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