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⧉infominer 23-Aug-18 05:19 PM
⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 12:41 AM
We’re happy to announce the release of Zcash 2.0.0, the first Sapling-compatible version of the Zcash node software! Sapling Activation …
⧉infominer 06-Sep-18 01:27 AM
This doesn't get mentioned often, but #zcash is in a super weird position. They cannot afford for ppl to actually use zcash to protect their privacy from govt right now. It's for their safety, their investors $, and to allow them to continue working on zcash. https://t.co/...
⧉infominer 08-Oct-18 01:09 AM
There's been some claims made recently that a compromise of the Zcash trusted setup can't compromise privacy. I checked with one of the cryptographers working on zk-SNARKs, and these claims are false. A compromised MPC absolutely can wreck privacy; Zooko needs to correct...
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⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 05:28 AM
Zcash’s next major upgrade, codenamed Sapling, will be activated later this year. One of our final goals before activation is …
⧉infominer 14-Nov-18 05:13 PM
zk-SNARKs are a novel form of zero-knowledge cryptography which allow for private Zcash transactions. These transactions can be fully encrypted on the blockchain, yet still be verified by zK-SNARKs as valid under the network’s consensus rules.
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 09:49 PM
Now that Sapling has activated and active work on ecosystem adoption is underway, we’ve begun early planning for our next protocol upgrade, codenamed Zcash Blossom. Upgrade Development Process A lot of my personal effort in planning for this upgrade has been initially focu...
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 11:05 PM
Message I got from Zooko re: their efforts to recover the missing Zcash trusted setup ceremony transcript. Given there is a chance at a market moving hundreds of millions of dollars screw up, I don't want to be in possession of any insider info. So I'm making this transpa...
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⧉infominer 19-Feb-19 01:18 AM
I do have issues with the original zcash ceremony Namely because a whole 6 people participated which seems (sarcasm heavily implied) super safe and secure But there's a reason there was a another (public) ceremony with an actual decentralized participation that had a hell of a lot more participants And that's why there was a very strong push from the zcash devs to switch the protocol to using the parameters from that ceremony Here's the paper for the powers of tau ceremony (the second one that was public)
https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1050
⧉infominer 21-Jul-19 02:23 AM
A private version of the crypto protocol lightning network is headed to zcash, with the potential it could be added for other blockchains soon.
⧉infominer 06-Aug-19 04:26 PM
It's a widespread mistake to think that the Zcash Founders Reward or a possible future Dev Fund results in higher sell pressure on the coin compared to sending 100% of the coins to miners. Here's my post on reddit about this in response to a comment: https://t.co/UbGSocfl0s
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⧉infominer 07-Aug-19 05:19 AM
@sonyasupposedly @nic__carter 1/ It’s a sticky situation. On the surface level, one would say that “dev fund bad”, while on the other hand I see no way for ZEC to stay above water in current state without the high-pay team currently helping to maintain it. But it’...
⧉infominer 09-Aug-19 02:49 AM
A private version of the crypto protocol lightning network is headed to zcash, with the potential it could be added for other blockchains soon.
⧉infominer 11-Aug-19 09:35 PM
‎Show Zero Knowledge, Ep Episode 84: Zcash community & more with Amber Baldet - Jul 3, 2019