Stay connected with us by subscribing to our Newsletter!

We deliver news not only on the developments of the Foundation, but also the Zcash ecosystem as a whole. We take your privacy and security seriously. We do not share your information with anyone else. Our subscribers can unsubscribe from us at any time.

Stay connected with the Zcash Foundation-News

News Categories

Board Minutes: July 18, 2022

Started at 4:04 pm ET.  Directors present: Andrew Miller, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Jack Gavigan  Foundation employees also present: Alex Bornstein (Secretary)

Read More »

June 2022 ZCAP Expansion

We previously announced a plan to expand the Zcash Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP) ahead of the upcoming Zcash Community Grants (ZCG) committee election. Following this

Read More »

Board Minutes: May 16, 2022

Started at 1:02 pm ET.  Directors present: Andrew Miller, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Matthew Green, Jack Gavigan  Foundation employees also present: Alex

Read More »

Farewell, Janito

Janito joined the Foundation last June, and, over the past eleven months, he has proven himself to be a valuable member of the Foundation team.

Read More »

Zcon3 Event Announcement

Zcon3 is headed to Vegas! The Zcash Foundation is excited to announce that Zcon3 will be held in-person, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas,

Read More »

Board Minutes: April 18, 2022

Started at 1:10 pm ET.  Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Matthew Green, Jack Gavigan, Peter Van Valkenburgh Foundation employees also present: Alex Bornstein (Secretary)

Read More »

Board Minutes: February 11, 2022

Started at 3:06 pm ET.  Directors present: Andrew Miller, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet, Matthew Green, Jack Gavigan.  Foundation employees also present: Alex Bornstein (Secretary) Ian

Read More »

Welcoming the new ZOMG Committee

On December 20th, the Zcash Foundation polled the Zcash Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP) to determine which candidates should be elected to the next Major Grants Review Committee,

Read More »

Expanding the ZCAP

Last week, we announced the revised schedule for ZOMG elections. The ZOMG Committee is elected by the Zcash Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP), a panel of community

Read More »

Board Minutes: November 19, 2021

Started at 3:04pm ET. Directors present: Amber Baldet, Jack Gavigan, Ian Miers, Andrew Miller, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Alex Bornstein (Secretary) Apologies:

Read More »

ZOMG & Conflicts of Interest

During recent discussions with potential candidates for the Zcash Open Major Grants Committee (ZOMG), the question of conflicts of interest arose, as some candidates have

Read More »

Improving Support for ZOMG

Since November last year, the Foundation has provided support to ZOMG (the Zcash Open Major Grants Committee; formerly known as the Major Grants Review Committee) in the

Read More »

Board Minutes: July 2, 2021

Started at 4:05pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet (joined at 4:50pm ET), Jack Gavigan. Foundation employees

Read More »

Board Minutes: June 25, 2021

Started at 4pm EST. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet, Jack Gavigan. Foundation employees also present: Alex Bornstein.

Read More »

Board Minutes: March 26, 2021

Started at 4:30pm EST. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet. Foundation employees also present: Jack Gavigan. Topics discussed:

Read More »

Farewell Jane

Jane joined the Foundation last June, and, over the past nine months, she has applied her deep Rust expertise to the Zebra project, helping lay

Read More »

Board Minutes: February 5, 2021

Started at 4:35 P.M ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet. Foundation employees also present: Antonie Hodge, Jack

Read More »

Goodbye, Henry

After two years as the Zcash Foundation’s Principal Cryptographic Researcher, Henry de Valence is stepping down. Henry was the Zcash Foundation’s first technical hire and left a deep imprint

Read More »

FROST at SAC and Updates

We are pleased to say that FROST has been accepted into the Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) 2020 Conference, which took place last week. We thank

Read More »

Board Minutes: October 20, 2020

Started at 4:00 P.M ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers. Foundation employees also present: Antonie Hodge, Chelsea Komlo, Danika

Read More »

Farewell to George

It is on a bittersweet note that we announce that George Tankersley is leaving the Foundation. George has been a part of the Zcash community for nearly

Read More »

Board Minutes: July 15, 2020

Started at 11:35 A.M. ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie

Read More »

Announcing a New Version of FROST

We are pleased to announce an updated version of FROST, a Flexible Round-Optimized Schnorr Threshold signature scheme. FROST is designed to reduce the interaction between participants

Read More »

Board Minutes: June 1, 2020

Started at 1:05pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Board Minutes: April 3, 2020

Started at 3:08pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge. Topics discussed:

Read More »

ZIP 1014 Poll Results

The combined Community Advisory Panel and forum user poll on ZIP 1014 is complete. Of 119 eligible participants, 88 voted, representing similar levels of turnout to the

Read More »

Board Minutes: January 29, 2020

Started at 3:20pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

ZF Grants 2.0

We last updated you on Zcash Foundation grants in June. At the time, we had just debuted ZF Grants, the community funding platform that Grant.io built for us. It’s

Read More »

Presenting a Modified ZIP 1012

As promised in the Foundation’s last post, I’d like to present the Foundation’s proposed updates to ZIP 1012. Thanks to community feedback on our proposed changes to

Read More »

Board Minutes: December 6, 2019

Started at 3:05pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Amber Baldet. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Engineering Roadmap 2020

At the beginning of this year, executive director Josh Cincinnati set goals for the Zcash Foundation, “with a renewed energy toward redistributing centers of unilateral power

Read More »

Board Minutes: October 30, 2019

Started at 3:00pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge, George Tankersley.

Read More »

Board Minutes: October 11, 2019

Started at 8:35pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge. Topics discussed: Trademark discussion

Read More »

Board Minutes: August 31, 2019

Started at 1:05pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Board Minutes: August 5, 2019

Started at 10:45am ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Board Minutes: July 10, 2019

Started at 3pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Zcon1 Recap

Zcon1, the second annual privacy and technology conference hosted by the Zcash Foundation, was held in Split, Croatia on June 22 – 24, 2019. It

Read More »

Introducing Zepio Wallet

The Zcash Foundation is delighted to announce Zepio Wallet, a shielded-first, cross-platform Zcash wallet that includes a full zcashd node. Sync and spend to your heart’s content! (Or

Read More »

Board Minutes: May 21, 2019

Started at 4pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge.

Read More »

Board Minutes: May 13, 2019

Started at 11am ET in New York City. Directors present: Andrew Miller (via telephone), Amber Baldet (via telephone), Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh.

Read More »

Board Minutes: May 6, 2019

Started at 4pm ET. Directors present: Andrew Miller, Amber Baldet, Ian Miers, Matthew Green, Peter Van Valkenburgh. Employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge. Topics

Read More »

ZecWallet: New Name and Rapid Progress

Last November, the Zcash Foundation announced our ongoing financial support of zec-qt-wallet, an open-source application created by Aditya Kulkarni. The wallet is a shielded-first, cross-platform GUI that

Read More »

Announcing ZF Grants

The Zcash Foundation’s new platform for grants and community funding, ZF Grants, is in open beta on the Zcash testnet! The full launch will come in

Read More »

Board Minutes: November 15, 2018

Started 2pm ET. Board members in attendance: Andrew Miller, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Matt Green Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati, Antonie Hodge Topics

Read More »

Scaleable Privacy and Threats

Ian Miers’ Zcon0 presentation on the importance of financial privacy, and how technology can be used to achieve it, is now available as a professionally edited video.

Read More »

Zcon0 Recap

Zcon0 was our first annual conference, and it went incredibly well. We spent June 26 – 28 in beautiful Montréal, where we were blessed with

Read More »

Board Minutes: June 28, 2018

Started 3pm EDT Board members in attendance: Amber Baldet, Andrew Miller, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Ian Miers, Matt Green Foundation employees also present: Josh Cincinnati (virtually),

Read More »

Board Minutes: June 22, 2018

17:00-18:05 EDT. Board members in attendance: Andrew, Matt, Peter Foundation employees also present: Josh, Antonie Discussion of proposed Conflict of Interest Policy Vote to approve

Read More »

Board Minutes: February 2, 2018

16:30-17:31 GMT Board members in attendance: Peter, Andrew, Yan, Matt Foundation employees in attendance: Josh, Antonie Zcon0 Antonie presented Zcon0 budget General agreement on “no

Read More »

Board Minutes: October 29, 2017

Responding by email: Andrew, Peter, Yan, Naval, Matt Board Resolution The board discussed the recommendations of the grant proposal committee https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/ZcashFoundation/commit/23a4063916bebf8641c98db133afb135a656052a and decided to approve

Read More »

Courage Welcomes Zcash Donations

Courage, the international organisation that supports truthtellers, will begin to accept donations in Zcash (ZEC) from today. Supporters can make donations to the organisation, or

Read More »

Test Transaction Awards

Announcing the Zcash Foundation Test Transaction Awards The Zcash Foundation is pleased to announce the three recipients of the “Test Transaction Awards” (also known as

Read More »