Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs) are the way to:
The authors of a ZIP are responsible for building consensus within the community and documenting / addressing dissenting opinions.
Anyone can write a ZIP! We encourage community contributions and decentralization of work on the Zcash protocol. If you’d like to bounce ideas off people before formally writing a ZIP, we encourage it! Visit the ZcashCommunity Discord chat to talk about your idea.
Participation in the Zcash project is subject to a Code of Conduct.
The Zcash protocol is documented in its Protocol Specification.
To start contributing, first read ZIP 0 which documents the ZIP process. Then clone this repo from GitHub, and start adding your draft ZIP, formatted either as reStructuredText or as Markdown.
For example, if using reStructuredText, use a filename matching
make to check that you are using correct reStructuredText or Markdown syntax, and double-check the generated
draft-*.html file before filing a Pull Request.
This is the list of ZIPs that were included in Canopy (Network Upgrade 4), which activated on mainnet on November 18, 2020.
Unless otherwise stated in this repository’s individual files, the contents of this repository are released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT .