In September 2022 the Zcash Community Grants committee voted 4/5 to provide ~$128_000.00 USD in ZEC to ZingoLabs for the delivery of an Orchard-UA supporting lightclient.
We’re quite proud of the work we’ve done before, during, and since the period covered by the grant to not only deliver the software we described in the grant proposal itself on time, but also to add additional features, and contribute to various related software projects within the community.
The purpose of this thread is to give more detailed insight into the value that we’re producing.
Of course, the most obvious and important product is a User-facing application that:
operates under the SandBlast (with fast syncing)
gracefully handles the nuanced interface presented by the UA protocol
has a vibrant community of developers THAT ARE USERS
You can download an application that fulfills those requirements right now for Android.
You can also build and run the command utility zingo-cli specified in this repo:
We can provide access to an “internal test” version on ios… but are navigating the App Store Review Process for Apple. We don’t know how long it will take to receive permission to publish there.
But what else have we provided?
Depending on community interest we can point to where we have contributed to related code-bases (orchard, librustzcash) or which other projects we’re working with to build new features (trezor).
And where are we going?
We’re eager to hear from the community. What are you interested in? What insights do you want from us? What do you think of our direction?
Yes, the zwl UA is of an Orchard only type. It’s a particular design choice but it keeps things pretty simple. Zwl seeds are compatible with being imported by other capable wallets like Ywallet but probably not vice-versa.