Congrats on the Bitcoin.com listing and i’ve heard lovely things from everyone at ECC who worked with you all.
What do you mean by swappying? If you mean swap ZEC for Eth/other assets via RenZEC in a decentralized/permissionless way , awesome yes we need that. This would solve a number of things, especially if you made the swap transparently convert to shielded zec. Which in fact I think should be a requirement that it supports and be the default.
If you literally want to swap zec for renZEC’s ERC20 tokenized/wrapped zec, I’m not sure what this would be used for besides swapping zec for eth/USDT/dai,etc. Which again, would be awesome and we should totally do .
My (likely flawed) understanding of REN is its a platform that can issue wrapped tokens where the underlying asset (zec,btc, etc) is held by some threshold sig who’s key shares are held by some ( i assume staked/slashed) participants. They issue a ERC20 wrapped version of the asset backed 1 to 1 by their reserves of the native asset. They will let you unwrap your ERC20 zec and give you actual native zec.
The reason to focus on swapping assets into shielded via Ren is that it gives users access to the actual thing that gives zcash utility: its privacy. If you are holding wrappedZEC or transparent zec, all you get is yet another coin. Sure, it might go up, or down, or some places might accept it, but it seems to me there’s little it has going for it over say litecoin. On the other hand, if you let people get privacy via swapping their Eth/ERC20s into private transactions, there’s a unique utility proposition there. This there should be a major market for.