallet Light Client Protocol - Zcash
The light client protocol allows users in low-capacity devices to maintain security assurance about the Zcash network and verify execution of transactions.
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update (Engineering & 2018 reflections): — "Spring cleaning" is underway (ticket triage, PR backlog grooming, etc.) — New "Addresses in Zcash" and "Zcash Integration Guide" pages in documentation — Light client reference wallet coming together forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/december-21-2018-weekly-update-engineering-2018-reflections/32275

December 21, 2018 - Weekly Update (Engineering + 2018 reflections) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly engineering update which happens after the conclusion of each engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent news on community and communications. As the last update of the year, I’m including some end-of-the-year reflections for each team. And heads up that due to the holidays, we’ll be skipping the update next week for another combined engineering-communication update for the first week of January. Zcashd/Consensus Team This team focuses on devel...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

As this year draws to a close, Josh Swihart, VP of Marketing and Business Development, reflects on our strategic priorities, progress and challenges. Watch for the next update in this three-part series just after the first of the year. z.cash/blog/2018-zcash-marketing-year-in-review/

2018 Zcash Marketing: Year in Review - Zcash
This article is the first in a three-part series about Zcash marketing. Stay tuned for a future post about how …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Zcash Weekly Update (Community + Comms): — New Release: 2.0.2 — The Zcash Network Upgrade Pipeline — Sapling Cryptography Validation Resources — Join us for the AMA today at Noon PST! More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/december-14-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/32218

December 14, 2018 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; last week was the “fun week” edition of the engineering update. Sapling Cryptography Validation Resources were posted to the Forum including some background on the Sapling Multi-Party Computation (MPC) process and validating the Sapling MPC protocol. Coinbase announced support for Zcash at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. From the blog The Zcash Network Upgrade Pipeline article focused on the process we’re usi...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Zcash is now available at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. blog.coinbase.com/buy-and-sell-zec-on-coinbase-ccd0bbb642a9

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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

New Release: 2.0.2 - This adds further support for Sapling in the zcashd wallet RPC and mitigates an issue identified by an external auditor. z.cash/blog/new-release-2-0-2/

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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Learn more about the process we’re using to safely ship new protocol upgrades in Zcash. We're calling it "The Zcash Network Upgrade Pipeline." Our next protocol upgrade is dubbed Zcash Blossom, which we plan to activate in October 2019. z.cash/blog/the-zcash-network-upgrade-pipeline/

The Zcash Network Upgrade Pipeline - Zcash
With the successful activation of Sapling, the Zcash Company engineering team is focused on two strategic priorities in 2019: facilitating …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Zcash Weekly Update (Engineering & Community + Comms): — 2.0.2-rc Release is completed and tested — Blossom Network Upgrade goals proposed — Zcash Reference Wallet Design — Zcash has been introduced on Coinbase Pro forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/november-30-2018-weekly-update-engineering-community-comms/32093

November 30, 2018 - Weekly Update (Engineering & Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; we didn’t post an engineering update last week, due to the holiday, so we’re adding those summaries into this week’s update. Next week we’ll have our regularly scheduled Engineering update. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel. The team completed and tested the 2.0.2-rc. They’re finishing up the full 2.0.2 release now so keep...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update (Community & Communications): — Our three strategic priorities — 2019 network upgrade, Blossom — Defense against counterfeiting in shielded pools — Reinforcing the Sapling MPC — Introducing ten new team members To learn more about these topics and other Zcash news: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/november-16-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/31943

November 16, 2018 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update; for the latest news on the engineering front check out last week’s update. Zooko presented at DevCon4 about “Privacy for Everyone,” which shared his perspectives and various developments in zero-knowledge proof systems. A livestream of his presentation is available via this link at 1:41:37; this is a link to the presentation slides. From the blog This week’s feature outlined our three strategic priorities ahead of the release of our...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

New blog feature! Learn more about Zcash’s strategic priorities, outlined by COO, David Campbell. Three Strategic Priorities: z.cash/blog/zcash-strategy-update-november-2018/ Subscribe to the Zcash #blog for updates about our ongoing progress: z.cash/blog/

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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly update - November 9th: Sapling activation is complete! Continuing to work on additional RPC support for Sapling. Getting close to supporting Windows port of Zcash. New information on the upcoming Zcash Reference Wallet. More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/november-9-2018-weekly-update-engineering/31857

November 9, 2018 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. FYI: Sapling activation is complete!! Please update your node to the latest Zcash version. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel . The team is working on the 2.0.2 release, which includes improvements to the z_mergetoaddress RPC and some security imp...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

New videos! This week the Zcash Perspectives series features Jill Carlson, cryptocurrency consultant, on Barriers to Adoption and Disintermediation. z.cash/blog/perspectives-on-barriers-to-adoption-and-disintermediation-from-carlson/

Perspectives on Barriers to Adoption and Disintermediation from Carlson - Zcash
This week’s Perspectives series continues with a two-video set from cryptocurrency consultant Jill Carlson discussing disintermediation and barriers to adoption. …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Update on our team! Zcash Company continues to attract world-class talent to advance its mission of empowering everyone with economic freedom and opportunity. z.cash/blog/zcash-company-continues-to-attract-talent/

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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update - November 2nd: –The Zcash Sapling network upgrade activated at block height 419200; –The Zcash Foundation and Parity to build consensus-compatible Zcash node; –Implementation of shielded HD wallets; –Introducing the Zcash Reference Wallet. forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/november-2-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/31812

November 2, 2018 - Weekly update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. Exciting news this week! The Zcash Sapling network upgrade activated at block height 419200. Sapling introduces new shielded addresses with significantly improved performance: a time reduction of 90% for constructing transactions, and a memory reduction of over 97%. More details are available here. Sapling received lots of great press; here are just a few a...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Exciting news! Zcash Company is building a reference light client wallet - featuring a Sapling shielded address - that can receive and send transactions. We plan to share our progress and all resulting design and code in a series of forthcoming blog posts. Introducing the Zcash Reference Wallet: z.cash/blog/introducing-the-zcash-reference-wallet/

Introducing the Zcash Reference Wallet - Zcash
Our current goal at Zcash Company is to increase the adoption and use of shielded addresses. This work is aimed …
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update - October 26th: We've been focused on last minute tasks for this weekend's Sapling activation: - updating docs - prepping safemode alert for non-Sapling nodes - making sure ecosystem services are ready to go Full steam ahead for Sapling! More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/october-26-2018-weekly-update-engineering/31706

October 26, 2018 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. FYI: Sapling is activating in 2 days!!! The Foundation is organizing a livestream hangout: Sapling activation livestream info! Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel . The team released 2.0.1 last week. This week focused on getting the safemode alert ...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

As we approach Zcash’s second birthday, it seems fitting to take a look back. And who better to do it than one of the currency’s founding scientists, Eran Tromer, Professor of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and research scientist at Columbia University. Perspectives on Zcash Origins: z.cash/blog/perspectives-on-zcash-origins-from-tromer/

Perspectives on Zcash Origins from Tromer - Zcash
As we approach Zcash’s second birthday, it’s fitting to look back at the origins of this little experiment. And who …
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

Weekly Update: October 19th - This week 2.0.1 was released! - Sapling activation in 1 week - New blog post about Sapling Transaction Anatomy The full update is now available: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/october-19-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/31625

October 19, 2018 - Weekly update (Community + Comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: This week 2.0.1 was released! It is the first Sapling RPC supported version of the Zcash node software. We recommend everyone update their zcashd clients to 2.0.1. More information about the release is available in this recent announcement. Also, we’re just over 1 week away from the Sapling activation! If you run a full node (whether zcashd or WinZEC)...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

The Perspectives series continues with a discussion about Driving Adoption and Emerging Markets from Jill Carlson, Cryptocurrency Consultant. z.cash/blog/perspectives-on-wall-street-and-emerging-markets-from-carlson/

Perspectives on Driving Adoption and Emerging Markets from Carlson - Zcash
This week’s Perspectives series continues with a two-video set about Driving Adoption and Emerging Markets from Jill Carlson, Cryptocurrency Consultant. …
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update - Oct 12th: - 2.0.1-rc is out the door and we're wrapping up testing for that for the full 2.0.1 release - Updated privacy metrics (beta site) - Now offering premium support plans for Zcash ecosystem services - Hiring an IT Operations Engineer More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/october-12-2018-weekly-update-engineering/31561

October 12, 2018 - Weekly update (Engineering) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This week concludes a 2-week engineering sprint. You can check out last week’s update for recent updates on community and communications. Zcashd Team This team focuses on development of the zcashd client. Follow along with team discussions in the Community Chat #zcashd-team channel . The team released 2.0.1-rc1 (release candidate) and have been testing and preparing for the full release of 2.0.1 which enables wallet and RPC support for Sapling transactions. Look out for the 2.0.1 release an...
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Paige Peterson, User Education & Community Team Lead

Weekly update - Oct 5th: - Announced the new and improved Zcash brand and website - Look out for 2.0.1 release announcement next week - Catch Zcashers at SF Blockchain week and Scaling Bitcoin 2018 next week More in the full update: forum.zcashcommunity.com/t/october-5-2018-weekly-update-community-comms/31505

October 5, 2018 - Weekly update (Community + comms) - weekly updates - Zcash Community Forum
This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update. FYI: that the 2.0.1 release candidate (rc) and subsequent full release have slipped considerably. This is due to extra review needed for Sapling support in the wallet and a surprise surge and dropping of hashrate on testnet (#3552) requiring a fix so the rc can be tested properly before the full release. Keep an eye out for the 2.0.1 release announcement blo...
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Elise Hamdon, Communications Manager

This week our Perspectives series presents a three-video set on regulation featuring Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center and member of the Zcash Foundation. Topics explore policy, the NYDFS, law enforcement and more. z.cash/blog/perspectives-on-regulation-from-van-valkenburgh/

Perspectives on Regulation from Van Valkenburgh - Zcash
We’re changing things up this week and presenting a three-video set featuring Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin …
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