ZOMG Open Call for Candidates 2021

Great post Zooko. At the risk of continuing an off topic convo, would ECC/ZF be able to provide the community a list of wallets, exchanges, and partners that are committed to shielded by default? I think this may be a good way to keep track of the shield by default campaign and allow zcashers to crowdsource their efforts at bugging partners to enable shielded by default strategies.

Also, it would be great to have a campaign website or something that keeps track of shielded versus non shielded traffic live. It could be similar to the let’s encrypt campaign for internet traffic. Framing it in comparison to internet traffic encryption may really get the point across and normalize encrypted blockchain transactions as something we can all be more familiar with (encrypted internet traffic). Maybe there’s somebody who wants to run a zomg grant to make a website like this?


The official list of candidates for ZOMG are:

  1. @wobbzz Wobbzz for ZOMG
  2. @kayabaNerve Luke Parker for ZOMG
  3. @Souptacular Hudson for ZOMG
  4. @aquietinvestor Jason McGee for ZOMG
  5. @dontpanicburns Dontpanicburns for ZOMG
  6. @aiyadt Aiyadt for ZOMG
  7. @BrunchTime Brunchtime for ZOMG

The next step is a December 15th Video call where the community can ask questions to these candidates:

  • On December 15th ZF will host an open community video call , inviting all candidates to participate and giving community members an opportunity to ask them questions directly. SIGN UP HERE

  • On December 20th ZF will open a Helios poll with the Zcash Community Advisory Panel to select five candidates to serve on the next ZOMG Committee.

  • Polling will close on December 31st


Yes. Updates will be made to Z.cash. Additionally, you’ll see a new campaign from ECC in early Jan.

However, it’s not inclusive of the traffic suggestion and think it’d be cool if someone did something like you suggest.


Sign up for the December 15 Candidates meeting here:



What a great line up! I’ve seen several of these candidates contributing positively in various ways to the Zcash community for a long time. I’m excited to see which 5 of these 7 the ZCAP elects and to get started working with them in the new year! :slight_smile:


Request for community questions!

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This says the call is at 8pm UTC/4pm EST, yet EST is -5. Despite listing UTC primarily, the actual Zoom time field is set to the declared EST time. Would it be possible to clarify which time is correct?


Corrected, thank you!

21:00-22:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
1 – 2:30 P.M. Pacific Time (PT)
2 – 3:30 P.M. Mountain Time (MT)
4 - 5:30 P.M. Eastern Time (ET)


I am unable to attend tomorrow’s Community Call due to holiday travel plans that were scheduled before the Zcash Foundation released its Revised Schedule For ZOMG Elections.

I am still running for ZOMG, and I will still push for the ZIP 1014-1 Amendment.

If you have any questions for me, please post them to my candidacy announcement thread.



Not sure this is the best thread — mods please feel free to move it to a better thread — but I just saw a new move from the Ethereum Foundation grant-making organization that I thought was interesting and we should consider empowering a future ZOMG to use. (It is a lot like the way the Zcash community of ZEC holders currently funds Zcash Foundation and Electric Coin Co!)


Hey Jason, if possible, please try to attend the ZOMG candidate call tomorrow, even for a short time, as there are clearly several outstanding concerns from the forum thread which could benefit being discussed over the call.


The outstanding issues are being resolved via this poll.


Mixing the 24 hour clock with the 12 hour clock scrambled my brain for a second there, I was reading the final 3 rows as an incorrectly numbered list!!



If you are referring to Mario who was helping Chris, he stepped back after one meeting.

The other person (ML) was added only after a person left (Sarah).

There has always been a max 5 voting members of ZOMG. If you want to increase the number to 7 then you should submit a ZIP amendment proposal like Jason is.


The December 15th ZOMG candidates call with @aiyadt @dontpanicburns @wobbzz @kayabaNerve is now up on YouTube:


Is there any ZOMG support person (@decentralistdan?) that could assemble a snapshot of all the ongoing ZOMG projects to the new ZOMG board?

Sort of like when new presidents are elected, they get a briefing of everything that is going on. This seems like a good way for incoming decision makers to get up to snuff.

For instance, on the community call (which I only watched a fraction of for now) @dontpanicburns mentioned he wants a Metamask style UI for Zcash. But isn’t there already a team (Zephyr) working on this? I don’t mean to call anyone out and I’m not sure of the details of Zephyr progress or if they will ultimately fulfill a MM void for Zcash, just pointing out we need some sort of transition process to make things smooth and efficient :slight_smile:


Hi @David_Heisenberg. Jointly responding with @decentralistdan to your question.

ZF will be providing a comprehensive welcome for the new committee that will cover all of the important information, processes, etc. that they’ll need to know. There is a lot of information to share. We’ll also be providing plenty of opportunities for the new committee to review and make changes to processes and approaches when there is flexibility to do so (some processes are setup like they are because there is no flexibility to do otherwise). We’ll do everything possible to set the new committee up for (continued) success.


Yes, they are making progress with a MM style plugin, the latest update is in this thread:
Project Zephyr Update


Polling has begun!