The Electric Coin Firm (ECC), the for-profit firm that helps the event of the zcash cryptocurrency has issued its Q3 transparency report, revealing it has thus far averted layoffs through the bear market regardless of monetary losses.
In line with the report, the corporate ran a mean month-to-month deficit of 30 % in Q1. The ECC took in $449,000 monthly whereas bills averaged $635,000.
In a July letter, EEC CEO and Zcash co-founder Zooko Wilcox mentioned the corporate had efficiently navigated the bear market, which noticed a number of groups minimize workers or shut up store completely. In line with the corporate’s profile on Linkedin, the ECC at the moment has 19 staff.
Launched in 2016 with out an preliminary coin providing, new cryptocurrency created by the protocol has since been divided between miners, the Zcash Basis, the ECC and sure founders in addition to staff.
As of right this moment’s mining schedule, 80 % of the block reward goes towards miners with the rest dispersed as a “Founder’s Reward.”
At a mean of $55 per coin, the ECC made $336,900 monthly on block rewards alone in Q1. Bills hit $525,000 for the corporate plus one other $110,000 monthly for workers over the identical interval.
As a result of deficit, the report states the ECC minimize prices in quite a few non-critical areas like PR, trademark safety and engineering. The ECC additionally approached Founder’s Reward recipients to reallocate funds for the ECC in June.
As talked about, the report comes a month after Wilcox’s open letter to the Zcash group. The event fund is ready to run dry in October 2020, which might slash funding for the ECC. Within the letter, Wilcox referred to as for a brand new improvement fund for the corporate.
The ECC didn’t reply to questions for remark by press time.
Zooko Wilcox picture by way of CoinDesk archives