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Tony Arcieri

Tony Arcieri is a software engineer, and has worked at companies like Square and Chain. He's currently the president of iqlusion, a company that provides infrastructure for cryptocurrency projects.

Reviews by Tony Arcieri

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  • Tony Arcieri on Monero President of iqlusion inc

    22 days until Monero has Ed25519 bulletproofs. But the real question is, how many days until a critical vulnerability arising from the naive repurposing of Ed25519 β€œref10” arithmetic is discovered?

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  • Tony Arcieri on Zcash President of iqlusion inc

    I am excited to see how zero knowledge cryptocurrencies like Zcash interact with the extant regulatory landscape. I think it’s important to remember that these techniques provide privacy that (IMO) is a *requirement* for a *business* use case..... With zero-knowledge proofs, privacy and transparency are very much compatible. You can prove properties of transaction flows in zero knowledge.

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  • Tony Arcieri on Tether President of iqlusion inc

    Tether is kind of like USD, except instead of being backed by the United States government, it was created by a guy who fled the U.S. following allegations of raping children and who claims if he needs more money, he just invents a new token.

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  • Tony Arcieri on IOTA President of iqlusion inc

    IOTA has been down for almost a day because of a bug in their centralized COOrdinator service. IOTA developers have classified the issue as "minor".

    If your reaction is "I thought blockchains aren't supposed to have a central point of failure" you'd be correct...but then there's IOTA.

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  • Tony Arcieri on Bitcoin President of iqlusion inc

    Bitcoin energy consumption hits a new all time high of nearly 9GW, comparable to Chile, a country with 18M people.

    Carbon footprint is ~37 Mt CO2 annually, about that of New Zealand.

    And yet it still does ~4 transactions per second...

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