Parity will not conduct Ethereum Hardfork

According to Parity's spokesperson, they got the "clear and loud" feedback from the community and decided to look for other options except hardfork
18 December 2017   1329

The developer of software for Ethereum blockchain Parity Technologies may refuse to make changes to the network protocols to unlock $275 frozen on wallets with multi-signature, reports CoinDesk.

Actually, I don’t want to talk about it, except that one point is that Parity doesn’t want to follow up on the proposals, because we see the feedback was clear and loud.
 

Afri Schoedon

Spokesperson, Parity

He also added that the developers will not continue working on existing proposals to update the network to unlock the funds, and will consider alternative solutions.

It is worth reminding that due to issue, users' funds for hundreds of thousands dollars were "frozen". One of the most possible ways to solve this was named a new Ethereum hardfork.

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   247

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.