Unified Addresses are here!

Posted on October 30, 2023

We have released a new version of our app that supports Unified Addresses:

This means that shop owners can use a Unified Address for their shop, and customers can use any wallet that supports Unified Addresses to make payments.

The key development from our team is the ability to perform on-chain payment confirmations for Unified Addresses by uploading a Unified Viewing Key into ZGo. This involved extensive development on our zcash-haskell library, removing our dependency on zcashd to perform operations related to viewing keys.

As part of our Zcash Community Grant, we have also completed the functionality for retailers to manage up to two different taxes for their shop:

ZGo can take care of these calculations for vendors and ensure the order collects the correct amount:

Finally, this release also includes the functionality for a vendor to include a tip with each order:

We look forward to hear the community’s feedback on these features and to see more and more purchases done through the Orchard shielded pool.

ZGo's Security Hardening

Posted on June 27, 2023

Taylor Hornby(Zcash Ecosystem Security Lead) completed a security audit of ZGo’s front end, back end and plugin in April of this year. We have been hard at work addressing the issues and recommendations provided by the audit, and these changes are now live on our app.

Along with these code changes, we took the opportunity to refactor some code and implement the first use of our zcash-haskell library. This library gives the Haskell ecosystem access to the Zcash ecosystem by bringing the functionality and features of librustzcash in a simple way and we will continue building upon it in the future.

We also included a number of enhancements to our WooCommerce plugin to address changes in WooCommerce 7.8.0.

This release paves the way for our implementation of Unified Addresses and we are excited for the next steps. Please contact us with any comments or questions.

ZGo 2.0

Posted on March 16, 2023

The ZGo team has been hard at work the new version of our app, the bulk of the work focused on creating a flexible framework that allows us to support multiple languages, now including Spanish and Portuguese:

This new architecture will let us add new translations as the global Zcash community grows and needs are identified. We would like to thank the Zcash Brasil community for the assistance in validating and correcting the Portuguese translation.

Through consultations with Taylor Hornby(Zcash Ecosystem Security Lead), an enhancement for the PIN generator was identified and this has been implemented and released on this version.

We also received user feedback for our Xero integration requesting for additional messaging to be included in the memo for the payment, as well as in the reporting of the transaction in the customer’s books:

We look forward to hear feedback from the community, feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

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