Zcash Global <> Zcash Brazil

It is a great pleasure that we present a new proposal for 2024: Zcash Global <> Zcash Brazil

I’m happy to be able to join the team in this proposal, I had published that in the 1st quarter of 2024, I wouldn’t be with them, but here I am, so thank you so much to the Zcash community for all your support to make this happen.

Applicant name:

Michae2xl

Team member name:

vito, iogy, mine, ezec, james katz, samara.

Pitch: A one-liner elevator pitch version of your proposal

This proposal seeks funding to expand Zcash’s presence in 2024.

Total Request (USD):

$16800.00

Have you previously received a grant from Zcash Community Grants (formerly called ZOMG) or ZF?

Yes

Please provide details:

Zcash Brazil 2023 - Period: Jan 2023 to December

January: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #23 by Michae2xl

February: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #26 by Michae2xl

March: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #27 by Michae2xl

April: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #33 by Michae2xl

May: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #38 by Michae2xl

June: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #39 by Michae2xl

July: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #40 by Michae2xl

August: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #43 by Michae2xl

September: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #44 by Michae2xl

October: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #49 by Michae2xl

November: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #56 by Michae2xl

December: Zcash Brazil 2023 - Proposal - #67 by Michae2xl

Are you seeking or have you received funding from other sources for this proposed project?

No

Applicant background:

@Michae2xl (Profile - Michae2xl - Zcash Community Forum): Current Zcash Brazil ambassador, Software Engineer, and Product Owner, known as Michae2xl on social media, has been 7+ years in the crypto space, worked for a DAO as a Community Manager in Brazil & Canada for almost 4 years, and built an NFT index, good expertise as a leader to building communities.

@vito: Victor is a Community/Community Manager he started his journey in 2019, being one of the main ones responsible for the creation and the growth of LBRY/Odysee in Brazil, the biggest video share platform with built-in blockchain in the world. He has also worked on projects for other companies like ShapeShift DAO, Giveth.io 1, Hive, LBRY Nomics, and many others. He joined the Zcash Brasil Team in May of 2022, being responsible for the Discord creation and working with Michael to grow the Zcash Ecosystem in Brazil and educate the community about Privacy and Freedom.

@Iogy: is a 30-year-old, tattooer, designer, and artist, who studied Advertising at college until the seventh period, his hobbies are technology, skateboarding, blockchain, and urban art. He is working to create a visual identity for Zcash Brazil, helping to develop the server banners and logo for social media. Actions focusing on engagement inside and outside discord such as creating POAPS for events and rewards, memes, emojis, giveaways, marketing actions, and event monitoring aimed at opportunities in general. Looking for good narratives and the best positioning methods to promote Zcash in Brazil, create a good image, and generate trust in the project.

@Minevg: Graduated in graphic design in 2006 at Lozuca Produção Interativa as art director, created graphic pieces for companies such as Exxon Mobile, BG, and Flamengo. Besides that Developed a project material reuse program, that consisted of using leftover paper, adhesives, PS boards, and binding wires to develop new products. and Abbott, where she worked in the package development department. To Zcash have already created discord Brasil and Global banners, image compositions, and informative artworks, for Instagram and Twitter, POAPs, translated to Portuguese Oficial Zcash English materials to post on social media, created gifts to NFT Rio, Blockchain Rio, Bit in Rio events. New logo to Zcash Brazil and Zec Hub.

@e-zec: a community moderator who worked in many communities and now he is helping the Zcash Brazil Community.

@Samaraanni: Graduated in business administration from Humber College (Canada) - will be working on public relations, a person who will lead international interviews with the Zcash (ECC, ZF, ZG) teams and community.

@james_katz is an active member of the Brazilian community and in the Zcash forums, with many contributions. He was funded by the minor grants program from the Zcash Foundation and is scheduled to be added as a ZCAP member.

Examples of such tools are a few Discord bots we developed. Some of them are:

• Dizzy wallet, ZecQuiz, Zecstatus, zec halving, ZecGPT.

The work done isn’t limited to Discord, many other projects were done:

• Zcash RPC documentation (https://zcash-rpc.vercel.app/)

• This is a website James made to help developers read the Zcashd RPC documentation more easily.

• Zcash halving countdown API (GitHub - james-katz/zcash-halving-countdown: Simple zcash halving countdown)

• This is an API that can help developers and websites keep an accurate track of Zcash blockchain height next halving block and estimated date.

• ZecFaucet (https://zecfaucet.com)

• This was intended as a test, but was a huge success, it’s trendy to introduce Zcash to new people, and its main purpose is to onboard new Zcash users.

James also developed a zingolib wrapper (GitHub - james-katz/zingolib-wrapper) that developers can use to integrate zingolib functionality in their code using node.js / javascript.

Description of Problem or Opportunity:

Cryptocurrency is important in Brazil for several reasons. Firstly, it provides an alternative financial system for individuals who may be excluded from traditional banking services, offering financial inclusion to a significant portion of the population. Additionally, Brazil has faced economic instability and high inflation in the past, leading people to seek more stable and decentralized assets like cryptocurrencies as a store of value. The country also grapples with a complex banking infrastructure, and cryptocurrencies offer a more accessible and efficient means of transferring funds domestically and internationally. Moreover, the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies aligns with the desire for greater financial autonomy and privacy. As Brazil navigates economic challenges and seeks innovative solutions, the growing importance of cryptocurrencies reflects a shift towards more inclusive and resilient financial systems.

Zcash could offer several advantages for individuals and businesses in Brazil. One key benefit is enhanced privacy and anonymity features. In a country where concerns about financial privacy are significant, Zcash’s technology, which allows for shielded transactions, could appeal to users seeking a more confidential and secure financial experience.

Moreover, Zcash’s privacy features can contribute to a more fungible and censorship-resistant financial system. In a country with a history of economic volatility and currency devaluation, accessing a cryptocurrency that prioritizes privacy can be valuable for individuals looking to protect their wealth.

Additionally, Zcash could serve as a useful tool for businesses engaged in international trade or remittances. The cryptocurrency’s borderless nature and relatively faster transaction times compared to traditional banking systems could streamline cross-border transactions, providing an alternative to the often cumbersome and costly international transfer processes.

However, it’s crucial to note that regulatory considerations, education on the responsible use of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies, and addressing any potential misuse concerns would be essential for the successful integration of Zcash or any privacy-centric cryptocurrency into the Brazilian financial landscape.

Proposed Solution: Describe the solution at a high level.

Who is contributing to this: The Zcash Brazil Team comprises 7 members: @Michae2xl, @Iogy, @Minevg, @vito, @E-zec, @james_katz, @Samaraanni

  • Brazilian Development Fund: This fund is focused on supporting the development of Zcash-related projects and technology at Brazil/global community levels. It can finance initiatives that advance Zcash’s technical capabilities, scalability, and overall infrastructure.

  • Brazilian Design Fund: The Design Fund aims to enhance the visual and user experience aspects of Zcash, including wallet interfaces, branding, and educational materials. It focuses on creating a compelling and user-friendly Zcash experience.

  • Brazilian Operations Fund: The Operations Fund is designed to cover the operational needs of Zcash Brazil. It can support various activities, events, and functions necessary for the smooth operation of Zcash initiatives in the country.

Brazilian Development Fund:

Having a Zcash Brazilian Development Fund is an excellent opportunity to support the growth and development of the Zcash ecosystem in Brazil and globally.

We are interested in utilizing it to support initiatives related to Zcash or blockchain technology, there are several ways you can consider leveraging the fund.

Zcash Development Documentation in Portuguese: Creation and maintenance of comprehensive documentation for Zcash development. This resource can serve as a valuable reference for developers looking to work with Zcash.

Community Outreach and Awareness: Allocate funds to raise awareness about Zcash and blockchain technology, educating the public and businesses about the benefits and potential use cases.

Past Work:

During the year 2023, Zcash Brazil, with a contribution from the developer James Katz, created many tools for education and engagement for the Zcash community in Brazil and worldwide.

James Katz is an active member of the Brazilian community and in the Zcash forums, with many contributions. He was funded by the minor grants program from the Zcash Foundation and is scheduled to be added as a ZCAP member.

Examples of such tools are a few Discord bots we developed. Some of them are:

  • ZecQuiz

  • The trivia bot for Discord. It contains a database of questions about Zcash, curated by the Zcash Brasil Team.

  • ZecGPT

  • ZecGPT is a bot that integrates OpenAI’s get-4 model for helping all users on Zcash discord servers.

The work done isn’t limited to Discord, many other projects were done:

James also received funding from the Zcash Foundation Minor Grants program, mainly to develop a Discord custodial wallet, jokingly called Dizzy (as in DZ – Discord Zcash). This bot was the first discord bot that allowed shielded transactions as deposits and withdrawals. Users can tip each other, play games like Hangman, and earn fractions of ZEC. This is a huge incentive for user engagement and is a huge success. James also developed a zingolib wrapper (GitHub - james-katz/zingolib-wrapper) that developers can use to integrate zingolib functionality in their code using node.js / javascript.

Future Plans:

For 2024 we have plans for the development of new ideas, support, and maintenance of the great work we have done so far.

All service tools will be supported and maintained during 2024. Some services are costly and require great care to keep running.

Also, new ideas are on the horizon, few examples:

  • LiveZEC (temporary name)

  • A plugin for OBS and Streamyard that will allow streamers on different platforms to accept $ZEC donations. The donations will accompanied by a message using the memo field. This message will be displayed on the streamer keep screen, and optionally, the plugin will speak the message out loud. We believe this will give ZEC a huge boost in popularity since any streamer will be able to use this tool.

  • Zcash Vending Machine at events

  • James’ minor grant also funded the creation of a proof of concept Vending machine that accepts ZEC as payment. We want to showcase this machine at events during 2024, demonstrating and explaining block times, and shielded payments, and introducing users to Zcash.

  • Electronic games

  • A popular gadget showcased in presential events is electronic games like a roulette game. We plan to build all sorts of interactive gadgets.

We’re also planning to have an independent Developers Fund, to fund and incentivize community members, as such:

  • Translation

  • This could be helpful in translating Zcash documentation, translating wallets, and so on…

  • Documentation

  • Write documentation about the Zcash libraries and ecosystem, helping new developers find out about Zcash development. Fund

  • We plan to have a fund of 5000 USD to be available as a bounty developers fund.

As expected, developing, hosting, and maintaining these projects aren’t cheap. The main costs are cloud computing hosting and API keys:

All discord bots - Costs for hosting the bots roughly add up to $80 ~ USD 100 / month. But we plan to upgrade from Lightsail to a more robust AWS instance.

Brazilian Design Fund

Having a Zcash Design Development Fund provides a unique opportunity to support and enhance the design aspects of Zcash with visual experiences that facilitate interaction, engagement, and communication between community members. It involves applying design principles to make the community experience more enjoyable, functional, and effective.

Zcash Marketing Campaigns on Social Media: Create design materials including banners, posters, and graphics for social media (Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Odisee, Discord, Pod Cast) and marketing campaigns that highlight the advantages of Zcash in terms of privacy and security. Edit audio-visual material created at events.

Continuation of the educational campaign with Zoe, an AI-generated avatar chosen by the community.

Support international projects such as ZecHub and AFV Club - (report attached)

Support at events and meet-ups: Onboard, and network with other privacy-related projects, focused on welcoming new members to the community and new partnerships.

Gift Material for Events: Design giveaways to promote Zcash at events. Research new gifts, which would be most efficient for the type of event and price quotes.

The objective of the gift is to bring back memories of the brand and the event, build loyalty, engage, and satisfy the recipient.

Zcash User Onboarding Tutorials: Create videos, and step-by-step graphical guides for beginners to learn about Zcash addresses, how to set up and use wallets, send transactions, and protect your privacy.

Presentation tutorials to ZecHub, ZF AV Club, and the entire ecosystem.

Educational Visual Materials: Create educational materials such as infographics, videos, and interactive tutorials to help educate the public in Brazil about the benefits of Zcash and how to use it safely.

Privacy Awareness Campaigns: Fund projects to create campaigns that raise awareness about the importance of privacy in financial transactions and how Zcash’s privacy features can benefit users in Brazil.

Cryptocurrency Design Workshops: Organize design workshops and training programs in Brazil to empower local designers and developers to create innovative solutions for the cryptocurrency space.

Community Involvement: Create simple design tasks for community engagement and involvement with the educational material produced, based on the knowledge passed in the workshops, making it possible to explore the individual talent of each member.

Collaborate with designers to create graphics and visual content for community engagement efforts such as community forums, newsletters, and social media groups.

Support the community manager in activities that require design pieces.

Support the developer with design material for the developed products.

Designer Bags: Create design scholarships or grants that allow aspiring designers in Brazil to focus on cryptocurrency-related design projects and research.

Redesign of Zcash Global on Discord: Create new room banners to modernize and add those arts to the other language that joined the server.

Brazilian Operations Fund:

Opportunity to promote and support the growth of Zcash within the country!

Community Support and Engagement: Establish and maintain a support network for Zcash users and enthusiasts in Brazil, providing assistance and information about Zcash.

Partnerships and Collaborations: Seeking more partnerships as usual.

Social Media and Content Creation: Developing a strong online presence through social media channels and content creation. Regularly update websites, blogs, and social media profiles with Zcash-related content.

Research and Reports: Commission or fund research studies and reports that explore the potential use cases and impact of Zcash in the Brazilian economy and society.

Advocacy and Outreach: Advocate for Zcash within local and national forums, conferences, and discussions about blockchain technology, privacy, and financial innovation in Brazil.

Merchant Adoption Programs: Establish incentive programs to encourage businesses in Brazil to accept Zcash as a form of payment, providing them with training and resources for integration.

Awareness Campaigns: Launch marketing and awareness campaigns to inform the public about the benefits of Zcash and cryptocurrency usage, focusing on financial privacy and security. Vito is also committed to continuing his work in translation and article writing about Zcash in Portuguese, alongside his video editing tasks.

@Vito in particular is tasked with managing Zcash ecosystem relationships for the Brazil team. His duties include arranging meetings and community calls with both Zcash ecosystem participants as well as other outside protocols & teams, both in Portuguese and English, and maintaining collaboration with entities like ZCG, ZF, ECC, and others. Additionally, Vito is responsible for maintaining our Discord server, which involves adding new bots, organizing communities, and fostering growth in Zcash Global.

Moreover, Vito’s key objectives include close collaboration with entities such as ZecHub, ZF A/V (led by Ryan Taylor), and the Zcash Foundation (decentralistdan). He will contribute by running social media, producing/editing videos and newsletters, and providing content and workshops in both Portuguese and English.

@Vito is also committed to continuing his work in translation and article writing about Zcash in Portuguese, alongside his video editing tasks.

Community Involvement: The team will lead in organizing monthly activities and events within the community to ensure the continuous development and growth of Zcash protocol knowledge.

Monthly Educational Activities: The team will create a structured calendar of educational events focusing on privacy and the Zcash protocol. We will allocate a budget for community incentives, including competitions such as meme contests, monthly quizzes, poker, and logic games, possibly involving cryptography with James’ assistance.

We will also prioritize the production of translations for Zcash documents and content to cater to the Brazilian community.

Moderation Services: The team will provide daily monitoring of the server to maintain a respectful and educational atmosphere for all community members, daily onboarding for new community members, ensuring that their understanding and development within the community are clear and continuous, actively participate in the coordination of community calls with other community members.

Solution Format: What is the exact form of the final deliverable you’re creating?

• Expansion of Zcash in Brazil. Community management and moderation.

• Creation and Presence at face-to-face and online events. Interviewing partners, including in English.

• Creation of content about Zcash and new art made by our design team, in which it is referenced.

• Active translations of Zcash articles.

• Creation and participation in podcasts about privacy and Zcash.

• Presence in the main social media, always aiming to increase the media.

• AMA creation and participation in AMAs.

• Delivering items to the community like TIPs in ZEC, POAPs, and giveaways in general.

• Creation of Events to teach new people about Zcash

• Zcash Tutorials

Technical Approach: Dive into the how of your project. Describe your approaches, components, workflows, methodology, etc. Bullet points and diagrams are appreciated!

• Participation in local events and online calls, interviews, meetings, etc.

• Shorts videos on Youtube, Odysee, etc.

• Translation of official docs, e.g: ECC, Zcash Foundation, ZCG, Zechub and etc.

• Community management and moderation on Discord, Twitter, Youtube, Odysee, Telegram, and other channels.

• Support for newcomers.

• Continue to expand our education programs.

• Continue to expand our community in more regions of Brazil.

Dependencies: What external entities is your project dependent on? What involvement is required from ZF, ECC, and/or other external organizations? Who would have to incorporate your work in order for it to be usable?

Our community is not dependent on external entities.

Execution risks: What obstacles do you expect? What is most likely to go wrong? Which unknown factors could jeopardize success? Who would have to incorporate your work in order for it to be usable?

There are no execution risks because @michae2xl is the current ambassador and the team is already delivering high-quality work.

Unintended Consequences: What are the negative ramifications if your project is successful? Consider usability, stability, privacy, integrity, availability, decentralization, interoperability, maintainability, technical debt, requisite education, etc.

N/A

Evaluation plan: What metrics for success will you share with the community once you’re done? In addition to quantitative metrics, what qualitative metrics will you commit to report?

Zcash Brazil is growing with a presence in local events, the internet, and social media, see below the numbers of our current platforms that started from scratch.

• All our growth and work will be shared with the Zcash community.

• All our art, code, and work will be open-source and free to use.

Social Media:

• Discord (Zcash Global) → Zcash Global

• Twitter (@zcashbrazil) → https://twitter.com/zcashbrazil

• Instagram (@zcashbrazil) photos and videos → Zcash Brasil (@zcashbrazil) • Instagram photos and videos

• Youtube → https://www.youtube.com/@zcashbrasil

• Substack (Zcash Brazil) → Zcash Brasil | Substack

• Substack (ZecHub) → ZecHub Brasil | Substack

• Odysee → Zcash Brasil

Hardware/Software total budget:

$0.00 USD

Please provide justification for the total hardware/software budget:

N/A

Services total budget (cloud, hosting, etc.):

$490.00 USD

Please provide justification for the total services budget:

Support current programs Support current programs and new initiatives.

• Canva: $8 - month

• Discord: $41 - month

• Adobe: $24 - month

• ArtFlow: $12.83 month

• Pixel ML: $22 month

• MetaVoice: 10$ month

• RunWay: $12 month

Compensation total budget:

$16800.00 USD

Please provide justification for the total compensation budget:

The estimated budget for Zcash Global <> Brazil Q1 2024

Do you require startup funding?

No

Milestone 1 - estimated completion date:

01/31/2024

Milestone 1 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:

$5600.00

Deliverable 1.1

Zcash Team Report

Milestone 2 - estimated completion date:

02/29/2024

Milestone 2 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:

$5600.00

Deliverable 2.1

Zcash Team Report

Milestone 3 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:

$5600.00

Milestone 3 - estimated completion date:

03/31/2024

Deliverable 3.1

Zcash Team Report

Total proposed USD value of grant:

$16800.00

How was the project timeline determined?

The work will be done and delivered during Q1 of 2024 - 3 months.

All payments will be monthly after the report with all deliveries.

Application submission date:

12/17/2023

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i support dis, u haf done a lot iwo in 2023. keep going and growin brazil community - id like to see more new faces in 2024 joinin.

i see its only for q1.
will you make new grant applications if all goes well in q1?
is de budget for team smaller den 2023? if yes, will u be able to focus as much or less time as 2023?

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Thank you for your support, and yes, our main goal is to bring new people, like we brought James to the official team this time, and we want more members for the community.

A: This will only be for Q1- Yes, but we will place new proposals if everything goes well, we intend to focus beyond 2023.

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The Zcash Brazil team has been instrumental in building the Zcash community in Brazil and beyond, supporting different projects in the Zcash ecosystem and other communities.

It would be nice to see them carrying out their projects in 2024.

I just have one question: what is the remuneration of each team member? Maybe it is in the proposal, but I have not managed to see it.

Thank you and I hope we will continue to hear much more from Zcash Brazil next year!

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Glad you joined @Michae2xl, you and your team have been doing fantastic work! Zcash Global has become a huge part of this community, you and your team have my full support. :zebra: :hearts:

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Hi! Thank you for your support!

Here is the first breakdown, but it can change over time due to management and delivery for each member.

  • Ezec: 800$
  • Iogy: 900$
  • James: 1000$
  • Mine: 900$
  • Michael: 1000$
  • Vito: 1000$

Total 5600$

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Thank you for your reply! Waiting to see more of your great work in 2024.

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Congratulations, guys!

I fully support you.

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@Michae2xl at the most recent meeting, the @ZcashGrants Committee voted to approve this proposal and has requested that you provide monthly updates via the forum in this thread.

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What a beautiful news!

thank you all for the support :raised_hands::rocket::brazil:

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Looking forward to another year!

big thanks to all for the support and let’s go! :heart: :brazil:

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amazing news, I’m sure we will build a beauty season with strong work together

thanks all czcash community to support and belive us !

z2z
:heart:

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Great news!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved our first milestone of 2024.

Milestone 1 - estimated completion date: 01/31/2024

@james_katz Dev Report:

  • VPC hosting and API Keys

Many services maintained by James Katz depend on VPC hosting and API keys. All of these service payments are up to date. Currently, these services are:

  • 3 Amazon AWS / LightSail instances
  • OpenAI API key
  • Dizzy support and maintenance

Dizzy is one of the most successful and important bots maintained by James. This month Dizzy received many GitHub commits, mostly bug fixes and improvements / new features.
James also provided support for Discord users.

  • ZecGPT 3.0

ZecGPT is a discord assistant bot for Zcash Global. It can answer and help users learn more about zcash and cryptocurrencies in general. New features of this new version:

  • OpenAI vision - Now ZecGPT can recognize images
  • Text-to-speech - Now ZecGPT can answer in TTS if instructed to.
  • ZecFaucet SSL Certificate

ZecFaucet is a community faucet managed by James. This month the SSL Certificate needed to be renewed with a self-signed signed using Certbot.

  • Configuring, hosting, and maintaining Discord bridges

James is also responsible for configuring and maintaining some bridges to connect Discord channels and Telegram to Discord.

  • English Telegram Group <> Discord
  • Spanish Telegram Group <> Discord
  • Portuguese Telegram Group <> Discord
  • Discord Channel <> Discord Channel relay
  • Telegram captcha bot

James forked an opensource Telegram Captcha bot to implement a novel method for detecting fake users, that involves asking the user the current $ZEC price on Coingecko. This way we aim to prevent automated users from joining Zcash Telegram Groups.


@E-zec CM report:

  • Daily Server Monitoring

Daily server monitoring was conducted throughout the week to ensure optimal performance and security.

  • Cybersecurity Quiz Development

A cybersecurity quiz was created to enhance awareness and knowledge about cybersecurity.

  • Database Renewal for Zword Discord Bot(zword is a word game bot developed by james for the community)

A keyword research project was carried out for the renewal of the Zword Discord bot’s database.
pesquisa palavras crypto para - HackMD

  • quiz zcash cyber segurança

quiz privacidade e segurança - HackMD

  • Weekly Call Support #1

Support was provided during the first weekly call, and the session can be viewed on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXUnpTD18yg&t=34s

  • Multichain BR Event Support on Discord

Support was provided during the multichain community stream

  • weeklycall #2

im take weekly calls with Michael during the second weekly call. An image from the session is included below:

  • Support weeklycall #3

Support was extended during the third weekly call. An image from the session is provided below:


@vito PR report, @vitozkp is also helping zechub on media socials.

We started the activies posting on Discord in EN & PT the ECC Transparent Report.

Discord Announcement EN :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊highlights

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊anúncios


In December, Zcash Brasi in partnership with ZecHub made an interview with Zooko Wilcox. We posted the Article explaining the topics approached + the interview with Subtitles on Substack & YouTube.

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊anúncios


Based on changes in the Zcash ecosystem and the case of Binance, we returned with Weekly Calls to inform the community about the most important developments according to updates posted on the forum and ZecWeekly.

WeeklyCall #1

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊anúncios


Weekly Call #2

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊anúncios


Weekly Call #3

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: :loudspeaker:┊anúncios


We wrote articles about Arborist Calls based on Squirrel’s summaries and we helped ZecHub optimize and build for Substack.

Discord Annoucement PT :point_right: Arborist #68 :books:┊educação

Discord Annoucement PT👉 Arborist #69 :books:┊educação


We started hosting Arborist Call on Zcash Global at :earth_africa: ╏English Voice Channel in partnership with ZeroDartz



We also are posting Arborist Call summaries in the dedicated :deciduous_tree:丨arborist-call room



We created 3 rooms dedicated to ElectricCoinCo, ZcashFoundation & Zcash Community Grants for posting recent updates to the Zcash Global Community

The purpose of this room is to pass all updates to Discord members with customized and organized announcements created by the mee6 bot


We translate all ZecWeeklys and post on all our media

ZecWeekly #75

Discord EN :point_right: :newspaper:丨zecweekly

Discord PT :point_right: :pushpin:┊zecweekly


ZecWeekly #76

Discord EN :point_right: :newspaper:丨zecweekly

Discord PT :point_right: :pushpin:┊zecweekly


ZecWeekly #77

Discord EN :point_right: :newspaper:丨zecweekly

Discord PT :point_right: :pushpin:┊zecweekly


ZecWeekly #78

Discord EN :point_right: :newspaper:丨zecweekly

Discord PT :point_right: :pushpin:┊zecweekly


Discord Education Rooms

We have an education category on the Zcash Global server with basic information about the server, Zcash, and Web3 themes.

This month we made updates to the banners and commands in the English, Brazil & Spanish categories.



*Note 1: We managed to contact and are concluding a partnership with the Brave Browser project, helping them to strengthen the project in Brazil in favor of privacy. More updates coming soon.

Note 2: We also carried out constant maintenance on the server, including the most important one: Creation and addition of the ZcashBridge bot, where we can bridge rooms, and telegrams without limits. With this, we repaired the bridges that were broken in the ES, ZF AV, and Zcash EN categories → Zcash Community on Telegram


Design Team @Iogy / @Minevg Report

We are very happy to complete the first milestone of 2024!

In this milestone we brought back the Zoe project, whose feedback was very good among the community, in addition to new features that we created with great care, bringing information and education about the Zcash ecosystem.

In addition to taking care of the design of Zcash Brasil, creating pieces to illustrate the context of the information as banners, images, or videos.

We decided to focus more on YouTube this year, given its reach and accessibility. Brazil has a very large user base on this platform. This month we changed some account details to adapt to the platform’s guidelines. Adding a watermark, creating posts, indexes, tags, weekly subtitled video playlists, and tutorials focusing on better positioning and reach.

New Year Zcash Brasil Banner to X


New X Top Banner

https://twitter.com/zcashbrazil

WEEKLY CALL

Youtube Thumbnail


Background to YouTube


Banner to X post

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2fU_YVuW_z/?igsh=MWkwOWcybjJnMzFhYg==

Meeting Minute Zcash Community Grants Banner to Mee6

ZOE

Youtube vídeo


Youtube Thumbnail

Image Created to Social Media Posts

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2dX1NJL0zs/?igsh=dDZtN2FlbjFkY2d5

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ECC VÍDEOS TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLED TO PORTUGUESE

Peter Van Valkenburgh


Nathan Wilcox


Eran Tromer


Jack Gavigan

AUTORAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Watermark Created to Youtube Videos


ZecFaucet Promotional Banner


YWallet Tutorial

AMA ZOOKO ON ZCASH GLOBAL DISCORD

Translation and subtitle

NEW BANNERS TO ZCASH GLOBAL DISCORD EDUCATIONAL ROOM
(Portuguese, Spanish and English)

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Web3




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YOUTUBE RESULTS



Social media metrics:

NOTE: We also have ZechubBrazil channels, YouTube, Podcast, Hive, Odysee, and Substack channels, threads, and others.

Milestone 1 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:

Zcash Brazil Team compensation:

Total: $5600

(You will be paid out in ZEC based on the USD market price at payout time.)

For all Zcash Community:

Our art, code, and work are open-source and free to use.

Thank you so much!

Deliverable 1.1: Zcash Brazil team report: Done.

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Great job this month, yall have been doing fantastic work. :zebra:

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Thanks for all your support! :blush:

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We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved our second milestone of 2024.

Milestone 2 - estimated completion date: 02/29/2024


Design Team @iogy / @Mine

Banner Zcash and Brave Zpaces - Guest Monomero - $BAT Ambassador in Brazil


https://twitter.com/zcashbrazil/status/1757543146957701617?t=-ZQ4ccIWajqMlLDsO3lYKw&s=19
Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "Dia 20 de fevereiro às 19hrs no Twitter. Com grande prazer que a Zcash Brasil traz o embaixador da #Brave no Brasil para introduzir a comunidade e compartilhar o porque a privacidade é levada a sério. Junte-se a nós para uma conversa exclusiva sobre segurança online e liberdade financeira."


Youtube thumbnail animated to post5 Brave and Zcash Zpaces Recording - Guest Monomero - $BAT Ambassator in Brazil


https://youtu.be/DZU40gTSXoI
Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "Zpaces com @zcashbrazil & @coinex_portugues Privacidade e Regulamentação, o que esperar para o futuro? Data: dia 27 as 19 horas."


Banner Pocker Night - A Global Event - Portuguese, English and Spanish


https://x.com/zcashbrazil/status/1755369541461287423?s=20
Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "A Noite do Poker da #Zcash está de volta! Grátis para jogar, prêmios para ganhar! ♥️♣️♦️♠️ 🏆 Sexta-feira, 9 - 17h EST / 21h UTC 📅"


Banner Weekly Call February

Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "Weekly Call #5 🛡️ Nessas semana abordaremos os resultados do evento ZeBoot organizado pela ECC, atualizações de implementações, insights importantes e muito mais. • Data: 8/02/2024 📅 • Horário: 19h 🕖 • Sala: 🌍╏Portuguese • Discord: https://discord.gg/zcash 📍 Até lá! 💛"


Layout to Weekly Call Recorder to Youtube


Banner Batalha dos Memes (Battle of Memes)





https://x.com/zcashbrazil/status/1760098910104965565?s=20
Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "Competição de Zeme 2.0 Preparados para a Competição de Zeme 2.0? - O intuito principal dessa competição é colocarmos nossa criatividade em prática focando em elementos de privacidade e na Zcash. Premiação 💰 1º Lugar: 2 ZECS 2º Lugar: 0.75 3º Lugar: 0.25"


Banner Zpaces with Coinex


https://x.com/zcashbrazil/status/1760433236247740823?s=20
Zcash Brasil on Instagram: "Zpaces com @zcashbrazil & @coinex_portugues Privacidade e Regulamentação, o que esperar para o futuro? Data: dia 27 as 19 horas."

BANNERS TO SUBSTACK

Zcash Brasil WeeklyCall #6 - Highlights








Weekly Call #5 📞 - by Zcash Brasil - Zcash’s Substack


Zcash Brasil WeeklyCall #5 - Highlights


WeeklyCall #5 📞 - by Zcash Brasil - Zcash’s Substack

TRANSLATION

Official Zcash Videos

Eran Tromer - Perspective: Cryptography


https://youtu.be/qB2STXs5R-o?si=gXneFDej_zxCJFpx


Vitalik Buterin - Perspective: Governance


https://youtu.be/p4GDfsjAf5g?si=j-kuXsJbF7IeGSQY


Peter Van Valkenburg- Perspective: Privacy Policy


https://youtu.be/DSles5pY-PQ?si=3f0RodQezQAzM4Wj


Vivek Arte - Sketching a Shilded Assets Future - Zcon 4


https://youtu.be/2bdmPmMhBJI?si=24z5pHnobp117tck


Youtube Shorts

Vivek Arte - Stable Coin on Zcash Protocol

https://youtube.com/shorts/NiRzTAvsQuw Short ZSA


Vivek Arte - ZSA and Elections

https://youtube.com/shorts/oT0vrxWXQSk


Placeholder Chris Burniske talks about Zcash at Mainet 2022 Event


https://youtu.be/_sKNC99J6YM

ORIGINAL VIDEOS

Tutorial Zingo!


https://youtu.be/gg6YKmdrxAs

Youtube Thumbnail of Zingo! Tutorial


https://youtu.be/gg6YKmdrxAs

CRYPTOCABOCHON WALLET

Pictures Taken to post and thumbnail

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https://twitter.com/zcashbrazil/status/1756033198671204663

*We are working on this wallet tutorial using it as a use case of good practices and teaching the dynamics of seeds and keys.

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My First Zcash Book Layout and Diagramation (first step)

Sketch of Cover Process (not final images) and Select Color Palet




James Katz dev Report: Zcash Brazil - February 2024

  • VPC hosting and API Keys

Many services maintained by James Katz depend on VPC hosting and API keys. All of these service payments are up to date. Currently, these services are:

  • 3 Amazon AWS / LightSail instances
  • OpenAI API key
  • New domain registered

This month James registered a new domain, for possible future use: zcashbrasil.com.br.

  • Dizzy support and maintenance

Dizzy is the discord bot for micropayments.
James provided support for discord users and restarted the service a few times, due to network errors.

  • ZecFaucet problem - ticket opened and solved

ZecFaucet was down for a few days due to a problem with Lightsail. James opened a ticket and solved the problem.

  • Configuring, hosting, and maintaining Discord bridges

James is hosting and supporting a few Discord and telegram bridges. This month there was a new bridge:

  • YWallet <> Zcash Global bridge.
  • Telegram captcha bot

James continued working on a captcha bot, to help the English community secure their telegram group. The newest feature includes an automated protection against spam join of fake users.


@vito PR report, @vitozkp is also helping zechub on media socials.

We started the month preparing for Twitter Spaces with Brave Brasil.

With the new integration on the way, we have prepared an article to explain to the community about Brave, the Zcash Integration, and the adoption of both projects.

We posted the article on Substack, Free2Z, Odysee & Youtube


We posted the complete ZeBoot summary for the Brazilian community


We translate Arborist Calls and post on Substack, Free2Z, Odysee, Discord (EN & PT), Twitter, Instagram


We organized a community Poker tournament in partnership with ZecHub & Brave


We continue to inform the community about all the news happening in the ecosystem through Weekly Calls, with informative articles and community calls every Thursday

WeeklyCall #4 (1/02/2024)


WeeklyCall #5 (08/02/2024)


WeeklyCall #6 (22/02/2024)

In this session we compile information from Zec Weekly 81 and 82 into just one Weekly Call because we skipped a week due to the carnival events in Brazil


WeeklyCall #7 (29/02/2024)

We are posting this report on the 26th, the call will take place on the 29th, so we will update this post to complete the Milestone


We translate all ZecWeeklys of the month

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We’re keeping the Discord community updated by posting all updates in the Electric Coin Co, Zcash Community Grants & Zcash Foundation rooms

:orange_circle:丨electric-coin-company


:full_moon:丨zcash-community-grants


:zebra:丨zcash-foundation


We helped Elise set up her rooms on Zcash Global. A Big Shout Out to Elise for her initiative, charisma, and determination in helping Zcash evolve with its project.

If you are a writer, or designer, if you want to contribute in any way, check out the :writing_hand:┊writing-content-geniuses room to see the topics or :loudspeaker:┊announcements to see whats happening.


We’ve made Updates to improve the UX for new users on Discord.

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In addition, we are carrying out constant maintenance on the server so that the user has the best experience


We wrote a step-by-step tutorial for beginners on how to install Zingo on your computer + video tutorial

We made a meme competition and posted it on Substack, Free2Z, Discord, and social media

Note 2: We also carried out constant maintenance on the server, including the most important one: Creation and addition of the ZcashBridge bot, where we can bridge rooms, and telegrams without limits. With this, we repaired the bridges that were broken in the ES, ZF AV, and Zcash EN categories → Zcash Community on Telegram


@E-zec CM report:

Full-Time Community Monitoring and Onboarding of New Users

Zcash Brazil Weekly Meeting Minutes

Cybersecurity Quiz Application

Weekly Call #4

I’m take with Michael and vito during the weekly call. An image from the session is included below:

Weekly Call #5

I’m take with Michael and vito during the weekly call. An image from the session is included below

TT Spaces Zcash Brazil X Brave Brazil Support

Support was provided during the first zcash x Brave meeting.

Weekly Call #6

I’m take with Michael and vito during the weekly call. An image from the session is included below


Social media metrics:

NOTE: We also have ZechubBrazil channels, YouTube, Podcast, Hive, Odysee, and Substack channels, threads, and others.

Milestone 2 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:

Zcash Brazil Team compensation:

Total: $5600

(You will be paid out in ZEC based on the USD market price at payout time.)

For all Zcash Community:

Our art, code, and work are open-source and free to use.

Thank you so much!

Deliverable 2.1: Zcash Brazil team report: Done.

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Saw the plussss! Thank you @Michae2xl, I’s being an honor being lead by you, since the very beguining!

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lets go! doing so much amazin stuff :100:

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excellent initiative. The more people get involved with Zcash, understanding this currency, demystifying privacy, the better it is for our community.

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