The team behind the privacy-focused digital currency zcash has published a new development roadmap, including details about its planned 'Sapling' upgrade.
Planned changes include a payment disclosure feature, perhaps best described as a means by which information can be embedded into the blockchain in such a way that only the parties involved in the transaction can view it.
Furthermore, inter-blockchain transactions involving popular public chains like bitcoin and ethereum will become available through a feature called XCAT (Cross-Chain Atomic Transactions).
Once implemented, the new protocol will allow for the issuance of zcash tokens – similar to ethereum tokens but with the network's advertised anonymity advances.
The team wrote:
The announcement comes amid declining prices in zcash markets, which yesterday fell below the $30 mark for the first time since launch.
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