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Let's say I want to deanonymize Monero. What if I create a ton of RingCT outputs, such that, say, +99% of them are mine. Since amounts don't matter with RingCT, it can be very small amounts (like one atomic unit each).

Now if in a ring signature, 4 of public keys are mine, and I didn't sign it, I know that it must have been the other public key. In this way, I can link addresses on the block chain, and do block chain analysis.

Is there something preventing this attack?

  • @user36303 I think ringct adds a new twist since you don't need to control much monero. – PyRulez Aug 26 '16 at 15:51
  • You need as much, given the estimation relies on tx fees. – user36303 Aug 26 '16 at 16:09
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    @PyRulez maybe you could make a question based on the comment of 36303.... Given the estimates for tx fees would a spam attack to obtain outputs in attempt to undermine privacy be more of less expensive after the arrival of RIngCT? – Smart Kid Aug 26 '16 at 17:28