Rachel Rose O'Leary

Rachel-Rose O'Leary is a writer specializing in ethereum, with an interest in privacy technologies. She is a director at Multidisciplinary Academic Grants in Cryptocurrencies (MAGIC), a US-based charitable organization focused on privacy infrastructure for the public good. Her background is in philosophy and digital arts, and she is a one-time web3.js contributor. She holds value in bitcoin and has previously held value in zcash See: Editorial Policy.

miners, crypto

After the Fork: How Competing Bitcoin Cash Blockchains Might Wage War

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The war for bitcoin cash is only beginning.

A 7-Year Legal Fight Led This Dev to Build Unstoppable Ethereum Storage

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Developer Daniel Nagy's legal battle over a file-sharing node led him to develop ethereum's storage layer, Swarm.

Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum developers have tentatively agreed a mid-January deadline for the network's upcoming Constantinople hard fork.

The Little-Known Ways Ethereum Reveals User Location Data

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

At Devcon4, Geth developer Péter Szilágyi detailed the little-known ways that data about ethereum users can become public.

As Plasma Stalls, Snarks Become New Hope for Scaling Ethereum Now

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

As work on ethereum's plasma scaling solution proceeds, some developers are hailing a form of cryptography used by zcash as an alternative.

Vitalik Ends Devcon Talk With Sing-Along About Failed Ethereum Ideas

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

At the Devcon4 developer conference, the founder of ethereum presented the current roadmap to a more scalable network – and a song.

The Godfather of Ethereum ICOs Wants to Let Investors Take Their Money Back

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Fabian Vogelsteller has proposed a method for safer ICOs, by allowing investors to withdraw funds.

Defending Decentralization, Like a Twice in a Millennium Chance

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

During the Web3 Summit earlier this week, speakers and attendees struck an optimistic tone, even though the challenges for blockchain are great.

Zcash’s Next Upgrade to Make Private Transactions 100x Lighter and 6x Faster

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Zcash's upcoming Sapling hard fork, expected to execute on Oct. 29, makes substantial improvements to the efficiency of its private transactions.

Gavin Wood Announces ‘Impending Release’ of DIY Blockchain Tool

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Parity Technologies founder Gavin Wood has announced that his company's new DIY blockchain tool, Substrate, is weeks from release