“The Monero Research Lab has been primarily responsible for major innovations in Monero, such as RingCT, so I’d definitely attest to that.”According to Gooddall:
“I am asking for $9,000 USD/month; this is in line with market rates for a Ph.D. scientist and mathematician (accounting for the tax implications of working outside a traditional employer), and represents my assessment of fair compensation. and I am asking at 71.88 USD/XMR as my baseline exchange rate. For the last two funding periods, I was using the 30 day EMA to estimate the Monero exchange rate, but this always leads to an overestimate of price during a bear market.”It’s a pricey request, and is one of many, but through these campaigns, the likes of Gooddall and Dr. Noether expect to be able to enhance their own research and really pin down the future of Monero as a secure technological innovation. This in turn will do great things for the Monero project and most importantly for you investors, XMR as a cryptocurrency too.