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This ZIP describes the Zcash variant of the Stratum protocol, used by miners to
communicate with mining pool servers.
This document follows the common conventions defined for ZIPs in [ZIP-1]_.
.. [ZIP-1] https://github.com/zcash/zips/blob/master/zips/0001.rst
Many existing cryptocurrency miners and pools use the original Stratum protocol
[Slushpool-Stratum]_ [Bitcointalk-Stratum]_ for communication, in situations
where the miner does not require any control over what they mine (for example, a
miner connected to a local [P2Pool]_ node). However, the protocol is very
specific to Bitcoin, in that it makes assumptions about the block header format,
and the available nonce space [Bitcoin-Block]_. Zcash has made changes that