Happy November, friends! In chronological order, here’s how the Zcash Foundation spent its time during October
We contributing to sponsoring Crypto Springs, a conference in Southern California. Executive Director Josh Cincinnatti attended.
We held a successful meetup during SF Blockchain Week. The presentations were not recorded, but here’s a snapshot of Alejandro Machado as he described his research on Zcash usage in Venezuela: https://twitter.com/ZcashFoundation/status/1050224386060382208
We published a blog post with updates from the previous round of grant winners, and included a brief note on the delay in announcing the next round: https://z.cash.foundation/blog/update-on-grants/
That brief note is important enough to excerpt here:You may be wondering what on earth is going on with our Grants Program. We know that this answer is unsatisfying, but we’re dealing with internal delays and figuring out how to address the process deficiencies for future programs. Our plan for Q4 and beyond is to switch to a more lightweight, nimble funding option. The Grants Program has produced excellent work, but the Foundation wants to accelerate that progress and improve our ability to support the Zcash ecosystem.
Later in the month, we hosted a Sapling celebration livestream that featured Q&A with Zcash Company engineers and other staff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtIYLqHfbSk
Here’s the most exciting item on the list! We announced a technical partnership with Parity Technologies to build an independent Zcash node implementation. Many more details in our press release: https://z.cash.foundation/blog/parity-partnership/
Parity’s blog post: https://medium.com/paritytech/parity-teams-up-with-zcash-foundation-for-parity-zcash-client-cca8a47e18f3
CoinDesk coverage: https://www.coindesk.com/parity-zcash-crypto/
At the very end of the month, Executive Director Josh Cincinnati spoke at Devcon4, as d...