The developers of Zcash used nuclear waste to generate a new cryptocurrency code

The developers of Zcash used nuclear waste to generate a new cryptocurrency code

The developers of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash used radioactive waste from Chernobyl to create public parameters, CoinDesk reports.

The events on creating a new code for Zcash are called Powers of Tau ceremonies. This time, the creators of Zcash Andrew Miller and Ryan Pierce had a ceremony on an airplane, reaching a height of one thousand meters. They took radioactive graphite from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and connected it to a Geiger tube with a number generator. The number generator converted the pulses from radiation into digits that were subsequently integrated into a code (to create a new batch of Zcash).

The ceremony was 100% secure, so that no hacker could compromise the code.

According to the participants of ceremony, the radiation emitted by graphite is not much higher than what people daily get on Earth.

 

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