Zcash podcasts drop episodes, ZFAV club meets next week, and more!
Curated by "squirrel" (zksquirrel)
Welcome to ZecWeekly
Hello! Delighted to bring you all the best of the past week in Zcash and some upcoming events to set your reminders for.
If you would like to make next weeks newsletter, head over to our site. We'll be happy to guide you through the process, it's a great way to learn about the ecosystem and earn ZEC!
This week’s educational piece
We released a podcast with Zcash Ecosystem Security Lead, Taylor Hornby, this week. We talked through a number of historical topics, but most importantly, we talked through security practices that can help new users.
There was a ton of nuance in the conversation, and every person will need to assess their own situation before deciding how they want to securely use ZEC. But, the biggest takeaway is that you shouldn’t use ZEC as a pass-through.
What does that mean? Basically, if you receive some ZEC to a shielded wallet, you shouldn’t de-shield all of it within a short amount of time. Every ZEC transaction, shielded or unshielded, leaks a bit of data about you, so to minimize that, you want to store an amount of ZEC in the shielded pool over a decent period of time. This will strengthen your privacy set, so when you do run transactions, there will be minimum data leakage about your transactions.
Tl;dr? Always have a little bit of ZEC in the shielded pool. It gives you the best privacy, especially when you’re spending ZEC.
Watch the episode here.
ECC & ZF Updates
Gary Weinstein talks at Blockchain Governance Initiative Network
Zcash Community Grants Updates
News & Media
EFF Copyright Week - Rethinking Tech Regulation and Creative Labor
Privacidad en la Web3 - Manta, SCRT, Zcash & Nym Twitter Spaces
Some Zcash Tweets
Zeme of the Week
Jobs in the Ecosystem
Thanks for reading ZecWeekly! Subscribe for free to receive the zl;dr on all things Zcash.