November - December 2018
As part of a coding theory coursework, my team of 4 conducted an analysis of
the CryptoNote v2 whitepaper.
CryptoNote is an application layer protocol that aims to solve specific problems identified in Bitcoin.
- Traceability of transactions
- The proof-of-work function
- Irregular emission
- Hardcoded constants
- Bulky scripts
This open-source protocol powers several decentralized privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies,
including Monero, a privacy-focued cryptocurrency released in 2014.
The delivery of the assignment was through presenting
a deck of slides
that summarised our findings.
I presented the sections regarding the problems with Bitcoin, technical definitions, as well as further considerations.
A Q&A was held at the end of the presentation where each member of the team could be questioned on any part of the presentation.
The grade I personally achieved was 23/25.