After understanding ZEC I can clearly see that it’s the most interesting privacy focused cryptocurrency based on proof of work. I just hope ZCash leads the path of Bitcoin Cash so it’s simple, cheap and fast. Also kudos for not entering the fight against ASICs.
I’m a hobbyist developer and I use linux, I’ve been able to install and use ZCash but I have to say it’s literally impossible to use for a person whose expertise has nothing to do with computers. I like the fact that ZCash is focused on the underlying technique but I tend to be more a business oriented person and I consider the network effect crucial for the success of a cryptocurrency. In fact that’s the reason I liked Monero as they are gaining real world traction but still they are leading the project in a direction I am not comfortable with—RingCT are weak, transitions are very expensive and their ad-hoc proof of work change is a complete disaster and a misinterpretation of free markets and proof of work in itself.
Since ZEC collects a big fee I’d really like you guys to dedicate your resources towards making Zcash simple to use. A simple cross-platform wallet that allows you to send shielded and transparent transactions and see your balance. There are third party wallets but non support z addresses.
I still remember how the ‘WhatsApp’ application took over the rest even thought it was technically simple and had other more sophisticated alternatives. Zcash is good enough so it needs to be used now. If you don’t have adoption you have nothing more than useless immutable private bits.