September 21, 2018 - Weekly update (Community & Communication)

This is our fortnightly community and communications update, for the latest update on the engineering front, check out last week’s update.

FYI: that the 2.0.1 release scheduled for this Monday (September 24) is definitely going to slip to later in the week or possibly next week. We’ll have more details of what’s included in the release in the release announcement blog and are working to get a release candidate out today but that might be delayed until Monday. You can follow along with zcashd development process in the community chat #zcashd-team channel.

From the blog…

More videos from the Perspectives series are being released each week with the newest set on Privacy and Regulation published yesterday. You can look through the set of all of the Perspective series announcement blogs or just watch the full playlist on YouTube.

We also published about the Sapling turnstile migration if you missed it. This process essentially allows for an audit of the existing shielded Zcash monetary supply as balances move into new Sapling addresses.

We have more plans for Sapling related educational blogs coming up. We’re particularly excited about shielded HD wallets (shielded addresses created deterministically and backed up by a master seed) and diversified addresses (a set of shielded addresses that can be viewed by a single view key and spent by a single spend key). So keep an eye out on the blog for those explainers and further updates to the documentation.


We’ve got two really great meetups coming up:

Next week there is the first Denver Zcash Meetup that a fair amount of Zcash Company employees will attend. Join us if you’re local or are in the area!

The week following is the second Boston Zcash Users Group meetup! Join if you’re local or are in the area! 🌆 Boston Zcash Meetup – Oct 2nd – Sapling!

Follow along with other Zcash meetups or start your own using this great meetup guide put together by the Foundation!


We have an exciting brand update coming next week. Stay tuned!

That’s all for this week!


I’m really appreciating a lot these series. Great format and wonderful content!

Hoping nothing drastic :open_mouth:

Thanks for always keeping us up to date!