Zcash Developers Update 4-9-2021 – Zcash Community

Here are your weekly Zcash updates:

  • The Sapling privateness set is about 3x bigger than it was a yr in the past. Check out extra Zcash stats on the ECC metrics web page.
  • NU5 activation timeline up to date. Mainnet activation is now scheduled for October 1.
  • NU5 is an enormous deal as a result of it is going to mark the activation of Halo Orchard on the Zcash mainnet. This will cast off the ‘trusted setup’ and permit for the addition of latest capabilities with out difficult and dangerous ceremonies. Halo Orchard additionally paves the best way for extra scalable, programmable Zcash!

Mark your calendars –

  • 4/27 and 5/25 – We have nice audio system lined up for the following two Zeal calls: Ashkan Soltani, Robin Berjon will talk about Global Privacy Control in April and Julia Angwin will talk about journalism holding massive tech accountable in May. Read extra right here.

Community Shoutouts – Shout out to plutoforever for submitting neighborhood PR. Shout out to Mandeep (Nighthawk) and Elio (impartial) for PRs primarily to deal with UI round memos between sending to t or sending to z in wallets, Mandeep fastened a safety discovering associated to elimination of logging whereas typing characters.


  • Fixed bug for home windows cross compile failure
  • Massive construct time discount from rust docs bug repair
  • Full take a look at suite for Ubuntu working in Tekton
  • Ubuntu 20.0.4 builder picture up to date
  • Debian 10 builder picture up to date (with just a few points because of Debian 10 defaulting to an older model of minGW)
  • Security collaboration for geographic redundancy of VM snapshots


  • Produced launch 4.4.0-rc1
  • Continued to refine Unified Addresses definition and UX
  • Began drafting ZIP 316
  • Halo scientific evaluation in progress, spearheaded by Mary Maller member of the SAG 


  • Reviewing Orchard spec, safety proofs and unified addresses.
  • Sinsemilla python implementation is completed (thanks Daira for catching bugs)
  • Redwood – evaluation of cargo instruments, including json to rust-secure-code/cargo-supply-chain


  • Rescan api for error restoration applied in each SDKs,
  • Lightwalletd “getAddressUtxo” applied and merged,
  • Publishing of Android SDK moved to Maven Central
  • Android moved to 1 SDK library (as an alternative of two for testnet/mainnet)

What to observe, CodedBias is a documentary on biases and AI algorithms. The movie options researchers and technologists together with Joy Buolamwini, Cathy O’Neil, Meredith Broussard, Silkie Carlo, Virginia Eubanks, Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and others. Worth watching this weekend in case you have nothing else in your Netflix queue.

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