Electric Coin Company Q2 2019 Financial Report

https://z.cash/blog/electric-coin-company-q2-2019-transparency-report/

Key takeaways

  • The Electric Coin Company is funded (assuming current price of ZEC) through October 2020.
  • The Electric Coin Company and its employees have been receiving approximately 4.2% of the total mining rewards.
  • At the current price of approximately $60 per ZEC, the company and its employees have been receiving approximately $550k per month.
  • The company’s operating cost in the second half of 2018 averaged $700k per month. An additional $180k a month was used for employee compensation during the period. As such, the company has been running at a significant deficit.
  • The Zcash received from the Electric Coin Company’s share of mining rewards was used to fund R&D, engineering, global adoption efforts, audits, trademark protections and regulatory relations. The specifics are included in the Expenses and Use of Funds section of the disclosure.
  • The company currently holds approximately $5M worth of USD and Zcash.
  • Founders Reward participants recently agreed to a dilution, effective June 2019, to ensure the financial sustainability of the Electric Coin Company.
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Hello.
Are there people in the company who are engaged in marketing?
Can you find out what they did to promote the coin?
After reading the report, I understand that the funds are being spent and there is no result, if it continues like this, you need to adjust the price from 60 to 30, while the costs in the company will remain at the same level of $ 700,000, which is not fair for investors (buyers zcash) /
Where are the test projects for the mass user, where the support for the main areas needed for mass adoption, where the ideas and the movement in advertising, there is nothing, and on the simple network (updated once a year) the negative trend will only increase. Marketing!!!

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$700k per month. Damn, seems to me you need to outsource the programming to countries with cheaper labor force :slight_smile:

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https://z.cash/support/faq/#investors-and-funding
https://z.cash/investors/
The marketing you’re used to is garbage, this is why it seems lacking here (i apologize if thats a little rude)
https://z.cash/blog/2018-zcash-marketing-year-in-review/

Your typical US corporate transparency pasteover. Makes it sound like the company cannot make ends meet and the founders heroically ‘agreed to dilution’.
At 4.2% of mining rewards, only 21% of the take is dedicated to the core product development. Still that’s $6.6M / year, which even at Silicon Valley prices pays for 20+ technical employees “fully burdened”, and one does get superb people with such fun work and juicy ‘vesting’.
Of course the “Founders and Vested Employees” are additionally getting 3X that much (12.8%), so worry not about their Lambo payments. The PDF names Zooko, but who else is getting a cut of this cool $20M / year, and how are the VCs getting compensated?
The Foundation is slated for $4.7M / year, has promised $500K in grants and Josh and blogging elves cost $400K max “fully burdened”. $3.8M anyone?
Quit crying up a river and spend the loot in ways that benefit the network and grows the tech.
Digger

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Being a privately traded company they are in no way legally required to submit any form of earnings report at all, this was done for the benefit of transparency (because people rock!)

Maybe garbage. But there is an impact on the price, and the higher the price is more money for development and better marketing, no?

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I don’t think marketing will ever improve. They need to hire outside marketing consultants.

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Maybe but it isn’t in the company’s interest to boost their own profits from a (fleeting) development tax, markets are too manipulated to really determine any kind of real price correlation

They have no other income, income from an asset (zсash) is all that they can calculate now, and they sell at the current price as you can see, they are profitable to change the trend, any PR should arrange at such a moment.
I just hope that there is something hidden, otherwise the other altcoins will dominate, and I hoped that such a command as it is with this coin cannot lose.

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Just to clarify, the Electric Coin Company is the company that launched and are the main stewards of the Zcash cryptocurrency. Formally known as the Zcash Company. https://z.cash/blog/goodbye-zcash-company-hello-electric-coin-company/

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The Electric Coin Company’s non-development / R&D efforts are focused on adoption, education, regulatory engagement and communications. We build and support the software. There are no efforts or objectives related to price.

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I think marketing is premature and focus should be on research and development in regards to both the technology and the business. But, they do say everything is marketing …

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From the price depends on how much money the company will have for development, in addition the company does not fulfill its main purpose: “R&D efforts are focused on adoption, education, regulatory engagement and communications. We build and support the software.”
Where is all this?
At the moment, only the complexity of mining is growing, and everything else is shrinking (active addresses, volumes, supporters), the number of exchanges is increasing, but the coin and the team had a goal not to speculate and internet cash.
I do not say that you need to deal only with advertising, I say that the assigned tasks would be carried out, advertising and interest in the coin should increase.

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