Zcash Foundation has lost another great leader. After making this post I learned that her departure was unrelated to Josh’s, which I cited below. Conratulations to Antonie and good luck with your new job!
It was pretty clear why Josh Cincinatti left. Can we discuss some the reasons why the Zcash Foundation keeps losing talent? I see two major problems (which I am now being told are not related to Antonie leaving).
- Can the relationship between the Zcash Foundation and ECC (Bootstrap) be improved?
- There are public comments from founding scientists behind zk-SNARKs showing clear frustration with transparent transactions dominating the network years after launch with no end to t2t usage in site.
I’m worried that an tension between ZF and Bootstrap combined with an impasse between some important parties on the future of Zcash transparent transactions will lead to more departures. The current environment is likely to scare away job applicants that care the most about privacy by default, specifically because ZF cannot force Bootstrap to cooperate in doing what the community desires (depreciate t addresses).