Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash development team has released new Zcash node with initial support for the scheduled Saplin upgrade slated later this year.
According to release notes published Wednesday, May 30, the 1.1.1 release update puts the first consensus rules in place as it prepares for Sapling network upgrade. Reportedly, Sapling isn’t the first Zcash hard fork in the pipeline. The Overwinter main network activation is set for June 25, and a major update is Zcash Sapling network which is presumed to launch in September 2018.
Details about the Sapling were first revealed by the Zcash team in February 2017. Sapling is intended to speed up transactions on the Zcash network