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Do the new view tags that make wallet scanning faster also make ring signatures less effective? Do all the signatures in any ring produce the same view tag, so that there will end up being 256 different pools of ring signatures?

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  • Do you mean view tags (not keys)?
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Apr 11, 2022 at 21:31
  • Yes. View tags. Sorry. Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 17:35

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Do the new view tags that make wallet scanning faster also make ring signatures less effective?

No. A ring signature is on the inputs to a transaction. View tags are attached to the outputs of a transaction.

Do all the signatures in any ring produce the same view tag, so that there will end up being 256 different pools of ring signatures?

View tags are attached to transaction outputs and are not derived from the input signature(s), they are derived from the shared secret and output index. So no, there will not be "256 different pools of ring signatures".

Footnote: For readers unaware, view tags are not yet merged, though likely will be soon.

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