The Electric Coin Co. (ECC) is donating the Zcash trademark to the Zcash Foundation, an independent nonprofit that focuses on financial privacy, Zcash development and community engagement. The contract was signed and executed Wednesday, Nov. 6. ECC created and launched the Zcash digital currency in 2016 — three years ago last week — and has continued to support the project through research and development, engineering, awareness and education, third-party adoption, and regulatory relations. ECC will continue this work, but it hands over the responsibility for trademark registration and protection — which, since 2016 has required over 500 hours and more than a quarter of a million dollars — to the foundation. The move is the culmination of months of negotiations, and it helps advance two of ECC’s primary objectives: to further decentralization and to honor and protect the community’s voice with regard to the future of Zcash. The full story is on the ECC blog — electriccoin.co/blog/electric-coin-co-donates-zcash-trademark-to-zcash-foundation/ — which also includes a link to the full agreement.