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.

The Trolls Accused Me of ‘Crypto-Colonialism’ in Syria – I’m Listening

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Cryptocurrency isn't colonialism in Syria – it's a step in ensuring the technological autonomy of the region.

Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest.…

eth, ethereum

The ‘Thirdening’ Approaches: How to Watch Ethereum’s Fork as It Happens

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The world’s third largest blockchain by total value, ethereum, is about to upgrade its code. Here's how you can watch the event live.

This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency.

What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Ethereum's next system-wide upgrade, Constantinople, is expected to go live next week.

Ethereum Miner Linzhi Calls Out Project Coders for Proposed ASIC Ban

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has pushed back against ethereum's “tentative” decision to block specialized ASIC hardware.

Ethereum Developers Give ‘Tentative’ Greenlight to ASIC-Blocking Code

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A 'tentative' consensus was reached today that ethereum's developers will propose blocking ASIC before the blockchain's proof-of-stake upgrade.

Ethereum’s New Radical: Glen Weyl Isn’t Vitalik But He’s Its Next Best Hope

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

CoinDesk profiles author Glen Weyl, whose radical ideas are reviving development on the world's third-largest blockchian, ethereum.

Grin and Beam: A Tale of Two Coins Being Built on Mimblewimble

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

Mimblewimble is about to go live – not in one, but in two new cryptocurrency implementations.

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."