Parity to Create Alternative Client for Zcash

New node will be written in the Rust language and will become the first alternative client for zcashd
20 March 2019   698

A leading developer of ecosystem solutions for Ethereum, Parity Technologies has announced a partnership with the Zcash Foundation. As part of this cooperation, the first alternative client for the private cryptocurrency Zcash will be created.

The message notes that the new node will be written in the Rust language and will become the first alternative client for zcashd - own client of Zcash Company.

In addition, according to the Zcash Foundation, Parity's expertise in creating the implementation of network nodes in networks with multiple clients demonstrated the importance of developing communities and further decentralization.

Our technical collaboration with the Zcash Foundation will bolster the cryptocurrency as a tool for financial privacy. We’re excited to leverage the time and expertise that we’ve already invested in Parity Bitcoin, while familiarizing our engineers with zero-knowledge cryptography and building a foundation for a Polkadot Zcash bridge.
 

Fredrik Harrysson

CTO, Parity

On Tuesday, March 19, the Chinese manufacturer of equipment for mining cryptocurrency Bitmain introduced the device Antminer Z11 based on a 12-nm chip. The new miner is focused on mining ZCash and other cryptocurrencies based on the Equihash algorithm, and as Bitmain claims, it is three times more powerful than its predecessor Antminer Z9 mini.

Actix-Web Framework to be Given to the Community

The criticism storm had made the creator of the popular solution delete it, but now he restored it give to the community
21 January 2020   141

The author of the actix-web web framework, which was deleted a few days ago due to bullying, returned the repository with the code, as it was in demand by some developers.

I realized, a lot of people depends on actix. And it would be unfair to just delete repos. I promote JohnTitor to project leader. He did very good job helping me for the last year. I hope new community of developers emerge. And good luck!
 

Nikolay Kim

Creator, actix-web

At the same time, the author of actix-web still does not intend to continue development, but will transfer the project to the community and recommended JohnTitor, who previously assisted in the development, as a leader.

Recently, Nikolay faced a lot of criticism and bullying because he "hadn't follow the paradigm of Rust development" and "misused" the language. This made the talanted developer to leave the open source development and delete his creation. But his mind slightly changed now and the community has an opportunity to use and develop great solution.