# How should the Zcash ecosystem move towards generic zkAssets (UDAs/ZSAs)? **Date & Time:** August, Tuesday 3rd @2:30pm UTC / 5:30pm Israel Time / 10:30am EST / 7:30am Pacific time **Link to the Space:** https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJjBZQvNWJw **Confirmed Participants**: - _Technical part:_ [Daira](https://twitter.com/feministPLT), [Pratyush](https://twitter.com/zkproofs), [Chelsea](https://twitter.com/chelseakomlo), [Eran](https://twitter.com/EranTromer), [Zac](https://twitter.com/Zac_Aztec) and [Ian](https://twitter.com/secparam) - _Economics part:_ [Zooko](), [Jon](https://twitter.com/jonrouach), [Michelle](https://twitter.com/88crypt), [Hudson](https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson), [Jack](https://twitter.com/JackGavigan) and **Moderators:** Mary (as [@ZKProof](https://twitter.com/zkproof)) and [Daniel](https://twitter.com/BenarrochDaniel) **What:** Given the on-going conversations taking place since [Zcon2 Lite](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40dyJ0UYTLLa68H9ibpiSZqeevqKizg4), Mary Maller and Daniel Benarroch decided to host a discussion on the topic of [Zcash Shielded Assets](https://electriccoin.co/blog/ecc-exploring-zcash-shielded-assets/_) or [User Defined Assets](https://www.zfnd.org/blog/zero-knowledge-all-the-things/) on the Zcash ecosystem in order to enable the community at large to understand the different perspectives of the discussion. This will mostly be informal and will take place on a twitter space as a live audio conversation. The [space will take place on August, Tuesday 3rd at 14:30 UTC](https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1mrGmwaaelNxy). ## Proposed Agenda The conversation will be divided into two different parts: **Technical & Applications @2:30pm UTC:** Part 1 will cover the technical and applications aspects of adding UDAs to the Zcash ecosystem - What are UDAs and what are the extent of their applications? - What are the main technical challenges in adopting UDAs in Zcash? - How could UDAs be implemented in Zcash Orchard Protocol? - [Write up of a proposed circuit design](https://github.com/zcash/zcash/issues/830#issuecomment-891855536). - What applications could be built with the UDAs feature (e.g.: stable coins) - Specifically, could it be used for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) where some auditability properties may be needed? **Economical & Usability @3:30pm UTC:** Part 2 will cover the economical and usability aspects of adding UDAs to the Zcash ecosystem - What are the economic (dis)advantages for allowing UDAs on Zcash? How can they be overcome? - What are the current economic incentives in Zcash and how would this change after adding UDAs functionality? - What are important design and usability considerations (UX, product, incentives) needed to increase adoption with - How can we ensure as a community that UDAs will have a positive impact on the zcash ecosystem and in general? - Specifically, Each part will have a Q&A of questions tweeted about the event. Feel free to start sharing them now :)