11 Feb 2023 | Updated 15 Mar 2023 [CCS]

Isthmus submits CCS proposal to do computational work for OSPEAD parameterization

Dr. Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer (Isthmus1) has submitted a CCS proposal2 looking to do computational work for OSPEAD3 parameterization:

To achieve the best fit for OSPEAD parametrization, the analysis code developed by Rucknium needs to be computed over a much larger portion of recent Monero transactions. [..] This proposal is designed to solve the challenge posed by the computational barriers [..] The overall project to speed up OSPEAD computation will take 5+ full time engineering weeks [..]

Total funding: 190 XMR (upfront).

ETA: 5.5 weeks (March 30 2023).

Milestones overview

Isthmus is an MRL contributor and the President and Chief Scientist of Geometry Labs4. Read his analysis reports5678 to learn more about the researcher’s past Monero work.

More information about Rucknium’s OSPEAD (Optimal Static Parametric Estimation of Arbitrary Distributions) is available on Monero Observer910.

To read the full proposal, share your feedback, ask questions and support this CCS, consult !3752.

This is an ongoing story and the report will be updated when new information is available.

Update: proposal temporarily closed11.

  1. https://github.com/mitchellpkt/ 

  2. https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/ccs-proposals/-/merge_requests/375  2

  3. https://github.com/Rucknium/OSPEAD/ 

  4. https://geometrylabs.io/ 

  5. /articmine-isthmus-weigh-rucknium-ospead-proposal-feasibility/ 

  6. /researchers-publish-forensic-statistical-analysis-xmr-transaction-volume-anomaly/ 

  7. https://medium.com/hackernoon/utter-noncesense-a-statistical-study-of-nonce-value-distribution-on-the-monero-blockchain-f13f673a0a0d 

  8. https://medium.com/hackernoon/opportunistic-investigation-of-monero-miners-during-march-2018-network-update-cfd6ad8a027f 

  9. /rucknium-ospead-ccs-proposal/ 

  10. /rucknium-publishes-ospead-fully-specified-estimation-plan/ 

  11. /isthmus-cancels-ccs-proposal-computational-work-ospead-parameterization/