GGuy for ZCG (June 2024)

Hello Zcash Community,

:wave: I am excited to nominate myself for a second term on the Zcash Community Grants Committee (ZCG). Over the past term, I have worked diligently to steer ZCG in a direction that balances prudence with impactful funding decisions. Leveraging my skills in software engineering and my experience on other committees, I have contributed to sound decision-making and helped advance our mission. I believe that ZCG’s role is paramount to the success of Zcash, and I am committed to continuing this crucial work.

During my tenure, we have been conservative in our approvals but focused on funding projects that will contribute significantly to Zcash’s success. Below is a list of approvals since I’ve been on the committee:

Grant Name Grantee Name Total Cost Paid So Far (USD)
:video_game: Crypto Lounge Experience and The Hunting of The Snark Inversed Tech 3821 3821
:hammer_and_wrench: YWallet Maintenance and Minor Improvements Hanh 150000 112500
:woman_technologist: Zcash Wallet Community Developer Pacu 70778 70778
:books: Zcash UniFFI Library addenda Eiger 144000 144000
:chart_with_upwards_trend: Zcash User Research & Engagement (ZURE), Phase 1 Tatyana 35000 35000
:shield: Official Shielded Support for Zcash in Ledger HW Wallet Zondax 101800 0
:globe_with_meridians: ZecHub, An open source education hub for Zcash ZecHub 44980 37764
:brazil: Zcash Global <> Zcash Brazil Zcash Brazil 16800 16800
:jigsaw: ZGo Support 2024 Vergara Technologies 16100 8050
:man_technologist: Zcash Wallet Community Developer 2024 Pacu 45200 45200
:man_detective: The Nym mixnet for Network Privacy for Zcash Nym Technologies 150000 0
:lock: Zenith Full Node Wallet Vergara Technologies 124800 31200
:bar_chart: Proof of Balance Hanh 40000 0
:technologist: ZCash SDK Feasibility Study [JS/TS] ChainSafe 35000 35000
:arrows_counterclockwise: Transparent & Shielded DEX with Maya Protocol Hanh 110000 20000
:brazil: Zcash Global <> Zcash Brazil Q2 2024 Zcash Brazil 16800 5600
:woman_technologist: Zcash Wallet Community Developer 2024 Q2 Pacu 45000 0
:globe_with_meridians: Zcash Lightwalletd Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Emersonian & Zancas 45000 11250

:dart: I look forward to helping ZCG continue to deliver value through the grants program, both before and after the adjustments to the dev fund in November. As I see myself as a representative of the community, I would like to ask all of you what ZCG should prioritize funding in 2024/2025.

:loudspeaker: Your feedback is invaluable, and I look forward to your participation in shaping the future of Zcash!

Thanks,
GGuy


  1. Should ZCG prioritize the ongoing funding of QEDIT?
  • :white_check_mark: Yes
  • :x: No
  • :thinking: Unsure
0 voters
  1. Should ZCG prioritize more cross-chain integrations?
  • :white_check_mark: Yes
  • :x: No
  • :thinking: Unsure
0 voters
  1. Should ZCG prioritize programmability?
  • :white_check_mark: Yes
  • :x: No
  • :thinking: Unsure
0 voters
  1. Should ZCG prioritize more governance features such as coin-weighted voting and/or DAO features?
  • :white_check_mark: Yes
  • :x: No
  • :thinking: Unsure
0 voters
  1. Is there something else you’d like to see ZCG prioritize funding that’s not listed above?
  • :white_check_mark: Yes
  • :x: No
  • :thinking: Unsure
0 voters
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1.Wallet usability 2.Network scalability/fee

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Community and educational projects, which are what will drive the use of Zcash in people’s day to day lives.

I didn’t see any on your list, other than ZecHub…

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Because ZCG is the only organization that can legally fund traditional advertising afaik, I think that should be prioritized.

Taking this great Zashi video from the ECC, as example. Not even 400 views, in 2 months… that is downright pathetic.

It would make a lot of sense for some 3rd party to be paying for more views/ clicks to core Zcash products like Zashi.

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