[ZcF-general] Zcash Foundation Update — February, 2019

Sonya Mann sonya at zfnd.org
Thu Feb 28 19:41:46 EST 2019


Hello everyone! Here's what the Zcash Foundation has been up to this month.
As usual, it's in roughly chronological order; this time I included dates
to make that more clear.

2/5
The Foundation's statement on the counterfeiting vulnerability found in
Zcash, which we published after the Electric Coin Company's disclosure:
https://www.zfnd.org/blog/sprout-disclosure/

2/7
Henry de Valence joined the Foundation as Principal Cryptographic
Researcher: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/henry-de-valence/

2/11
We announced a partnership with KZen Networks to bring n-of-n multisig to
Zcash: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/kzen-multisig/

2/11
Executive Director Josh Cincinnati wrote a script for auditing Zcash
supply: https://github.com/acityinohio/auditthezed

2/12
Ian Miers' article on the weaknesses of decoy-based privacy schemes was
posted on the Foundation's website, after its initial publication by Token
Daily: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/blockchain-privacy/

2/12
We confirmed that our contribution to the Monero Konferenco was received:
https://twitter.com/ZcashFoundation/status/1095502755588755458

2/15
Josh proposed changes to the Zcash Improvement Proposal process:
https://github.com/zcash/zips/pull/206

Feedback is more than welcome! We are writing a blog post, to be published
soon, explaining why ZIPs matter and their role in Zcash governance. ZIPs
will be key to protocol development going forward.

2/19
Henry published "Flexible precomputation for verification checks":
https://medium.com/@hdevalence/flexible-precomputation-for-verification-checks-1eadb9505a17

2/22
The Android version of zec-qt-wallet is available!
https://twitter.com/zecqtwallet/status/1099025819802918912
(Not a direct effort by Foundation staff, but we financially support the
project.)

2/26
Josh talked about the Foundation on an episode of the Decentralize This!
podcast:
https://blog.enigma.co/decentralize-this-episode-21-josh-cincinnati-c191523363c7

2/28
We stated our support for the ZKProof Standards project, and encouraged
people to participate in their second event:
https://www.zfnd.org/blog/zkproof-standards-workshop/

2/28
One of the Foundation's most recent grant recipients dropped out, and we
updated our announcement to reflect that:
https://www.zfnd.org/blog/q2-grant-winners/

That's all. Let us know if you have any questions or comments by replying
to this email (or the subsequent thread in the Zcash Community Forum).
Lastly, if you haven't done so already, consider attending or speaking at
Zcon1! https://www.zfnd.org/blog/zcon1-announcement/

Sonya Mann
Communications Manager
Zcash Foundation
sonya at zfnd.org
@sonyaellenmann <https://twitter.com/sonyaellenmann/>
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