ZCash is soon to make a forthcoming upgrade. ZCash’s official website says that a new version of the blockchain will start after an activation of block 419200, that will supposedly be mined on October 29.
The new fork is aimed at making the improvements of shielded transactions’ efficiency. The ZCash team expects the upgrade to make the shielded transactions of the network more approachable for “broad mobile, exchange and vendor adoption”.
The MinerGate team is fully supporting an update and will continue providing you with the best mining experience of ZCash. All the necessary updates will only affect the backend of the ZCash mining pool so the MinerGate users won’t have to update their software to continue mining on the new chain.