GRIN recollections.


Grin’s genesis block was mined on January 15th, 2019. Igno gave an interview via email, answered questions. Interview by David Z. Morris

Some highlights below.

D.Morris :What was the thinking behind the decision to make Grin entirely community-driven and nonprofit, at a time (pre-bust) when hype was so intense around anything blockchain or cryptocurrency related?

No ICO, no Premine.

D.Morris: Why do you believe the world needs a(nother) privacy currency?

Make better money.

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D.Morris: The most interesting economic decision in Grin’s design was to make the supply curve “inflationary,” at least in theory. Do you find bitcoiners’ fear of inflation and love of “hard money” compelling?

D.Morris: You remain anonymous, at a time when that’s much rarer than it used to be — hell, the lead dev of the current biggest privacy coin regularly posts video from inside his own house. What motivated you to kick it old-school?

D.Morris: Finally, Grin has been seen as a kind of symbolic return-to-roots for crypto in the wake of the bubble/crash. What advice would you give the broader industry to help keep the development and use of crypto/blockchain going over the next five to 10 years?


- Electronic transactions for all. Without censorship or restrictions. Designed for the decades to come, not just for tomorrow. To be used by anyone, anywhere.

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