The Global Ambassador Program

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Sorry for the late reply.
Thank you for your response, I was aware that there’s no open positions.

Nevertheless, I wanted to manifest myself just to say that I am here and I’m happy to help.

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Hi everyone :wave:

ZCG is happy to welcome @tim_ukrainian to the Global Ambassador Program under a 3-month trial period beginning March 1st. Tim has been a Zcash supporter for a while, primarily active in Telegram. He is French Polynesian native from Ukraine and fluent in French. He will be focused on spreading the word about Zcash in the French language and growing that community.

Welcome Tim!


Hi and Welcome @tim_ukrainian! :wave:

Good to have you on board! Count on me to help you with whatever you need.



Thank you friend,

I’m glad to be a part of the team.
Happy to help you too with whatever I can!

See you :slight_smile:


Global Ambassador Program - Year One Retrospective

One year ago, we launched the Global Ambassador Program (GAP) as an experimental program designed to identify high-quality community members and empower them to lead activities to help grow the Zcash community and drive user adoption. The grant committee discussed their perspective of the GAP at the end of 2022. We have identified impacts, challenges, and lessons learned of the program. This post is intended to communicate these findings and serve as a retrospective for the first year of operating the program.

Program Impact

Building a strong and sustainable community is seen as a key goal of the Global Ambassador Program. A strong community can provide support and resources for the Zcash Community, increase awareness and adoption of Zcash, and help foster a culture of collaboration and growth. A sustainable community is one that is able to persist and continue to grow over time, even as individual members come and go.

The Global Ambassador Program helps grow and engage a grassroots global community of Zcash users and advocates. It has encouraged local meetups at small venues and conferences enabling ambassadors to engage with their local communities. It also provides a sense of belonging and connection among community members through shared experiences and events. It enables Zcash curious individuals to experience and learn about Zcash via community engagement activities such as z2z onboarding, virtual meetups, and local language translations.

Program Highlights

Early on, @yoditar agreed to become the head ambassador of the program. Yoditar has been an important partner in the success of the program. Yoditar assists the committee with administrative tasks and provides valuable feedback on ambassador efforts that, combined with the monthly ambassador Proof of Work submissions, enable the committee to evaluate ambassador performance. Yoditar excels at community building and generating new ideas for the other ambassadors. We are very grateful for Yoditar’s leadership in the program!

Another highlight that cannot be overlooked is the explosive initiative of the Zcash Brazil team, led by @Michae2xl. This team hit the ground running by leveraging additional funding options to create promotional Zcash merchandise to be given away at multiple conferences in Brazil. Their efforts garnered so much interest that they applied for and received independent ZCG funding to support their team and are now hosting the first regional Zcon event, Zcon Voices, in Brazil this March. This event will host a variety of speakers from the Zcash community and ecosystem and will be delivered entirely in Portuguese.

Below are some additional ambassador highlights from the first year of the program:

  • @AidenZ grew the Korean community on KaKaoTalk, created the Zcash Korean Community Blog, and translated a number of articles and other information into Korean to share with the community.
  • @artkor produced Russian-language dubs of the Zcash Media documentaries, Arborist calls, ZecHub podcast episodes, and a number of other videos on YouTube. He also maintained an active presence on Twitter and continued to build out
  • @_eric organized physical meetups in Charlotte, NC, maintained the paywithzcash website, created the zecmap merchant locator, and produced videos using the SPEDN app by Flexa to pay for things with Zcash.
  • @lisa001 (aka Chidi) managed the ZcashNigeria Twitter account, hosted local in-person meetups, and helped grow Zcash adoption in Nigeria. ZcashNigeria also sponsored a local football team with a Zcash jersey that states “Privacy is Normal.”
  • @madisonedge hosted regular in-person meetups at Edge Wallet’s headquarters in San Diego. The Zcash Media team attended one meetup and showed their two documentaries.
  • @readaboutme1991 used the SPEDN app by Flexa to pay for a countless number of things with Zcash, produced videos to document his purchases with ZEC, hosted in-person meetups, and tried to convince a number of businesses to accept Zcash for payment. The Ampera Foundation gave him a shout out in a recent blog post for his efforts to use and promote the Flexa app.
  • @zoz organized z2z onboarding events for the Arabic community and maintained the active ZECArabic Twitter account.

Measuring Impact and Evaluating Performance

The process for evaluating ambassador performance is challenging due to the creative freedom we enable the ambassadors with. The broad range of ambassador skill sets and activities translates into a spectrum of work to evaluate. We could further define the goals, expectations, and Proof of Work deliverables or custom tailor these to individual ambassadors. However, we may do so at the expense of creative flexibility. Another idea could be to adjust the stipend in different ways that incentivize ambassador performance based on priority weighted PoW deliverables.

Regardless, ambassadors need to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them and how their contributions will be evaluated. They also need to receive more periodic feedback from the committee and head ambassador on their performance in order to encourage or discourage different activities. There are a variety of impactful ambassador activities that we would like to see more of, and there are also areas of improvement:

Ongoing Impactful Activities:

  • Shielded onboarding events - These events provide a more impactful onboarding experience for new Zcash users, particularly given the recent deployment of Unified Addresses and the ongoing rollout of improved wallet experiences. These events offer an excellent opportunity not only to introduce users to shielded ZEC transactions but also to gather valuable feedback for wallet developers. With the ability to receive shielded ZEC and view transactions in a block explorer, new Zcashers can gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of the privacy features that Zcash provides.
  • Local conference attendance and networking opportunities - We encourage ambassadors to attend local conferences and take advantage of networking opportunities to promote the Zcash ecosystem. To support these efforts, we have an open offer to provide additional funding to ambassadors, upon request, to create promotional materials that can be distributed at these events. However, to date, only Michael2xl has taken advantage of this opportunity.
  • Internal and external collaboration - Collaborating with Zcash grant recipients such as Free2Z and other crypto projects is essential for the success and growth of the Zcash ecosystem. Such collaborations create opportunities for shared resources, cross-promotion, and increased visibility for the Zcash network. Ambassadors can play a critical role in identifying and nurturing these relationships.
  • Timeless activities - Building websites, writing blogs, translating Zcash educational materials and media into local languages, and contributing to ecosystem initiatives such as ZecHub and the Zcash Foundation Audio Visual Club help create a sustainable ecosystem.

Areas of Improvement:

  • The committee may explore implementing term limits for ambassadors to encourage fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.
  • Consistently maintaining a social media presence is crucial, but using astroturfing as the only method for Proof of Work is not recommended because it may have limited impact and growth.
  • Giving unclear Proof of Work for offline events where Zcash is not a prominent topic is not advisable.
  • To boost attendance and involve speakers who cannot attend in person, small-scale physical gatherings can incorporate a virtual component.
  • It would be fantastic to see a hackathon initiative arise from the GAP.

Conclusion and Next Steps

In conclusion, we believe that the Global Ambassador Program has been a success in its first year, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the ambassadors. We are excited about the program’s future and its potential for growth and improvement, especially as we explore new ways to incentivize and support ambassador activities. As we continue to evolve the program, we want to hear from the community: What have you liked so far? What would you like to see in the future? And how do you think the program could be improved? We value your feedback here or via DM @ZcashGrants and look forward to working together to build a strong, sustainable Zcash community.

Zcash Community Grants Committee


Hi Zcash Community Grants Committee, Ambassadors and Zcash community!

It has been a first year full of experiences, learning, and challenges that have allowed us to help build the Zcash community in different locations around the world.

I am grateful for the opportunity that ZCG, ZF and the Zcash community has given us to be part of building the global Zcash community, bringing the word of financial privacy to different places and in our language.

I agree with ZCG’s evaluation and like any project, we need to keep improving, look for new strategies and keep helping more people adopt the use of Zcash.

I will take your suggestions into account and invite the community to share their impressions about our work as Zcash Ambassadors. Any constructive suggestions that will help us improve our work and meet the community’s expectations are welcome.

Thanks to Zcash Community Grants, Zcash Foundation and the Zcash community for your support and the opportunity to be part of the GAP!

Best regards,


@wobbzz thank you for the detailed summary and all the comments, as well as for such a high assessment of the work of the program, @yoditar thank you for your support. I have gained a lot of experience in the course of my activities, and I have something to strive for.


Hello ZCG, ZF, and the Zcash community!

Great summary! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this team and for all of the support and guidance you have provided along the way. I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the past year and I want to assure you that we are committed to continuing our growth and helping others.

I am excited to see what the future holds and look forward to continuing to grow and contribute to our shared goals.

Zcash Brazil said thanks!


I’m curious to hear what services the community would like to see more of from the ambassadors. Have you been to an ambassador meetup? Have you used translated materials? Have you learned about how different cultures around the world view privacy? Have you paid with Zcash at a merchant promoted by an ambassador? What have you found useful, and what additional services would you like ambassadors to provide?


Great job! Great team! Congratulations to all! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


great summary, we will work harder to Bring in more value , has been a great experience so far


Hi there! I’ve been passionate about cryptocurrencies since 2015 and manage one of the largest Italian Blockchain groups on Facebook. Although I’ve known about Zcash since its beginnings, I’ve only recently become interested in the project. I’ve started studying its technology and exploring its ecosystem, and I was particularly impressed with it. In fact, I created a small website ( to help people explore the ecosystem more easily.

Based on my own analysis, Zcash is practically non-existent in the Italian crypto information space. In fact, the Italian crypto community updates itself about cryptocurrencies ~80% on YouTube, followed by Facebook and Twitter. Doing a search on YouTube with the keyword “Zcash”, we notice that we can’t find any italian video concerning the technology or the Zcash ecosystem.

I believe that Zcash could benefit greatly by promoting in Italy. My goal is to use the compensation provided by ZFND in three main ways:

  • Pay influencers in the crypto space to reach more people.
  • Create and manage an Italian community.
  • Translate and publish existing material in Italian and collaborate with other Zcash communities such as ZecHub.

My focus, as you may have already guessed, will be mainly on the first point. I intend to provide influencers with the means to understand and explain Zcash technology, which is currently perceived as one step below that of Monero due to lack of information. To enter the Italian market, my plan is to pay some smaller YouTubers to constantly make videos about the technology and ecosystem of Zcash. Once there are enough videos explaining what Zcash is, I intend to target YouTubers with a large Italian crypto audience, particularly those who create content focused on crypto trading. This approach will help Zcash to reach a wider audience and increase the Italian community.


Awesome :hot_pepper: :zebra:


Hi there,

I emailed the above email address back in November with an initial outline of a proposal for a zcash meet up/music and craft beer festival in south west France, but have not had any response.

I would really love to do something to help drive zcash adoption here in Occitanie.

Anyway please do let me know if you received my outline proposal.


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Hi there :blush:,

I am interested in hosting a monthly ZCash meet up at a property I own in South West France.

I have been fascinated by and learning about crypto since 2013 when I bought my first Bitcoins. I learnt the hard way about the need for self custody with MTGox and other CEX based losses in those early days and these experiences also got me thinking about the importance of financial privacy. By January 2018 I had become a keen proponent of ZCash and began regularly trading Bitcoin and ZCash.

In 2021 I started a zcash focussed youtube channel following the zcash and bitcoin markets as a fun activity to do alongside my own trading.

ZecZecZec - YouTube

Meanwhile I have also relocated to Occitanie in SW France and own a property which would make a wonderful venue to host ZCash monthly meet ups with the ultimate aim of becoming a physical hub for ZCashers to get together to drive adoption and awareness of the unique and powerful technology that this protocol represents for the world.

My proposal would operate in two stages, with one leading into the next:

Stage 1
Zcash Meet Up:

I would like to propose a ZCash monthly or (demand dependent) bi monthly meet up where I would host a craft beer and music festival with a focus on promoting ZCash to the local community as well as being a ZCash friendly hub for confirmed ZCashers to get together and form a support community here in France in order to help drive adoption and development of layer 2 social and commerce solutions to be built on top of zcash or using zcash as a base currency / payments system.

Stage 2
ZCash Learner Dev Hub:

I am a teacher by profession.
However I have recently also begun learning to code, with a view to being able to ultimately build programs that interact with the zcash blockchain and create apps which allow payment in zcash. My experience of being a coding self learner with the above crypto centric goals made me realise how amazing it would be if there was a physical place, a club or a venue, where I could spend time with other self learners and more experienced programmers of all skill levels, where a shared interest in crypto and zcash specifically, would help learners to structure their learning in more targeted ways that enable them to more rapidly learn the key skills required in order to become competent at programming in a zcash layer 2 centric manner.

I’m not talking about a coding boot camp- the financial cost and intense time commitment for physical courses is prohibitive for many people who are otherwise employed and learning in spare time. But equally, the alternative online self learning method has the major drawback of leaving many people floundering when often a few minutes of 1 to 1 help or discussion with even just a slightly more advanced peer would be enormously helpful.

So the second part of my proposal would be to use my venue as a staycation location for would be zcash blockchain layer 2 devs to book a room, head out of the city for a working mini break where they would be in a zcash and crypto friendly environment, with other learner devs and more experienced industry professionals. In time this could be developed to include talks and lectures that would further facilitate programmers migration towards zcash and crypto in general.

Ultimately the goal here is to create a physical centre with accommodation and providing a relaxing and pleasant environment that makes it easy for learner devs to hang out with like minded people, share ideas and develop the zcash ecosystem together.

I hope this gives you some idea of my plans and I would be very happy to DM you with further details, photos of our location and venue or anything else you might be interested to know about the proposal or my own background and experience.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.



Hi and welcome @Olek!

It’s good to hear about your enthusiasm to join the Zcash community and support its adoption in the Italian community.

Do you know the Italian Zcash Inside community?

They have a community on Telegram and a Twitter account.

Any effort to help in the adoption of financial privacy with Zcash is welcome.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Global Ambassador Program.


Hi @ZecMec!

Nice to read your message and your interest in promoting Zcash in France.

I think your proposal is more focused on asking for a grant from the ZCG.

My suggestion is that you visit the ZCG website to find out what kind of grants are being funded, and in case you meet the requirements, submit your grant proposal.

More information:

Thank you for being part of the Zcash community!


Je serai ravi d’échanger avec toi sur notre serveur Discord Global.

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Hi @yoditar,

Great to hear from you!

Thanks for the suggestion. I will take a look and submit a proposal if it seems appropriate.

Many thanks

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