Zcash Foundation Monthly Update — June, 2019

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Hello friends! Apologies for this monthly update being late. We wanted to include a blog post recapping Zcon1, since the event was a big part of the Zcash Foundation’s June. But that will have to wait until next week, since the photos aren’t ready to publish. There will be a Zcon1 section in this email, but bare-bones compared to the recap.

By the way, if you’re interested in Zcash governance and development funding, you should join the discussion of options for the future: protocol - Zcash Community Forum

And please check out the proposals on ZF Grants: ZF Grants - Browse proposals

Feedback and questions are encouraged! If you like a proposal, consider pledging some ZEC. The Foundation’s hope is that Zcash community members and ecosystem participants will use ZF Grants to “vote” (so to speak, not literally) on which grant proposals are the most promising.

And now, the actual monthly update:


The “2-of-2 multisig” metaphor for cryptocurrency governance, and what that means in practice.


Paper wallet generator for Zcash — 299.49 ZEC contributed by the Foundation (in USD, a little over $25,000 at the time of writing)

Point-of-sale application for Zcash — 13.35 ZEC contributed by the Foundation (a little over $1,000 at the time of writing)


The Zcash Foundation and Parity Technologies are proud to present Zebra, a consensus-compatible Zcash node client written in Rust, released under the GPL 3.0 license. The Electric Coin Company’s implementation is no longer the only full-fledged Zcash node software available.

GitHub repo: GitHub - ZcashFoundation/zebra: A Rust implementation of a Zcash node. 🦓

Parity’s blog post: https://www.parity.io/parity-releases-zebra-in-collaboration-with-zcash-foundation/



Zcon1 begins!

YouTube playlist of talks: Zcon1 Opening Keynote - Andrew Miller - YouTube

General chatter about the event: https://twitter.com/hashtag/zcon1


Video: Zcon1 Privacy Panel with Monero Konferenco - YouTube (6/23)

That’s all for now! Talk soon.