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Powers of Tau Operational Write-up
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Round: 26
Date: 2017-12-18
Name: Gareth Davies
Location: Victoria, BC

Response (BLAKE2b): 
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    7b47bdd5 d1f33051 598de29c 90642eb9
    4422ab58 4f541020 3f949f86 c56a5523
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Procedure
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I performed the challenge concurrently on two separate computers and following 
the roll of a dice chose to upload one of them. Machine 1 was a 2017-built 
Hackintosh running macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. Machine 2 was running Windows 10 
Home and has been in my possession for several years.

I performed a similar approach on both machines, firstly downloading rust. On 
the Hackintosh this was achieved via Homebrew and on the Windows machine by 
downloading directly from rust-lang.org. Both machines were running the latest 
stable release of 1.22.1. On running the challenge on the Windows machine I 
encounter a link.exe error which necessitated the additional downloading of 
Visual Studio to fix and successfully run the challenge.

I downloaded the challenge file from the S3 link provided by Sean Bowe and used 
git to clone the powersoftau repo with commit 
d47a1d3d1f007063cbcc35f1ab902601a8b3bd91. 

Side Channel Defences
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Entropy sources: For each machine, I chose a book from my library and randomly 
selected words from each. My typing is terrible, so a number were misspelt 
which I did not correct. In addition, I then performed an obligatory “mashing 
of the keyboard”  for added randomness.

Physical/electronic monitoring: I didn’t perform anything specific in this 
regard albeit the challenge was performed concurrently on two machines. Both 
computers were located in my basement and watched throughout by myself and dog 
who, albeit slept through the majority of the process, did not raise any alarms 
regarding physical intruders.

Postprocessing
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As above once both challenges were complete I rolled a dice (assigning odd 
numbers to one computer and even to another) and uploaded the corresponding 
chosen response. I have no intention to destroy either machine, but both 
machines were shut down following completion of the challenge.

Gareth Davies
garethtdavies.com
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On December 16, 2017 at 9:40:44 PM, Sean Bowe (s...@z.cash <mailto:s...@z.cash> 
) wrote:

 
Sounds great! I'll ping you Monday.

Sean

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 6:50 PM, Gareth Davies via zapps-wg
<zapps...@lists.z.cash.foundation> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would like to join the MPC ceremony. I am available to participate on any
> day during the next week depending on when it would be required.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Gareth

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