I’m studying for my masters degree in Information Security, and as part of this i have to write a short, technical thesis on a cryptocurrency. Each student were assigned a different currency by our professor. I was assigned SwiftCoin, and i’m struggling to find any technical information regarding this currency that goes any deeper than common buzzwords. I am currently watching videos created by, and reading through patents filed by the author/inventor (Daniel Bruno), but i’m not finding much.
I was hoping anyone here had some experience with the currency, and could answer some questions:
What encryption and hashing algorithms are used?
It is stated that currency is not “mined”. How is more currency added to the circulation, and who/what controls this?
For the mail-system tied to the currency (SwiftMail, John McAfee SwiftMail), how are the the mails transmitted from one computer to the other? I see how the transmission of the mail can be verified and stored on the blockchain, but not how it is transmitted.
How is it related to John McAfee?
Are there any whitepapers or research papers published about the currency? I have not found any on Google Scholar.
In advance, thanks.