Funds In Z-Addresses Must Be Moved By Feb. 15, 2019

Komodo Team
Komodo Team

As of February 15, 2019, KMD is no longer a privacy coin. Support for private Z-addresses has been disabled. All transactions on the Komodo blockchain are now public and use transparent R-addresses.

On October 27, 2018, Zcash implemented the Sapling upgrade to its code base. Since Zcash is an open-source project, Komodo was able to activate the Sapling upgrade, as well. As a result of this upgrade, from the Sprout to Sapling code for private Z-transaction support, the old Sprout Z-addresses will be deactivated in the Komodo code base on February 15, 2019.

As only a few users are using the Z-transaction functionality, the Sapling features will also be disabled on the Komodo blockchain from Feb. 15, 2019.

  • Only approximately 0.1% of addresses are Z addresses. Most users do not need to do anything.
  • If your funds are on Ledger or on Agama Lite (i.e. you use a seed password and not a wallet.dat) then you don’t have a Z address.
  • Even if you have upgraded to the latest version of Agama and your KMD is in a Sapling Z-address, you must still move these funds to a transparent t-address by February 15, 2019.
  • If you have any questions you can join the support channel in Discord here.
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