it’s a long time I’m interested in ZCash and I still mine them with my limited resources (even though it’s going to be not profitable for me very soon). I really wish that the ZEC project could have a great future, as I think that it’s a great technology.
However, as we know, lately price is declining and not all news (if any!) are good.
Recently I saw a lot of debates on the future of this project, but together with these debates I also saw less and less news about improvements of the client itself or about the ecosystem.
What I’d like to see before the CURRENT funding expires is the support for z-addresses in the major HW wallets: I think this is a critical topic for widespread adoption.
If we consider an advanced user, which holds a non-trivial amount of ZECs, we should assume that he/she wants to keep their funds safe, so that a hw wallet is probably the easiest/most common solution to adopt.
However, as of today, I do not know of any hw wallet that supports z-addresses, so that in order to have the funds safe on a hw wallet, t-addresses must be used.
This, IMO, downgrades the great technology of ZCash to the older Bitcoin technology, with no privacy features. OK, you could keep the great part of the funds on a t-address and then send them to a sw wallet, etc.etc. but it’s cumbersome and time-consuming, and not going to be used by many people.
I already asked several months ago on the forum, then I tried make some pressure to have z-addresses implemented on the Ledger HW wallet (which I own, but any other wallet would do, and I’d probably buy it just for that purpose), but to no avail.
Now I really think that z-addresses should be implemented ASAP, and for sure before the current funding scheme expires. This would be great news for the community and probably it would be good news after such a long time with no positive news about ZEC.
Just my 2 ZEC-cents