I’ve been wanting to do an AMA for a while and now seems like a really good time, so we’ve scheduled a Community Call for this Thursday (25th May) at 20:00 UTC, during which I will answer questions from the Zcash community.
Post your questions here, upvote the questions that others have posted by ing them, and I will answer the most 'd questions for at least an hour on Thursday.
You can watch live on Zoom (join using this link at the appropriate time) and we will also upload the recording to Youtube.
I’m genuinely looking forward to this!
Why haven’t you released publicly Zf’s IRS fillings yet? And what are your and your staff’s salaries at Zf?
Would you support defunding your own organization if it was warranted?
How did you hold such a position of power at ZF for so many years without understanding that the Zcash full node count was only about 150-170? That recent Arborist Call which functioned as an intervention for you and a few others on the ZF was quite humiliating.
This is particularly damning because the major ZF focus has been software related to Zcash full node deploys and sustenance.
Would you support ZCG becoming technically and financially independent from ZF if it was warranted?
With experience, what do you think of the Zcash trademark today?
Have ZF ever used devfund money directly or indirectly to promote a certain political group, or to be the voice of political activists ?
In terms of expanding support and fostering development, does the Zcash Foundation envision actively collaborating with organizations based in Asia, or do you believe it would be more beneficial for the Foundation to independently establish a presence in the region?
How will the foundation create an action plan to grow the usage of zebra nodes?
As the release of Zebra approaches, it’s an exciting time for the Zcash ecosystem. Could you please provide some insights into the roadmap for Zebra’s development? Additionally, considering the significance of the upcoming NU6 engineering efforts, and acknowledging that the previous NUs was predominantly led by the ECC, do you envision the Zcash Foundation taking a more prominent role in leading these NU6 efforts? This would allow the ECC to focus on other important initiatives, such as the development of their official wallet and the transition to Proof of Stake (PoS). I trust both the Foundation and the ECC, and I believe this division of responsibilities, including ZSA by QEDIT and ZSF by Shielded Labs, would be beneficial for the overall progress of the ecosystem.
Is there a formal or informal plan to transition all future node development to rust?
Is there any current or planned work for Zcash programmability happening within ZF? Can I suggest Pay-to-verification-key payments · Issue #2425 · zcash/zcash · GitHub as a start?
Can you provide any details of efforts from ZF to engage vendors and/or trade groups to promote the use of Zcash?
Using open source tools like Matrix for our chats and discussions, federated social platforms like Mastodon, Calckey, Pixelfed, PeerTube can provide the functionality while keeping the control of our data within the community.
Is there a link to the recording?