We're almost there, Zcash is ready on the starting line. Just the latest pieces of code to implement to reduce risks and prevent problems during the official launch, scheduled for the morning of October 28, 2016 according to the Pacific time (PDT).
With a post on the z.cash blog, October 27, the team has released information about the latest changes occurred. Two releases made available to a few hours away from each other: 1.0.0-rc3 released; 1.0.0-rc4 just closed few hours ago. The first has served to fix some bugs and update any dependencies on external applications, such as upgrading to the 6.2.23 version of Berkeley DB.
The revision 1.0.0-rc4 is to prepare the imminent launch of Zcash anonymous currency. They have added some parameters to zk-SNARK and private addresses to the remuneration of the founders and investors. The team invites the community to test this version to flush out the bugs last minute.
Zcash launch delayed for a few hours
Postponed by a few hours the launch, the morning of October 28 according to the Pacific Time Zone hour, corresponding to the North American band that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The hours of anxious waiting that separate Zcash its inception, will be used by the team to make changes only strictly necessary to remove any obstacles that could block the official launch. The code is ready to generate the genesis block.
Happy birth Zcash!
How I can get Zcash immediately
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