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Which reasons were discussed for potentially changing the proof-of-work algorithm?

One of the main reasons Cuckoo cycle is atractive when compared to Cryptonight is that it is very fast to verify. This is one drawback of Cryptonight: it makes all operations that need to verify ...
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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Monero Research Lab Publications MRL-0001 to MRL-0005 have been published. MRL-0006 - Difficulty Adjustment Algorithms in Cryptocurrency Protocols have been started. According to fluffypony The ...
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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Additionally to what Clement J. said, there are a lot of potential future reserach tasks on the Monero Design & Development goals, including Research goals on the bottom half of that page.
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What other benefits does Cuckoo Cycle have over cryptonight, is it quantum computer proof?

The arrival of quantum computers (QC) isn't necessarily a reason to change the PoW. It would only be necessary if the first generation of quantum computers are so fast that only a small investment is ...
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