People who code: we want your input. Take the Survey
14

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 Cryptonight hashes slower. Another reason to want a switch to Cuckoo cycle would be to keep the CPU/GPU/ASIC performance within a reasonable scale. Should ASICs pop ...


9

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 difficulty research that Surae was working on is quite extensive, but incomplete. EDIT: as of November 17th, it appears MRL-0006 will be renamed MRL-0007. ...


7

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.


3

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 required to attack the network. That scenario would allow the first person to build / buy a QC to attack the network. If on the other hand--and I think this ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible