On 27 Mar 2018, at 01:06, Innovative Inventor wrote: > I was unaware that I could join the powers of tau after March 20th. I was told > on the zcash community chat that they were no longer accepting new > participants. I would love to help out here if someone could tell me how.
Just to clarify a few things: The parameter generation ceremony has two rounds (the first one is called "powers of tau"). The resulting parameters will be used in the upcoming Zcash "Sapling" upgrade. We are *not* accepting any new participants for the first round for this particular parameter generation ceremony. The random beacon has already been announced and sampled (this is the final part of the first round) and we want to move on to the second round as soon as possible. As for the second round, you would be welcome to participate when that gets started. Details have not been announced yet. Finally, we will probably continue with a "fork" of the first round to make it even stronger by adding more participants, so that it can be used to generate parameters for other projects (but not Zcash Sapling), assuming there is sufficient interest. I will post an announcement to the list soon if we get this set up. Hope that helps, -- Jason Davies, https://powersoftau.plutomonkey.com/