Zcash Community Advisory Panel
The Zcash Community Advisory Panel (ZCAP) is a panel of community members established by the Zcash Foundation (ZF) as a means of soliciting advisory input from the Zcash community.
ZCAP was originally formed in 2018 as a community governance panel. It has been repeatedly expanded, and, as of November 2022, there are 164 members from across the Zcash community.
Since its inception, ZF has solicited ZCAP’s advisory input on the appointment of the Zcash Foundation board of directors, and on questions ranging from whether Zcash should move to an ASIC-resistant consensus algorithm to what the short- and long-term priorities for Zcash should be. The ZCAP also played a key role in the governance process that resulted in ZIP 1014, which established the Dev Fund and the Zcash Community Grants program, and the Zcash Community Grants committee is elected by ZCAP.
The Zcash Foundation is committed to making the ZCAP more independent and representative of the Zcash community. Over time, we have expanded the eligibility criteria for ZCAP membership, including criteria that were suggested by members of the Zcash community.