State of the Art Proof-of-Work: RandomX

RandomX is a new ASIC and GPU-resistant proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm originally developed for Monero, but potentially useful in any blockchain using PoW that wants to bias towards general purpose CPUs. Trail of Bits was contracted by Arweave to review this novel algorithm in a two person-week engagement and provide guidance ... Read More

What Application Developers Need To Know About TLS Early Data (0RTT)

| | cryptography
TLS 1.3 represents the culmination of over two decades of experience in deploying large-scale transport security. For the most part it simplifies and improves the security of TLS and can act as a drop-in replacement for TLS 1.2. However, one new feature in the protocol represents a significant security risk ... Read More