Zcash Sets Stage for ‘Sapling’ Upgrade With New Software Release

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Privacy coin zcash is gearing up for a major upgrade with the first release of network software compatible with its upcoming Sapling hard fork. Zcash version 2.0.0 was released Thursday, according to a blog post penned by Sean Bowe, an engineer with the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, which develops the zcash cryptocurrency. The company is “encouraging all users and miners” to upgrade to the new version “as soon as possible,” he said. The hard fork itself is expected to occur on October 28, when the first Sapling block will be mined at block 419,200. Prior to the live launch, Sapling will run on a test network (or testnet) from block 280,000 – an event Bowe said should occur sometime next Thursday. He wrote: “Sapling had previously activated on testnet, but because changes were made to the consensus rules your node will automatically roll back and proceed on the Overwinter testnet