Cardano Midnight: Monero Retracts Negative Statements


 On Friday, to the delight of its community, Cardano unveiled Midnight, a sidechain based on zero-knowledge data protection, and its next token, Dust.

As previously reported, the privacy-focused Monero blockchain slammed Midnight, claiming it had a “backdoor.”

In tweets that have now been deleted from its official Twitter page, Monero wrote: “Use Cardano Midnight if you want to use a ‘privacy’ blockchain with a backdoor, use Monero if you want true privacy without shenanigans, shame on you @InputOutputHK.”

He further added, “If Monero loses to this garbage, this community deserves to lose.”

Monero also engaged Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson on the term “backdoor” which was used to describe the Midnight blockchain.

The source of the misunderstanding was a report that quoted Cardano’s founder saying, “The system will distinguish between preserving privacy and allowing regulators and auditors to access the system once permission is granted.”

Monero withdraws negative statements

As it stands, Monero’s negative tweets about Midnight, including his replies to Cardano’s founder, have been deleted.

Following this, several Cardano users criticized Monero for making snap judgments based on a third-party report. The only Twitter visible on his page was a response to a discussion initiated by Rick McCracken, a Cardano stake pool operator, about the research behind the Midnight blockchain.

Monero conceded that the research papers usually just explain what “could” be implemented, not the specific final implementation. Further adding that it’s possible the implementation didn’t use any of the alleged privacy backdoors.

According to U.Today, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson denied claims that Midnight had a “backdoor”.

The same was echoed by Rob Adams, the EVP of Strategy at IOG: “Someone said something about a backdoor, there’s no backdoor in Midnight. I don’t even know where that statement would come from.”

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