OSTIF Founder Derek Zimmer on the RandomX audits and what OSTIF does

Derek Zimmer points out the main issues found when auditing RandomX.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdE3w6RL1e8


There was a way to remotely crash any Monero node. So someone could remotely crash, say, all the mining pools and then execute a 51% attack on the network.

– at 12m

It's definitely, definitely going to be very hard to try to reverse engineer something into hardware that's not going to be either obscenely expensive and complex or use so much energy that it's not worth mining with it.

– at 16m25s

The main complaint that we've had from all of the audits so far is that the code is very monolithic.

– at 18m54s

So you can test things by putting numbers in one end of the application and seeing what what comes out the other end of the application, but you can't break it down into pieces.

– at 19m03s