ZIP: 1001
Title: Keep the Block Distribution as Initially Defined — 90% to Miners
Owners: mistfpga (zcash forums) <>
Status: Obsolete
Category: Consensus Process
Created: 2019-08-01
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 <>
Discussions-To: <>


The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHOULD", and "SHOULD NOT" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 2 when, and only when, they appear in all capitals.

For clarity this ZIP defines these terms:

1 If there is contradiction between Spirit and any other part of the proposal that needs to be addressed, in the event it is not addressed Spirit is assumed to overrule all.


The spirit of this ZIP is to is to ensure that the Founders’ Reward ends. It is not the intention of this ZIP to stop protocol-based donations.

It is a simple short ZIP.

Hopefully it will be compatible with a number of other ZIPs and can be worked into them.

Out of Scope for this Proposal




Implications to other users

Technical implementation

This ZIP requires no changes to current consensus implementations.


2 Information on BCP 14 — "RFC 2119: Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels" and "RFC 8174: Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC 2119 Key Words"
3 Zcash blog: Funding, Incentives, and Governance. February 1, 2016
4 Zcash Protocol Specification, Version 2019.0.8 exactly. Section 7.7: Calculation of Block Subsidy and Founders Reward
5 Zcash Protocol Specification, Version 2019.0.8 exactly. Section 7.8: Payment of Founders’ Reward