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?
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!
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?
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.
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
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.