#27: Betanet imminent 🦠

Covering Dec 10-16 2018

News

Dev

Governance

  • The next bi-weekly governance meeting is scheduled for Tomorrow Tuesday Dec 18 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Lobby on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

  • We’ll be discussing possible Mission statements. Come and join the fun

Community

Research

  • Dan Boneh, Benedikt Bünz & co dropped yet another bombshell paper, this time on Universal Accumulators. Discussion ensued trying to make sense of it and the potential implications.

Upcoming events


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This newsletter is curated by Daniel Lehnberg. Any views expressed are personal and do not represent an official position of the Grin project.

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#26: A&A = LOL 🕵️‍♂️

Covering Dec 3-9 2018

Comparisons are often made between code and law, with the argument that software development isn’t that different from writing legal texts. If this holds true, then the Australian Government is well on their way to push some really buggy code to production with their Assistance & Access law. This ProtonMail blog post sums the problem up quite nicely, and this tweetstorm illustrates how out of touch the Aussie lawmakers seem to be from the realities of development. Good luck making this work in practice. ✌️

Governments around the world are shouting louder and louder for encryption backdoors. If there ever was a question as to why privacy projects are better developed in a distributed fashion without a legal entity to subpoena or harass in the courts of a particular jurisdiction, developments such as these may provide convincing answers. Of course, being distributed does not prevent individual contributors from being coerced by their governments to put in backdoors in projects, but being open source should (hopefully) make such efforts more difficult to go unnoticed.

Interesting times ahead.

/ Daniel


News

Governance

Dev

Community

Projects

  • wallet713 is a new open-source wallet that’s using Grinbox to facilitate transaction building and aims to make it easy to send, store, and swap Grin.
    (Full disclosure: I’m part of the team working on it.)

Upcoming events


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#25: Grin in C++ 🌐

Covering Nov 26-Dec 02 2018

News

Dev

Governance

Mining

  • GPU Mining Stats is being collected for various setups. Contribute with your stats as well.

  • GrinGoldMiner for (mostly) Windows is working again after the hard fork.

Projects

Upcoming events

  • Dec 5, Amsterdam: Bitcoin Wednesday #66. @jaspervdm has been invited to speak about Grin.

  • Jan 28, San Mateo, CA: Grincon(0)<US>. Registrations are open. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out.


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#24: Jan 15 2019 🚀

Covering Nov 19-25 2018

News

Governance

  • Notes from the last Governance meeting are up, and it was a big one. Some highlights:

    • Mainnet launch target set to Jan 15, 2019;

    • Security Audit fund raising is closing Nov 30 (please donate), Grin will do incremental audits;

    • The ASIC Friendly POW for launch was relaxed to Cuckatoo31;

    • Genesis block release planning.

  • The next bi-weekly governance meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Dec 4 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Lobby on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

Dev

Research

Projects


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#23: California Love 🔜🕶

Covering Nov 12-18 2018

News

  • Grincon is coming to California on January 28 2019. Save the date. More info to follow.

  • Quentin & Blockcypher published an introduction to Grin’s Proof of Work.

  • The Promise Miner/Protocol –“The first quantum-resistant, privacy preserving, credit reputation and payments network for business”, forked Grin, and is using it to run their testnet.

  • Coinmine.com wants to make crypto mining easy, and is using Grin to promote their miners that draw “less power than a PlayStation”. Interesting team and group of investors. Unclear if/how their 4GB AMD GPU will be applied to actually mine Grin.

  • Zooko finds Grin’s approach to PoW ‘encouraging’. 

Governance

Dev

Design

Research

Projects


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