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Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson and Monero’s Riccardo Spagni debate about auditable backdoor

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Cardano's Charles Hoskinson and Monero's Riccardo Spagni debate about auditable backdoor
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Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of IOHK, recently spoke about privacy and ZCash, in an interview with CoinDesk. Notably, the remarks made by Hoskinson grabbed the attention of Riccardo Spagni aka fluffypony, the lead maintainer of Monero [XMR]. However, this eventually resulted in a Twitter rebuttal between the two well-known crypto-influencers.

On Charles Hoskinson’s statements, Riccardo Spagni had stated on Twitter,

“Thanks, @IOHK_Charles, for reminding us why ZCash is a project that nobody should ever, ever trust with their privacy. Can’t wait for China to add an “auditable backdoor” to ZCash & encourage adoption. Best way to deal with dissidents.”

During the interview, Charles remarked that privacy was a “human right”, adding that “you have to approach it in a more nuanced way, is it completely transparent or is it completely private”. He stated,

“You need to talk about auditable backdoors, you need to talk about the ability to share and breach the privacy of people that you desire. And ZCash is being a part of that conversation.”

This was followed by Hoskinson pointing out the paper published by ZCash last December, ZEXE, adding that team was working with “some great academics” and were also “providing a lot of innovation to the space”. The co-founder also remarked that ZCash was “fundamentally a sound project”.

Further, during a recent YouTube session called ‘Consensus Wrap Up and Some Housecleaning’, Hoskinson spoke about the statement made by Spagni, where he ‘mistakenly’ addressed fluffypony as “the Founder of Monero”. Hoskinson stated that some members of the Monero community misinterpreted his statements on auditable backdoors stating that “both Cardano and ZCash” were going to have “backdoors in the system” that would be given to a “government entity”.

He went on to state that this was “completely insane” and that it was not his “intention in [his] statement”, adding that those claims were “just a perversion”. He also stated that his initial comments were “in context” to Polymesh, the project Hoskinson would be working on alongside Polymath.

“The statement was if you wanted to have privacy, the problem we exist in a world right now where you are either psydonomous or not private or totally private. It would be nice that you can embed within the transaction itself some capabitliy that you can give a third-party a key or some evidence and they could use that to verify the claims you’ve made the transaction”

Source: Reddit

Source: Reddit

This led to Spagni speaking about the youtube session on Twitter, which eventually resulted in the two having a heated debate regarding the situation.



To this, Hoskinson replied stating that Spagni and the Monero community took his statements “completely out of context” in order to attack ZCash. He added, “This was disgusting and beneath you. I respect your work and monero, but this shouldn’t have happened”.

This was followed by Spagni clarifying that neither was there a claim of an existing backdoor nor any mention of Cardano. He further stated, “I never said there was an official proposal. Looks like we’re in total unity – thanks for confirming!”





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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.

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Binance Coin [BNB] registers ATH as it surges by over 16,000% since inception

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Binance coin [BNB] registers ATH as it surges by over 16,000% since inception
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The cryptocurrency market continued to register massive growth, as the prices of most major cryptocurrencies soared. However, the late entrant to the list, Binance Coin [BNB] is posing to be tough competition for other coins in terms of performance. BNB which entered the crypto market in July 2017, breached its all-time high and was trading at $28.79, at press time.

Source: Trading view

Source: Trading view

Binance Coin started out in July 2017 with a value of $0.1927 and marked its all-time high on May 18 at $31.91, according to the Trading View chart of the coin on Binance. BNB noted the growth of a massive 16,458.31% since 2017. However, until the beginning of 2019, BNB was valued at $6.59, after which the coin noted a surge by 384.15% and peaked at $31.



Source: CoinMarketCap

Source: CoinMarketCap

In the month of May, BNB noted a 28.16% growth, and the coin was valued at $28.66, with a market cap of $4.04 billion. The 24-hour trade volume of the coin was reported to be $551 million as it spiked by over 10% in a day. In the past seven days, the coin grew by 35.97%, but slipped by a minimal 0.25% in an hour.

BNB was highly traded on its native exchange, Binance via the BNB/BTC and BNB/USDT pairs. The BNB/BTC trading volume noted on Binance was $140 million, while the volume reported on the BNB/USDT pair was $132 million. The third place was taken by BKEX via the BNB/USDT pair as it registered a trading volume of $72 million.





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