Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to the Blockchain Mainstream

If monero was the top-performing cryptocurrency of 2016, don't tell that to the blockchain project's outspoken maintainer. At a Club Med resort in Cancun, Mexico, Riccardo Spagni takes a pause from his general airing of grievances to order his second margarita. Armed with oversized shades and jovial blue shorts, he looks more 'Jersey Shore' than 'Mr Robot', a style you might not expect from someone whose claim to fame is offering privacy in drug market payments. But, the impression that Spagni isn't to be taken seriously is soon wiped away by his biting South African accent and razor-sharp....


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