Airfoil is Proud to Have Participated in the World’s Largest MPC

The Aztec Protocol has completed their multi-party computation ceremony. Ignition took place from October – December 2019. There were 176 participants from over 30 countries represented. Aztec Protocol looks to utilize a specific zk-SNARK construction called PLONK. PLONK builds off of a similar architecture of another zk-SNARK construction called SONIC. The proving time for PLONK…

January 13, 2020
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Airfoil Will Support the Carthage Proposal

Airfoil Bakery will support the Carthage 2.0 Proposal. We are casting our vote in the coming days. If any of our delegators have any last minute suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us. Much of the Carthage proposal is related to small fixes that clean up bits of the Babylon proposal. There are…

January 9, 2020
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Airfoil Now Accepting New Tezos Delegations/Carthage Vote Discussion Ongoing

Airfoil has re-opened delegations. If you had previously delegated to us after we closed delegations, you will now receive your rewards moving forward. Our Baking address is tz1gk3TDbU7cJuiBRMhwQXVvgDnjsxuWhcEA We are also looking into the Carthage proposal. We would love to hear from our delegators. Please reach out to us to give us your opinions/thoughts on…

January 2, 2020
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Airfoil No Longer Accepting New Tezos Delegations After Block 743542

As of block 743542, The Airfoil Baker is not accepting new delegations due to over-delegation. If you have delegated to Airfoil after block height 743542, we will not distribute rewards to delegators until we reach capacity for delegation.  This only affects delegators that have delegated to Airfoil after block 743542. As of the current writing…

December 20, 2019
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Airfoil Now Accepting New Delegates

Previously, the Airfoil baker had ceased taking delegates. We are now open to take new delegates. Our fee is 5%. Delegate to our Tezos baking address at tz1gk3TDbU7cJuiBRMhwQXVvgDnjsxuWhcEA Happy baking!

November 20, 2019
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Quantum Computing’s Mechanics and the Threats to Our Sovereignty Part 1

With the news of Google achieving “quantum supremacy”, I found it pertinent to speak about the current landscape of quantum computing. What does this mean to us as a potential threat? What is currently being done in the world of cryptography to further protect/prepare us. Google along with a few other major tech players are…

October 30, 2019
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The Unseen Danger of KYC

We constantly hear the dangers that centralized exchanges face. Stealing of assets is the biggest concern. The remote nature of a crypto hack causes people to feel they’re so vulnerable since inherently, it can come from anywhere. I think there is a bigger threat than a crypto robbery of an exchange. The information that is…

September 5, 2019
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Airfoil Not Accepting New Delegates Until Further Notice

Hello all, Just to keep the tezos community updated, we will no longer be accepting new delegates, which also means we will not be paying out rewards for new delegates (We previously posted that we weren’t accepting delegates on MyTezosBaker but still became over-delegated). The window for delegation to us was reward cycle 139 or…

August 21, 2019
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Tezos Babylon2.0 Vote

Airfoil will be submitting its vote for Cryptium Labs/Nomadic Labs/Marigold’s Babylon2.0 proposal. For transparency purposes, we will be voting YES on the proposal as we believe the Emmy+ upgrade as well as the michelson smart contract updates will further help improve the network. You can read more about the Babylon2.0 proposal here. If there are…

August 19, 2019
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Tezos Overpayment Error

Delegates, There was a slight overpayment error made by the Airfoil payouts account, we are currently correcting the situation.. Any overpayments that have been sent to your account are yours to keep, we always error on the side of paying out too much. If there are any questions ot concerns, please reach out to airfoil.services/contact-us…

July 15, 2019
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Airfoil at MoneroKon2019

This past weekend, the Monero comuntiy hosted its first conference in Denver. The event was livestreamed and also consisted of a collaboration panel with zcash at zcon1. zcon1 was held on the same weekend in Croatia. I was invited to speak on the topic of “Network Attacks and Obfuscation of Payment Channels” My slides from…

June 27, 2019
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Tezos Athens Amendment

Airfoil is proud to be a network participant in the first ever on-chain voting for Tezos. Congratulations to the Tezos developers as well as everyone else that worked tirelessly to make this happen!

May 30, 2019
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Airfoil Bakery Downtime 5/29/2019

There will be some downtime for the Airfoil Bakery as we prepare for the Athens Amendment on the Tezos Network. Please bear with us and thank you for your patience.

May 29, 2019
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The Attack on Binance

The first major hack of Binance occurred yesterday. 7,074 BTC were stolen from Binance’s hot wallet. In a press release, Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO stated : We have discovered a large scale security breach today, May 7, 2019 at 17:15:24. Hackers were able to obtain a large number of user API keys, 2FA codes, and…

May 16, 2019
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De-Anonymizing Anonymous Crypto Services

With the exit scam and proceeding arrests of administrators for the dark web market Wall Street Market(WSM), there are some important takeaways from the investigative work on the blockchain forensics. The arrests arose from the de-anonymizing of the bitcoin that were tumbled by the administrators of WSM. The largest concern here is not so much…

May 13, 2019
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