SPECTRE Creators Seek VC Backing for Blockchain-Free Cryptocurrency

SPECTRE Creators Seek VC Backing for Blockchain-Free Cryptocurrency

A veteran researcher behind two influential papers in the emerging field of crypto-economics is gearing up to launch a new cryptocurrency. Revealed in an exclusive interview with CoinDesk, Yonatan Sompolinsky, author of the GHOST protocol and co-author of the SPECTRE protocol, intends to release the as-yet unnamed project in late 2018. Based on his body of work, the project aims to solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges: the speed at which transactions are disseminated and recorded by distributed ledger systems. Founders of the project include SPECTRE co-author Yoad Lewenberg, and researcher Ethan Hileman, who worked with the team […]