Interview: Monero's Riccardo Spagni, aka 'fluffypony' - TechCentral

Interview: Monero’s Riccardo Spagni, aka ‘fluffypony’

Monero project lead maintainer Riccardo Spagni, also known as “fluffypony”

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, editor Duncan McLeod talks to Riccardo Spagni, lead maintainer of the monero cryptocurrency project, and Naveen Jain, his co-founder in a new consortium that’s building an open-source blockchain protocol for digital assets called Tari.

In the podcast, Spagni, who grew up in Johannesburg and who now lives in Plettenberg Bay, explains how he became involved in the world of cryptocurrencies and his work on monero.

Spagni talks about his passion for drones, his launch of the multi-currency payment processor GloBee and why he decided back monero, a cryptocurrency that has a strong focus on privacy. He explains how the privacy aspects of monero have been implemented and where he sees the project going.

In the second half of the podcast, Jain talks about the launch of Tari and why the consortium behind it is establishing its office in Johannesburg. Jain explains the problem Tari is attempting to address and why he believes it’s needed.

It’s a great podcast. Don’t miss it!

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