Rich lists are impossible to produce with Monero.

Is it still possible to determine the total number private keys have ever been used to control available outputs on the network?

Obviously the number cold storage wallets that were created offline and have never been used is unknown. Counting the number of available outputs and combining that with prior transaction data can we somehow determine how many how many private keys control (or previously controlled) those outputs?


No, or it'd be a break of the crypto. Poloniex can probably get a lower bound (probably much lower than the real number), since it's the main Monero exchange and has been for a long time. But from the blockchain, no. Every single output on the blockchain is on its own one time address, and can't be attached to a standard address without that standard address' private view key.

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