Has any wallet developer been asked for metrics like these? Don’t get me wrong, metrics are nice, but they are not the target. The app should be considered on its own merits. Does it work? Do users like it? Is it trustworthy? Is the applicant capable of delivering what they propose?
Zcash still seems pretty small to me, so a lack of promotion and users can’t be put on the shoulders of any one person.
Besides, from what I can tell, it’s like… the only wallet working. So if a metric were, what percentage of light wallet users are using this product for shielded txns? The answer would likely be very high.
This whole ecosystem doesn’t make too much sense if ppl can’t have the joy of using shielded ZEC. Spending 5% of the current budget (which will be replenished quickly) on the best working wallet implementation seems pretty low risk to me. Just go for it. If it turns out to be a mistake for some reason, big deal. Better to try things and support Zcash workers than to be paralyzed by tedious worries.
WarpSync aims to give you a fully synchronized wallet, with all your notes spendable as soon as possible. I think these methods are complementary and a wallet could offer the best algorithm based on the user choice.
I would rather have more than 1 sync. Imagine if warp-sync and blaze-sync wouldnt exist? Zcash would already be dead. In a optimal world ECC should have competed with blaze sync and warp sync. Alas, they havnt. ECC havnt even benchmarked their sync vs other sync. It wasnt a priority.
Seems that ECC wont be implementing zcash/warp sync in librustzcash. Maybe the grant should change to reflect that. We can have a community funded sync that has so far outperformed the ECC devs sync.
The proposal is to add Warp-sync to librustzcash along with the existing synchronization. I didn’t suggest replacing it. Wallet devs can choose what they prefer based on their target usage scenarios. Technically speaking, I don’t see any reason why multiple sync implementations can’t coexist in librustzcash.
@hanh & Zcash Community members, I am pleased to announce that the @ZcashGrants Committee has voted to approve the retroactive portion of the grant for $300,000 and the documentation milestone for $50,000 for a total of $350,000. Per your conversation with the committee, the wallet will remain a multi-currency wallet with the name “YWallet,” but a condition of the grant is for you to republish the wallet in the Apple App Store under your own account.
In addition, ZCG has decided to hold off voting on the librustzcash PR until they have more information from you, ECC, and other wallet developers. ZCG requests that you close out this portion of the grant and submit it as a new proposal.