We’ve been doing a variety of assessing and organizing during the last couple months to verify we’re delivering on our mission: constructing and supporting Zcash to drive higher freedom and alternative for everybody. Final month, we wrote about our transition from an engineering-led to a market-led product technique. We’ve weighed in on the proof of stake dialog, and kicked off a examine to help Zcash Shielded Property.
And we’re planning for a January activation of NU5 and a giant launch of the Halo Arc product suite, together with the NU5-compatible Zcashd, an up to date ECC Reference Pockets, up to date cell pockets SDKs, and options that may allow Zcash to be Shielded by Default.
Though we initially hoped to launch Halo Arc this fall, we’ve allotted further time for our third-party implementation audit cycle which is scheduled to finish subsequent week. We additionally found some methods to facilitate higher interoperability between Zcash and initiatives which might be planning to make use of Poseidon, so we’re engaged on a generally-usable Poseidon specification which could result in a change in our implementation.
The up to date timeline displays our dedication to the protection and high quality of the improve and releases. It permits us to include audit findings, it permits us to bolster the workforce the place wanted, and it ensures we’re not attempting to push a number of new releases throughout the holidays.
It additionally offers us a little bit of time to ramp up on adoption efforts. First, we’d like to verify wallets and exchanges are prepared for Halo Arc. Shielded by Default requires it. And we’re being tight-lipped in the intervening time, however we have now some thrilling campaigns within the works, partnering with among the most fascinating and revolutionary groups within the area to broaden attain and get new customers onboarded on Zcash. We will’t wait to point out you all.
We’re assured this schedule adjustment will permit sufficient time for a secure deployment of NU5 and loads of time to work with our companions to make sure they’re prepared on the time of activation. We’re extremely enthusiastic about NU5 and what it means for the way forward for Zcash and sit up for a profitable improve!