Zcash's Hardfork Overwinter Implemented

Additionally to hardfork implementation, team had unveiled the roadmap proposal
27 June 2018   1453

Zcash reported the successful activation of Overwinter - the software needed for the future major upgrade called Sapling.

The Overwinter upgrade was activated on June 26, at 00:42 UTC on the 347,500 block. The new software, first of all, opens the way for one more important update of Zcash called Sapling, activation of which is expected in September of this year.

Overwinter includes version control, protection from replaying transactions for future upgrades, an overall improvement in the health of transparent transactions, and other new features.

While it is unclear the exact number of nodes that supported the update of Overwinter. However, previously the developer of Zcash, Simon Liu, told CoinDesk about "unanimous support" by all network members. So, on the website of the project, it was said that 12 crypto-exchange exchanges, as well as various mining pools, claimed about the support of Overwinter.

Also, Zcash team provided the roadmap proposal. Zcash roadmap keynotes:

  • Reference User Wallet
  • Privacy Adoption
  • Protocol Research and Development
  • Ongoing Business Development and Marketing
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Support
  • Decentralization Support

Messari to Issue "Crypto Theses for 2020"

According to the report of the analytical startup, Binance and Twitter CEOs Zhao and Dorsey are the top "people to watch" next year
18 December 2019   609

The analytical startup Messari presented a rating of persons and trends that will predetermine the further development of the cryptocurrency market.

Binance Exchange CEO Changpen Zhao is on the first place among people. Researchers responded to the active development of the site and the huge influence of Zhao himself on the opinion of the crypto community.

Second place went to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who opened a cryptocurrency branch in his payment company Square and promoting the ideas of bitcoin to the masses.

Researchers awarded third place to lawyer Brian Klein, who is currently running the case of Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith, accused of violating US sanctions laws. According to them, in the next decade, the cryptocurrency industry will face many lawsuits.

In fourth place was the director of strategic development of CoinShares investment company Meltem Demirors, who used the term “shtcoin” at the Libra vs. USA congress.

Fifth place went to US Congressman Brad Sherman, who, according to Messari, poses a threat to cryptocurrencies, calling them a tool of terrorists and tax evaders.

Morgan Beller, co-founder of the Libra project from Facebook, took the sixth line of the rating.

MakerDAO Foundation CEO Rune Christensen, who influenced the DeFi ecosystem and managed to solve several critical problems in his own project, is in seventh place.

On the eighth line is Zcash founder Zooko Wilcox, who continues to contribute to maintaining confidentiality in the cryptocurrency market.

The ninth place is held by the founder of TRON, Justin Sun, thanks to the successful acquisition of BitTorrent, Poloniex and Steemit, as well as a scandalous dinner with Warren Buffett.

On the tenth, host of the popular Bitcoin podcast, Peter McCormack. Researchers noted his significant contribution to the popularization of cryptocurrencies and the educational content of his programs.