Stewarding a brand new season at ECC


It’s my nice honor to be requested to steer ECC as CEO.

I need to thank Zooko for all the things he’s taught me within the six years that I’ve recognized him. I’ve deep respect and admiration for Zooko and his contributions to this trade and to mankind. He’s a really outstanding human. There’ll solely ever be one Zooko. 

Zcash is a particular challenge. Its goal to empower financial freedom is healthful and good. Its legacy is indelible. The innovation inside and the expertise behind it are simple. That it prospers is significant. All of the earth will need to have entry to non-public, self-sovereign cash if we’re to be free.

To understand it, we should start to maneuver into a brand new season with a distinct rhythm. Our focus might be to seek out product-market match. That may require a steady and iterative strategy of statement, hypotheses growth, and testing. We are going to work with you to invent new issues.

This might be a time of wide-eyed discovery, experimentation, and pulling our strengths collectively to make magic occur. We might be one group, in live performance with each other, quickly ideating and iterating, whereas working collaboratively with many throughout the Zcash and crypto ecosystem.

My close to time period priorities are threefold:

  • Take away friction and limitations, at ECC and inside the neighborhood, that impede our potential to iterate shortly
  • Focus efforts to exponentially improve Zcash utility by means of user-focused merchandise and continuous suggestions
  • Safe ECC monetary sustainability so we will ship extra, for longer

In assist of those priorities, a couple of adjustments will instantly take impact:

  • We are going to optimize ECC’s organizational construction to assist effectivity and enhance the probability of our success.
  • Inner processes and insurance policies will change to assist elevated focus, empowerment, and voice.

Whereas I’ve been requested by ECC to formally assist forge a brand new path forward, ECC is just one participant within the Zcash neighborhood. Realizing a renewed Zcash requires a refrain of voices, each inside ECC and throughout the Zcash neighborhood. I stay up for collaborating with you.

I’d wish to thank Zooko and the opposite Bootstrap (ECC mother or father) Board members, together with Alan Fairless, Christina Garman, Michelle Lai, and Zaki Manian, on your management, and thoughtfulness. This belief is the consideration of my skilled life.

I’d additionally wish to thank the numerous of you throughout the neighborhood who’ve engaged with me in latest weeks on the way forward for Zcash — ideating, dreaming, encouraging, and collaborating. You realize who you might be, and also you’re invaluable each to me and this legacy we’re collectively constructing with Zcash. All of us want one another, now greater than ever. Let’s go!

Josh

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