While we have been writing up a lot of Darkcoin-related content over the past week or so, they just keep on bringing us more important announcements on a nearly daily basis. A new developer has joined the DRK ranks, and he is actually quite famous. Also, care to know how many Darkcoin masternodes are in existence? I’ll tell you in in a few minutes!
Darkcoin has been through a lot of development changes, progress and additional features in its rather short lifespan so far. Then again, if you want to be the flagship of anonymity and privacy when it comes to digital currencies, you have quite a standard to live up to.
In order to bring things to a higher level, a new developer has been added to the Darkcoin team, and his name is Patrick McHardy. I am ashamed to admit I had never heard his name before, but luckily for us, the DRK community was on the ball and got us a ton of information.
Patrick McHardy is a freelance Linux kernel networking developer , and he used to lead the Netfilter project (until 2013). For those of you unaware of what Netfilter is, it is the packet filtering framework inside the Linux 2.4.x and later kernels. Netfilter is a heavily improved success of Ipfwadm and Ipchains systems.
During his 14-year career, Patrick McHardy has been working on anything related to networking , including firewalling, IPv4/IPv6-stack, QoS to DECT and GSM. Furthermore, he helped analyzing the security of the Masternode network, during which he found two security vulnerabilities. Patrick will be, without a shadow of a doubt, a welcome, and very useful addition to the Darkcoin team.
In other DRK news, have you ever wondered how many masternodes there are on the network? We have received statistics form this morning, which put the total number of active Darkcoin masternodes at 1203. As a result, the estimated daily payout for these active nodes is 0.64 DRK/day.