Activated at block 653600, mined December 11, 2019 21:51 UTC+00:00

What is Blossom?

Blossom is the third network upgrade for Zcash, and in accordance with the Zcash trademark agreement, it is endorsed by both Electric Coin Co. and the Zcash foundation.

Improvements

Shorter Blocktimes
This feature increases the frequency of blocks, allowing transactions to resolve faster. This will improve Zcash’s usability and increase how many transactions per hour the network can sustain while keeping transaction fees low.

How do I upgrade?

If you are unsure about how to upgrade your node, don’t worry! Our user guide has comprehensive sections on upgrading nodes, whether they were installed from source code or the Debian package. A careful read of this guide should answer most upgrade-related questions.