ZCash used, to generate random numbers
article nuclear waste from Chernobyl have:
on the recent ZCash event, the organizers have processed nuclear waste from Chernobyl to generate random numbers.
The attacks on Coincheck from the weekend show that security and anonymity in the crypto eco-system doesn’t always work as planned. The convenience of some IOTA-user generated their seeds online, by hackers recently punished . ZCash tackles this problem in an innovative way.
Admittedly it is a bit exaggerated. In a plane meet selected developers and employees of ZCash and generate random number sequences with nuclear waste. Her approach but is interesting.
So, Developer of Kryptowährung ZCash at their event “Powers of dew” have raised the word ‘Coincidence’ to a new level. The event was held more than 1,000 meters above the sea surface in a plane – a first hurdle for potential attackers.
They have used graphite by a former nuclear reactor of Chernobyl for their exceptional project as next hurdle. The graphite moderator here was the source of low gamma and beta radiation. These have then linked them to a Geiger counter, which is combined with a number generator. So numbers were ultimately generated by the radioactive rays, allowing not more easy to understand.
Additional random measures
as you can see the details of the developer, the graphite a very low level of radiation emitted and remained constant below the threshold that could cause health risks. Ryan Pierce, the idea goes back to the stated in this context that this radiation has not exceeded the ordinary radiation on Earth.
But that was not enough the ZCash team apparently still. Because to the randomness of the numbers to check, paradoxically have they parallel to their instrument run a battery powered number generator, to compare the collected data. To top it off, the parties want to destroy yet all hardware involved in the process – safe.