Using the power of a distributed peer-to-peer consensus network, every transaction on the network is cryptographically secured against any adversary. Using a cryptographically sound protocol, Masari ensures that all your transactions are private by default.
By using the RingCT protocol, Masari is able to ensure that all transactions are untraceable, unlinkable, and that amounts transferred are hidden from the public..
All of the privacy features in Masari resolve into true fungibility, which makes its digital currency equivalent to cash or gold, where no transaction can be discriminated against another.
WHM Difficulty Algorithm
A necessary update implementing one of the best known algorithms in order to mitigate flash mining issues as a new altcoin, with a pull request made upstream as a contribution back to Monero.
A new and easy to use GUI wallet was intended to be available, but time constraints pushed instead for porting one over from Monero for use while this initiative is merged with the mobile wallet goal.
Multi-Sig & Subaddress Support
Both upstream features. Multi-sig will allow for trustless off-chain transactions that would otherwise require a counterparty. Subaddresses allow a single Masari private key to issue multiple subaddresses, expanding beyond payment IDs.
We've created our own CN variant in order to further secure against malicious network attacks, while being more stable and CPU friendly.
Web & Mobile Wallet
This targets mass adoption, including mobile devices support for day-to-day usability.
This feature unique to Masari allows for a more secure network and for safely reducing block emission rates for better network latency.
Q1 2019 (tentative)
Pending further research, this investigates sharding potential of the CryptoNote protocol by taking advantage of one-time public key outputs to partition/shard the transactions into a scalable blocktree.
Abstract: This paper details the cryptocurrency Masari's implementation and transition to a Weighted-Weighted Harmonic Mean difficulty adjustment algorithm in order to smoothly adjust its difficulty target so that the chain maintains a steady two-minute block time. The original idea for this algorithm comes from Tom Harold and was modified by Scott Roberts. The original C++ implementation was done by Thaer Khawaja of the Masari Core Team. This implementation has since been adopted by several other cryptocurrency projects, and has paved the way for other difficulty adjustment algorithms such as LWMA.