Good morning all,
Zencash is definitely gaining some traction, and this is evidenced by the number of people who are keen on setting up a securenode and the recent increase in value at Bittrex. This is wonderful to see!!!
Many people are asking in the slack whether securenodes are in mainnet yet. Currently they are still in testnet, but it is projected to hit beta in mainnet this week (16 Oct ~ 22 Oct) according to information provided by the devs. Implementation of load balancing and redundency of server infrastructure is currently underway and there should be an update from the dev team in due time.
Beta testing on mainnet may have limited or no payments allocated to node operators. This is needed to ensure that the infrastructure will be able to handle the network loads.
Once beta testing is completed a move to full release with full payments is scheduled at a later date (TBA).
This is only a short update but should any of you have any questions please feel free to add them to the comments and I will respond as soon as I can.