February 22, 2019 - Weekly Update (Community + Comms)

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 Zcash ecosystem, a diverse effort from a variety of organizations and individuals is essential. While the Electric Coin Company was the catalyst needed for cultivating Zcash out of its roots as academic research into a real-world, global cryptocurrency, dependence on this single organization could not suffice long-term. Learn more about the growing role of the Zcash Foundation.

Zcash is now featured on Coinbase Earn, a platform that pays people in cryptocurrency to watch videos and complete tasks. Check out the Coinbase Earn ZEC Page here. The Company allocated 15,518 ZEC for this initiative aimed at educating millions of people globally about Zcash. 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.


Linda Naeun Lee, Zcash Product Manager, participated in a poster session this week at Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2019, captured in a photo by an attendee.

Mark your calendar! Zcon1 will take place June 22–24 in Split, Croatia. Applications are open!


Zooko was a panelist at two ETH Denver sessions last weekend, including this one about Digital Ethics.


Thanks! I want more such threads! really informative

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Every two weeks we get these updates :slight_smile:

Solid decision.

Enjoyed watching this.

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Split, Croatia

I hope this city wasn’t chosen for it’s name. /j

Actually, I’m curious how the location of Zcons are chosen and why Split was chosen in particular.

Thanks for the updates!

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A complex combination of minimizing Visa requirements and diverse locations to include as many folks that want to attend as possible and of course comfortable climate. :slight_smile: