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    Filecoin Research Roadmap

    Abstract This document describes the Filecoin Research Roadmap for 2017, including background, results achieved so far and to be achieved, known future work, remaining open problems, and more. The works outlined are works in progress, and are published as technical reports in need of further...
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    Ring Signature Confidential Transactions

    Ring Signature Confidential Transactions Monero Research Lab Papers MRL-0005 Abstract This article introduces a method of hiding transaction amounts in the strongly decentralized anonymous cryptocurrency Monero. Similar to Bitcoin, Monero is a cryptocurrency which is distributed through a proof...
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    Improving Obfuscation in the CryptoNote Protocol

    Improving Obfuscation in the CryptoNote Protocol Monero Research Lab Papers MRL-0004 Abstract We identify several blockchain analysis attacks available to degrade the untraceability of the CryptoNote 2.0 protocol. We analyze possible solutions, discuss the relative merits and drawbacks to those...
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    Monero is Not That Mysterious

    Monero is Not That Mysterious Monero Research Lab Papers MRL-0003 Introduction Recently, there have been some vague fears about the CryptoNote source code and protocol floating around the internet based on the fact that it is a more complicated protocol than, for instance, Bitcoin. The purpose...
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    Counterfeiting via Merkle Tree Exploits within Virtual Currencies Employing the CryptoNote Protocol

    Counterfeiting via Merkle Tree Exploits within Virtual Currencies Employing the CryptoNote Protocol Monero Research Lab Papers MRL-0002: Abstract On 4 September 2014, an unusual and novel attack was executed against the Monero cryptocurrency network. This attack partitioned the network into two...
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    A Note on Chain Reactions in Traceability in CryptoNote

    A Note on Chain Reactions in Traceability in CryptoNote 2.0 Monero Research Lab Papers MRL-0001 Abstract This research bulletin describes a plausible attack on a ring-signature based anonymity system. We use as motivation the cryptocurrency protocol CryptoNote 2.0 ostensibly published by...
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    Poloniex and Kraken being investigated for manipulation and insider trading

    A law firm, Berns Weiss LLP, has started investigating Poloniex and Kraken for manipulation and insider trading. After Ethereum experienced a flash crash on Kraken, and Poloniex experienced another attack, many users reported stunning losses and were unable to access their account or control...
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