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Matthew Green

Matthew Green is an assistant professor in computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He co-created the Zerocash protocol, which is used by the ZCash cryptocurrency.

Reviews by Matthew Green

🔑 1 positive | 💩 4 negative

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A quick reminder that it’s November 2018 and IOTA *still* depends on a centralized server to keep their network from forking.

2018-12-25 | Full Review

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It’s pretty amazing that we’re seeing bugs only in "third-party code" and not flaws in core elements of the Ethereum protocols and clients. That’s an amazing accomplishment.

2017-11-08 | Full Review

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Monero is an awesome coin as long as you’re not putting any strong faith in its privacy guarantees.

If you do, you’re dead. No joke. Not even breathing.

2018-03-02 | Full Review

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EOS is struggling now because they chose to do token/coin voting, and all those tokens are held in exchanges (or holders are apathetic). As some of the Bitcoin Core devs pointed out, this solution has come up and been dismissed many times. Why didn’t EOS know this?

2018-06-13 | Full Review

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Transaction demand is to some extent a function of the number of people simply holding the currency. Even if my main use case is holding, I’m still going to have to enter and leave the network.

This wouldn’t matter much if Bitcoin had loads of on-chain capacity, but the current capacity limits (likely to hold for a while) will turn even modest global adoption — just by people who do the minimum transacting possible — into a capacity problem.

2018-10-14 | Full Review