2018 Q2 Zcash Foundation Community Governance Panel Election

public election created by Josh Cincinnati

We are running this Zcash Foundation election as part of our governance experiment. You can read more about the election here: https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/Elections .

Voting start at June 14, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Voting end at June 25, 2018, 10 p.m.

questions (7)   |   voters & ballots   |   trustees (1)

This election is complete.


Question #1
Vote for up to three candidates for the Zcash Foundation Board. Their detailed nominations are viewable as links.

Amber Baldet41
Arianna Simpsons25
Boyma Fahnbullen7
Howard Loo11
Ian Miers42
Lawson Baker19
Moe Adham8
Pavel Sokolov9
Robert Viglione 6
Question #2
The Zcash community wishes to preserve ASIC resistance, discouraging the use of ASIC mining equipment in favor of GPU mining equipment. The Zcash Foundation should therefore adopt this as a priority.

Question #3
The Foundation should commit to a plan for migrating the Zcash protocol to a new proof of work algorithm with a hard-fork planned between September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020, with the following tasks: 1) Selecting a thermodynamically efficient (not ASIC-resistant!), currently unused proof-of-work algorithm 2) Hosting and building an open hardware specification for the selected PoW algorithm 3) Assembling a consortium of hardware companies to build hardware against this open specification, while encouraging upstream contributions 4) Building an open source, cross-platform, user-friendly, p2pool-esque piece of mining software for use with this hardware 5) Manage the hard fork upgrade process across users, wallets, exchanges

Question #4
The Foundation should be open to discussing changes to monetary policy and/or supply schedule.

Question #5
Any significant effort by the Foundation to develop or promote a cryptocurrency shall be directed at either the (1) Zcash blockchain; or (2) chain forks (chain splits) of the Zcash blockchain that approximately carry forward the percentage stakes of Zcash holders immediately before the fork (split) to the money supply in circulation immediately after the fork (split).

Question #6
The Foundation should prioritize transitioning ownership of the Zcash trademark from the Zcash Company to the Foundation.

Question #7
And just for fun: The Foundation should endeavor to establish the official Zcash mascot as one of the following choices. You may pick up to two:

Zeal, a collection of Zebras28
A Talking Horse6
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