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Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn

Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn is the founder and CEO of the Zcash Company, the for-profit organization behind Zcash, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency. O'Hearn previously developed multiple network protocols that incorporated economies and reputation systems.

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Reviews by Zooko Wilcox O'Hearn

🔑 6 positive | 💩 0 negative

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Litecoin is a great coin with a simple product design, excellent track record, and excellent distribution.

2018-05-17 | Full Review

Most of today’s Internet is built on an economic model (advertising) that is inimical to the rights and the mental resources of the users, and that exerts a corrosive influence on our society’s economy and our political discourse. BAT is an audacious attempt to disrupt that entire economic basis and replace it with something better.

2017-05-29 | Full Review

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Good progress on more space-efficient range proofs in Monero: https://getmonero.org/2017/12/07/Monero-Compatible-Bulletproofs.html
Bulletproofs will also hopefully lead to other improvements in Monero and elsewhere.

2018-07-19 | Full Review

Major changes [to GUSD] such as issuing a lot of new GUSDs or changing the contract required both multisig and timelock. Very nice!

2018-10-26 | Full Review

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The core idea of Tezos — formalized and automated governance of a decentralized protocol—is a deeply powerful idea, and I want to see it implemented and deployed in the hopes that it can greatly help humanity.

2017-06-29 | Full Review

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If I were doing it all over again (like Grin is), I would probably choose just a fixed inflation rate, i.e., 1 ZEC per block from the genesis block until the end time. Grin has chosen that, and I'm envious of the simplicity.

2018-12-02 | Full Review

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