The developers of cryptocurrency zcash for used nuclear waste from Chernobyl during a recent ceremony to ensure the proper level of network privacy.
Last weekend, the developers of Ryan pierce and Andrew Miller spent the last ceremony “Powers of Tau,” during which they would use nuclear waste as a random number generator.
Powers of Tau – ceremony, the essence of which lies in the safe disposal of cryptocurrency “toxic waste”. And we thought that the toxic radioactive wastes are suitable for this best.
To ensure the confidentiality of this event, the team carried him to an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level on a small private aircraft in the airspace over Illinois and Wisconsin.
Miller said that the radioactive graphite moderator is used as a source of low-level gamma radiation and beta radiation. Graphite was obtained from the core of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, where in 1986 there was a technological disaster. Geiger counter, connected to the number generator, turned radioactive impulses in the figures, which were then included in the code.
Entropy was the random number generator at the hardware level using a Geiger counter and a radioactive source, designed and programmed by Ryan Pierce.
According to Miller, the level of radioactivity of graphite, “significantly below all thresholds, which can cause a risk to health”. In fact, the amount of radiation only a few times exceeds the level of background radiation that people receive on Earth.
To ensure absolute secrecy, all the equipment that was used during the ceremony were destroyed. The result was obtained completely random snippet, using which developers will continue to work on zcash for.