Thursday, April 25, 2024

Stewarding a brand new season at ECC

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

I wish 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 business and to mankind. He’s a really exceptional human. There’ll solely ever be one Zooko. 

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

To appreciate it, we should start to maneuver into a brand new season with a unique rhythm. Our focus might be to seek out product-market match. That may require a steady and iterative means of statement, hypotheses improvement, and testing. We’ll 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 crew, 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 obstacles, at ECC and inside the group, that impede our skill to iterate rapidly
  • Focus efforts to exponentially enhance Zcash utility by means of user-focused merchandise and continuous suggestions
  • Safe ECC monetary sustainability so we are able to ship extra, for longer

In assist of those priorities, just a few modifications will instantly take impact:

  • We’ll 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 group. Realizing a renewed Zcash requires a refrain of voices, each inside ECC and throughout the Zcash group. I look ahead to collaborating with you.

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

I’d additionally prefer to thank the various of you throughout the group who’ve engaged with me in latest weeks on the way forward for Zcash — ideating, dreaming, encouraging, and collaborating. who you’re, 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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