This week saw the release of 1.0.8, so update your nodes if you haven’t yet! The release includes support not mentioned in previous updates: Tor ephemeral hidden services (PR 2177) which makes it easier for users to run nodes over Tor.
We also released in our blog Explaining SNARKs Part III: The Knowledge of Coefficient Test and Assumption and announced BIP199 for Hashed Timelock Contracts. HTLC is an important step towards an implementation of XCAT with Zcash and Bitcoin.
We also have plans for reworking some of the website including the new Privacy & Security Recommendations page after receiving some great feedback and improved funneling for new users looking to get started with Zcash.
We’re also making some final touches on a new section of the website dedicated to a high-level overview of zk-SNARKs.
Finally, don’t forget that we’re doing our second Show & Tell featuring zmsg later today at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST/ 10pm UTC!
edit: removed "officially supported" in reference to JS library. Perhaps this will be just initially built by Zcash team and maintained by others! Needs more deliberation wrt engineer resources.