Zcash Foundation Update — December, 2018 and January, 2019

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Hello everyone! We didn’t send one of these emails at the end of December, due to the holiday. December was effectively a half-month, because so many people take vacation time at the end of the year (including Zcash Foundation staff).

Without any further ado, the list of announcement-worthy Zcash Foundation activities from the past two months!

The Foundation co-hosted and co-sponsored an event called Blockchain Against Evil, which you can read about here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-against-evil-tickets-52069749021 (click “View Details” for more information about the content)

Proceeds from the event were donated to Open Privacy, a fellow nonprofit that focuses on securing people’s privacy through technology: https://twitter.com/ZcashFoundation/status/1082407682663866369

We reorganized our website and GitHub repos to make information about the Foundation and its doings more accessible: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/website-refresh/

We worked with Ian Miers, who is a member of our Board (among numerous other qualifications), to turn a talk about blockchain privacy theater into a long-form article: https://www.tokendaily.co/blog/blockchain-privacy-equal-parts-theory-and-theater

The article will be posted on our website as well.

The Foundation is sponsoring an upcoming zk-SNARKs meetup in Tel Aviv: https://www.meetup.com/Zero-Knowledge-TLV/events/258165596/

We announced the details of Zcon1 (June 22 – 24 in Split, Croatia) and asked people to start applying for invitations: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/zcon1-announcement/

And finally, Executive Director Josh Cincinnatti wrote “The State of the Zcash Foundation in 2019,” reviewing our performance in 2018 and setting the course for the rest of the year: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/foundation-in-2019/

Hopefully 2019 is treating you well so far! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to reply to this email.