What’s the optimistic timeline for going fully shielded?

#1

I very much like zcash and it’s value proposition. I’d love to see the day where every transaction is shielded by default.

#2

The ECC has said they want to eventually depreciate transparent addresses but haven’t given any specific timeline.

I do know it’s not in the Blossom network upgrade scheduled for this October, and I would be very surprised if it were in the next one (2020) because it would require all existing services like exchanges/wallets/pools to support them. Not to mention you have to figure out how to force every holder to move thier funds to shielded addresses. I would not hold my breath for the next two years, but who knows after that.