We all know that ZCASH protocol and its underlying technology is held in extremely high regard among the developer community of various crypto projects, unfortunately the wider crypto community really knows very little about all the great stuff thats going on and is planned for ZCASH.
I have spent countless hours educating people both while moderating the telegram chat and on twitter about the ZCASH plans for the future as well as the upcoming Halo 2 upgrade and that is where I got a sense of how little the average person outside of the ZCASH community knows about ZEC. Unfortunately my approach doesn’t scale well…
The moment that I realized that something needs to be done about this is during an episode of my favorite Crypto podcast called UpOnlyTV. The episode featured @cryptopathic, a well known ZCASH bull and during that episode cryptopathic mentioned our moon math and how ZCASH was in development for years and one of the hosts Brian Krogsgard (AKA @ledgerstatus) remarked “So we are all just FUD ing this incredible technological breakthrough.” and @cryptopathic answered “Yes”. Here is the timestamp to the mentioned episode.
In a more recent charity episode David Hoffman from Bankless also had absolutely no idea about anything going on in ZCASH and why Chris, @cburniske, was so bullish on it. And later remarked that he may be missing something. Below is a timestamp to the conversation.
Now a little bit about UpOnlyTV its hosted by Jordan Fish (AKA @cryptocobain) and Brian Krogsgard (AKA @ledgerstatus) and its a fun show which discuses everything related to crypto. Its on Youtube, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Twitch and Google podcasts. It has featured many prominent guests so far like Raoul Pal (RealVision), Mark Cuban (Owner of the Dallas Mavericks), Charlie Lee (LTC founder), Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal (Solana founders), Justin Sun (Tron founder), Meltem Demirors (Coinshares), Dan Matuszewsky (CMS holdings), Carlee Chaikin (The actress that plays Darlene in the tv show Mr. Robot) and many others.
As for the outreach episode view counts vary greatly depending on the guests from around 10 000 views on Youtube all the way up to 140 000 views. This would be youtube alone and we can count on more from the other different platforms. We can also count on social engagement from the two hosts twitter accounts. Cobie has 517 000 followers on Twitter and Ledger has around 169 000.
Recently one of the hosts Brian (AKA ledgerstatus) became a zcasher. And ZCASH comes up quite often both in the podcast and on his tweets.
And they have rather clumsily invited @zooko to be a guest on the show. And I say rather clumsily because we all know you invite Zooko to a nice steak rather than for drinks.
(Spoiler alert! Its just a joke they dont really get drunk on the show. All Ive seen cobie drink is a glass of apple cider while Ive never seen Ledger drink at all.)
Some community members have asked me to ask @zooko if he would appear on the UpOnlyTV podcast to discuss many of the great things that are coming to ZCASH. Ethereum, Filecoin, ZCASH partnership, ZCASH shielded assets, move to proof of stake as well as some history behind the asset. Either alone or with someone else from the ECC or from the Zcash Foundation. We have asked Dan Matuszewsky on telegram and he would be prepared to contact them and setup an episode.
Anyway I want to see how the rest of the community feels about this idea as quite a few people over on telegram would love to see this happen. What does the rest of the community think? Would you like to see something like this happen? Would you like to see Zooko alone or with someone else on the show (If of course he accepts)? Would you like to see someone else entirely? So please lets discuss…