The grant proposal was funded for the full amount of $2,500. I started working on the project this week. In this thread, I will post updates at the end of each month. Here is the update for January:
January 2019 Update
The goal of this Zcash Posters project is to create a series of posters that educate the public about the importance of financial privacy and promote Zcash as an important tool for achieving financial privacy in the future. 100% of the $2,500 grant will go to commissioning artists to design the posters, and all the posters will be available to download for free.
An inspiration for this project are all the great World War II home front posters developed in many different countries during that war.
Work on this project started this week. I have contacted three artists, and I plan on contacting several more within the next few days.
The target audience of these posters is not cybercoin aficionados. Rather, I am trying to target the general public. Someone seeing one of these posters hanging in a restaurant, dorm room, or bus stop should be motivated to learn more about Zcash; that is the goal.
To conclude this update, below is an excerpt of an email that I sent to one of the artists. The excerpt will give you a better sense of what I’m trying to accomplish with this project.
I’ve been thinking about those great WWII posters that encourage citizens to keep quiet:
Seymour R. Goff, “Loose LIPS might Sink Ships” (1941)
Glenn Grohe, “HE’S WATCHING YOU” (1942)
Frederick Siebel, “SOMEONE TALKED!” (1942)
Credit cards don’t respect our financial privacy. Our credit card purchases are used by marketers to target us. The original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, respects financial privacy more than credit cards, but because all Bitcoin transactions are publicly available for anyone to see, Bitcoin still puts our financial privacy at risk. Payment systems like credit cards and Bitcoin are “talkative” about our finances.
Zcash, on the other hand, is more like paper cash: it is “quiet”.