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.

This Binance Labs-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Nym Technologies, a stealth startup sporting a roster of privacy activists and cryptography experts, plans "to anonymize the world."

Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Devs Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum is moving closer to the activation of the long-in-the-waiting network upgrade known as Constantinople.

The Race Is On to Replace Ethereum’s Most Centralized Layer

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum developers are working on numerous approaches to replacing or enhancing a popular tool for connecting to the network.

Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A new centre for "crypto-anarchy" based in Slovakia is pushing for a return to what they believe are the technology's core political tenets.

Ethereum Developers Are Quietly Planning an Accelerated Tech Roadmap

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Internal documents show that ethereum developers are privately planning strategies to more aggressively advance the world's third-largest blockchain.

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.