Meeting summary: Monero Research Lab, 14 September 2022

Posted Fri, 16 Sep 2022, from Monero Observer

Source Article Link: https://monero.observer/meeting-log-summary-monero-research-lab-meeting-14-september-2022/

This is a comprehensive summary, with added reference links, of the MRL meeting1 from September 14th 2022, 1700 UTC.

Logs

The raw, unedited, full log file for this meeting:

220914-mrl.log (54 lines)

Summary

Note: it is possible that some relevant information may be missing from this summary; read the full log file for the complete, unedited discussion.

  • Participants: 9 (dangerousfreedom2, one-horse-wagon3, jberman4, rbrunner5, Rucknium6, ajs_7, UkoeHB8, xmrack9, chch300310)

  • (1) Updates

    • (1.1) on Monero inflation tools11 and Seraphis12:

    • dangerousfreedom finished scanning the blockchain: bp and clsag era, using his own Rust tools, and is planning to create auditability proofs to seraphis and help develop a minimum useful seraphis wallet13

    • dangerousfreedom confirmed that no new anomalies turned up while scanning, thanks to Bulletproofs

    • (1.2) on statistical analysis / OSPEAD14:

    • Rucknium included the statement: “I consider exploration of ring classification to be out of scope of this OSPEAD CSS.” into a newly added section on classification of rings by Decoy Selection Algorithm.

    • Rucknium announced that the disclosable part of OSPEAD fully specified plan will be released as soon as the MAGIC Monero Fund campaign15 to raise funds for mj-xmr’s C++ work for OSPEAD begins, probably next week

    • (1.3) on Monero dev work, Seraphis and Jamtis:

    • jberman was mostly doing dev work for the past week, fixing various bugs16, and is planning to complete background sync mode next and then prepare to dive into Seraphis/Jamtis17 along with rbrunner and dangerousfreedom

    • rbrunner invited contributors to join the #no-wallet-left-behind:haveno.network18 Seraphis/Jamtis project19 Matrix room

    • UkoeHB continued their work on the Seraphis library20 legacy integration and a non-multisig working demo could be ready by next week

    • (1.4) on Monero’s deterministic build process21:

    • one-horse-wagon was intently looking for ways to increase the number of deterministic builders before a code version is released, but concluded that the process cannot be made any more easier

    • (1.5) on Monero Konferenco 202322 and MRL recruitment:

    • ajs_ and a few others started making plans for MoneroKon 2023 and would like to seek technical co-sponsorship with IEEE Computer Society23 in an effort to attract more researchers to the conference and help with MRL recruitment efforts24

    • (1.6) on Monero research papers:

    • Rucknium mentioned that xmrack’s Lord of the Rings: An Empirical Analysis of Monero’s Ring Signature Resilience to Artifically Intelligent Attacks (PDF25, report26) MAGIC-funded research paper is making the rounds.

  • (2) Open discussions

    • (2.1) on Monero funding systems:

    • Rucknium explained the need for both the CCS27 and MAGIC Grant’s Monero Fund28 to chch3003

    • (2.2) on quantum resistance:

    • one-horse-wagon expressed concerns about the coming era of quantum computers: Big corporations and governments will have them. The MRL will not at least initally.

    • dangerousfreedom thought that quantum computers are so far from being a threat and proposed exploring the algorithms that are in the final phase of NIST; tevador linked to their Zero-cost post-quantum mitigations for Seraphis29 draft


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Feedback, edits always welcome @/about.

-3RA


  1. /monero-research-lab-meeting-14-september-2022/ 

  2. https://github.com/DangerousFreedom1984/ 

  3. @one-horse-wagon:matrix.org 

  4. https://github.com/j-berman/ 

  5. https://github.com/rbrunner7/ 

  6. https://github.com/Rucknium/ 

  7. https://repo.getmonero.org/ajs 

  8. https://github.com/UkoeHB/ 

  9. https://github.com/ACK-J/ 

  10. @chch3003:matrix.org 

  11. https://github.com/DangerousFreedom1984/monero_inflation_checker 

  12. https://github.com/UkoeHB/Seraphis 

  13. /dangerousfreedom1984-ccs-proposal-moneroinflation-seraphis-jamtis/ 

  14. /rucknium-ospead-ccs-proposal/ 

  15. https://github.com/MAGICGrants/Monero-Fund/issues/21 

  16. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/commits?author=j-berman&since=2022-09-01&until=2022-09-14 

  17. https://gist.github.com/tevador/50160d160d24cfc6c52ae02eb3d17024 

  18. https://matrix.to/#/#no-wallet-left-behind:haveno.network 

  19. /rbrunner7-calls-dedicated-effort-establish-migration-path-monero-seraphis-jamtis-hf/ 

  20. https://github.com/seraphis-migration/wallet3/issues/8 

  21. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/blob/master/contrib/gitian/README.md 

  22. https://monerokon.com/ 

  23. https://www.computer.org/ 

  24. https://leddit.xyz/pkg3d6/ 

  25. https://github.com/ACK-J/Monero-Dataset-Pipeline/blob/main/Lord_of_the_Rings__An_Empirical_Analysis_of_Monero_s_Ring_Signature_Resilience_to_Artificially_Intelligent_Attacks.pdf 

  26. /ack-j-completes-magic-funded-research-proposal/ 

  27. https://ccs.getmonero.org/ 

  28. https://magicgrants.org/funds/monero 

  29. https://gist.github.com/tevador/23a84444df2419dd658cba804bf57f1a 

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