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Masari

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About Masari

Masari is a privacy-centric innovative cryptocurrency that allows users to send money around the globe with low fees very quickly.

Masari ($MSR) is a proof of work peer-to-peer internet currency using the well researched and cryptographically sound CryptoNote and RingCT protocols. This means that every transaction origin, amount, and destination is obfuscated by default.

Masari is an open source project that is fully decentralized, similar to bitcoin. With several CryptoNote firsts such as uncle mining via the SECOR protocol, a fully client side web wallet, and PoW sharding via the blocktree protocol, Masari is a fast, fungible, secure, private and soon-to-be scalable currency.

Masari, a scalable cryptocurrency

Scalable

Scalability initiatives include the SECOR and Blocktree protocols

Masari, community funded and developed cryptocurrency

Community Developed

Developed and funded by community volunteers

Masari, a simple privacy-centric cryptocurrency

Simple

Cross-platform supported and easy to use

Roadmap

This roadmap is community driven and subject to change, represents prior achievements (non-comprehensive) and estimated timelines for future plans.

Q4 2017

WHM Difficulty Algorithm

A necessary update implementing one of the best known algorithms in order to mitigate flash mining issues as a new altcoin, with a pull request made upstream as a contribution back to Monero.

Q4 2017

GUI Wallet

A new and easy to use GUI wallet was intended to be available, but time constraints pushed instead for porting one over from Monero for use while this initiative is merged with the mobile wallet goal.

Q1 2018

Multi-Sig & Subaddress Support

Both upstream features. Multi-sig will allow for trustless off-chain transactions that would otherwise require a counterparty. Subaddresses allow a single Masari private key to issue multiple subaddresses, expanding beyond payment IDs.

Q2 2018

CryptoNight-Fast PoW

We've created our own CN variant in order to further secure against malicious network attacks, while being more stable and CPU friendly.

Q3 2018

Web & Mobile Wallet

This targets mass adoption, including mobile devices support for day-to-day usability. Client-side web wallet can be found here and Android wallet found on the Google Play Store

Q4 2018

Uncle Mining (SECOR)

This feature unique to Masari delivers a more secure network, faster blocks, and rewards miners for orphaned blocks.

Q4 2018

Collaboration Corner

This is a social protocol being developed as a guideline to encourage contribution and decentralize project stewardship.

2019

Blocktree Whitepaper

Pending further research, this investigates PoW sharding potential of the CryptoNote protocol by taking advantage of one-time public key outputs to partition/shard the transactions into a scalable blocktree.

2019

Ledger Integration

With many preferring hardware solutions storing one's MSR, Ledger is to be supported as a storage alternative.

Blocktree Implementation

Pending preceding research, implementation to be complete by end of year.

Simple Private Tokens (SPT)

Without smart contracts, this features the ability to issue private digital assets in the network easily by the end user, with any computational logic using interchangeable off-chain architecture.

Real-time Authorization

Without masternodes and any protocol level changes, this features the ability for a merchant to achieve high confidence that a transaction will get confirmed so that their pending orders can either be filled immediately.

I/O bound PoW

Our current CryptoNight-Fast variant (as all others) is only temporary. Inspired by Cuckoo Cycles, alternative approaches are to be looked into that are I/O bound, evening the playing field for miners from mobile devices to ASICs, allowing for an eco-friendly yet secure network.

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Resources

External resources that provide a type of utilization to Masari.

Downloads

Release files and wallets from the Masari team

Windows

Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Current version: 0.3.1.0 Dandy Dromedary

Windows Command Line Interface (CLI)

Current version: 0.3.1.2 Dandy Dromedary

Official SHA256 Hash:
6a95de1067b9baa9d357edd4741575aa5e432130b97b9892d91525be935fbd44

Linux

Linux Command Line Interface (CLI)

Current version: 0.3.1.2 Dandy Dromedary

Official SHA256 Hash:
ae34c5bb9a34f4d14682388f37f74a1cca5450450deb74dc98fbd9a6e9635327

Mac

Apple Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Current version: 0.3.1.0 Dandy Dromedary

Apple Command Line Interface (CLI)

Current version: 0.3.1.2 Dandy Dromedary

Official SHA256 Hash:
df95715817b6e2b92c157ff65bc94f7a1abf01085e12bf6166675800ba4373ef

Android

Use Masari on your mobile Android device. Download from the Play Store!

Current version: 1.1.1 Mobile Wallet

Research Corner

The Masari Research Corner researches innovation in privacy and cryptocurrency technology within the context of advancing Masari's protocol

WWHM Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm

Abstract: This paper details the cryptocurrency Masari's implementation and transition to a Weighted-Weighted Harmonic Mean difficulty adjustment algorithm in order to smoothly adjust its difficulty target so that the chain maintains a steady two-minute block time. The original idea for this algorithm comes from Tom Harold and was modified by Scott Roberts. The original C++ implementation was done by Thaer Khawaja of the Masari Core Team. This implementation has since been adopted by several other cryptocurrency projects, and has paved the way for other difficulty adjustment algorithms such as LWMA.

Simple Extended Consensus Resolution: Uncle Mining On The Blockchain

Abstract: Since Bitcoin's inception and introduction of cryptocurrency, alternative iterations of permissionless decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash have been developed. However, most of these systems have the same blockchain properties that subsequently retain similar on-chain scalability limitations to Bitcoin. With the introduction of the SECOR protocol, we propose a simple version of Uncle Mining, serving the purpose of faster block emission rates while further securing the network by rewarding miners for otherwise-orphaned blocks, solving in part some of the inherent scalability limitations of blockchain technology. These added properties are achieved by introducing block weight and differentiating it from block difficulty in a hash-based proof-of-work (PoW) system that achieves consensus via the heaviest chain in the network.

CryptoNote Blocktree: Partially Asynchronous Metablock Consensus

Abstract: One of the biggest problems to Blockchain scalability is block size, where too large a block will have propagation time and centralization concerns, while one too small will cause a network's failure to converge on a main chain. In practice, one can argue a lower bound of approximately 15 seconds, given proper management of orphaned blocks and a small upper bound on block size [1]. Therefore, in order to increase transaction throughput while maintaining the secure concept of a Proof of Work (PoW) block in a permissionless decentralized network, one must be able to mine multiple blocks in parallel. This paper proposes Blocktree, a tree-partitioned structure that would fundamentally extend that of the Blockchain's linear nature.