I've seen MLSAG mentioned in a couple places. I believe it has to do with the "signature" part of "ring signature," but I'm otherwise clueless. Can anyone provide more information?

1 Answer 1


MLSAG is an acronym for "Multilayered Linkable Spontaneous Anonymous Group". The MLSAG signatures are the type of signatures used by Shen Noether's Ring Confidential Transactions [1], based upon Gregory Maxwell's Confidential Transactions [2] and Nicolas van Saberhagen's Ring Signatures [3].

[1] https://lab.getmonero.org/pubs/MRL-0005.pdf
[2] https://people.xiph.org/~greg/confidential_values.txt
[3] https://cryptonote.org/whitepaper.pdf

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.