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Bulletproofs audit: fundraising

It's Happening

After much discussion, it is time to raise the funds needed to audit our implementation of Bulletproofs. You can read the initial FFS posting providing information about potential reviewers and statements of work, and the r/Monero post containing comments from the community.

Based on internal discussion among developers and researchers, and on community input and comments, the decision has been made to hire Benedikt Bünz, QuarksLab, and Kudelski Security in that order. The results from the audits will be made public, posted here and in r/Monero.


Funding amounts are based on a rough recent average XMR exchange rates to USD. We are working with the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF), which has generously offered to manage the exchange of XMR to USD to pay QuarksLab at no additional cost. Benedikt Bünz will be paid in XMR directly, and Kudelski will be paid in USD.

  • Benedikt Bünz: 36.4 XMR
  • QuarksLab: $20625 USD + 91 XMR (half of their total has already been exchanged and paid)
  • Kudelski Security: $30000 USD

The total request, including a healthy buffer to account for volatility and transfer fees associated to disbursement, is for 457 XMR, using an exchange estimate of 200 XMR/USD. Since most funding is in fiat currency, this amount will be updated to reflect price fluctuations until funded.

Replies: 10
keatonofthedrake posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Donation submitted! Lets get this improvement reviewed!

TheseAreBetterDays posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]


drfred posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

donated! this gonna be good :)

antw081 posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]


Gingeropolous posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

it seems the USD and XMR is mixed up in the primary milestone bullets

anjoen posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]


I'm a holder since 2016 and now an then it's time to give something back! Just donated 1 XMR.

oneiric posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Mi doninta :) Multe imponega!!

gym7rjm posted 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

+1 Donated

fluffypony edited 2 years ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Topped it off with 68.45 XMR from the general donation fund

ArticMine posted 1 year ago Weight: 0 | Link [ - ]

Donated 200.00 XMR