I would like to wish everyone celebrating, a Happy Chinese New Year!
Zcoin has gone through many changes and challenges since its launch in 28 September 2016 and it is thanks to the support of the community, the investors and my team that has kept this project moving forward.
We’ve had a lot of positive developments just in the past two months:
- Listing on BTC38, China’s largest altcoin exchange
- Tim joining us as an investor who brings with him his marketing team and extensive Chinese contacts along with additional funding
- Aizensou, an experienced developer joining our team
- Zcoin’s price rising from USD0.40 to about USD1.80 (at the time of writing)
- Numerous performance and usability improvements to the Zcoin wallet
- New mining pools launched Maxminers and soon to be launched MiningPoolHub
I would like to personally thank Tim Lee and his team who worked hard to make the BTC38 listing possible and also to Roger Ver and our other anonymous investor in supporting our efforts. I would also like to thank the community for lending their support with special mentions to Glitch for his help on the website and Reddit theming and the many others who have helped us test various aspects of Zcoin and give their feedback in Slack.
We are in an excellent position to continue moving forward and over the next few weeks our development would be focused on:
- Addressing the cloud mining abuse and the algorithm change to favor GPU
- Making the process and minting and spending of Zerocoins easier along with some bug fixes
- MTP development to continue (still on track for a late March release)
Once that is complete we will move to:
- Development of optimized mining software for MTP
- Updating Bitcoin core (30% complete currently)
- Exploring the implementation of Znodes (incentivized nodes) to provide services and strengthen the network
- Further GUI improvements
May the year of the Rooster bring good fortune and health to you and your loved ones! Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has helped me and Zcoin.