Peter Todd on Monero

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Peter Todd

Peter Todd is a cryptography consultant who works on scalability, security, and privacy. He's also a long time contributor to Bitcoin Core.


Monero is a privacy focused, PoW cryptocurrency that enables untraceable transactions through ring signatures. Monero launched in 2014 as a fork of Bytecoin.

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Monero reviews by Peter Todd

All Monero reviews by expert Peter Todd.

  • 2019
  • Peter Todd on Monero Applied Cryptography Consultant

    In theory, Zcash has better privacy than XMR; in practice, due to XMR's mandatory privacy, XMR is probably better overall but depends on what exactly you're doing and how.

    Zcash is cooler crypto; XMR is relatively boring. Of course, boring and working is what you want in money.

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  • 2018
  • Peter Todd on Monero Applied Cryptography Consultant

    Monero's a good project that has done many things right, and seems to be run by ethical people.

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  • Peter Todd on Monero Applied Cryptography Consultant

    CT is just one of the things Monero has done; ring sigs are another.

    Both have trade-offs that Bitcoin doesn't have. For example, it'd be a lot harder to notice a technical failure that allowed inflation in Monero. There are also scalability issues.

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