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Questions tagged [privacy]

Questions regarding the information that is leaked through cryptocurrency transactions or related processes

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Implications and remedies of fixed 'H' in Pedersen commitment

In the monero document "Zero to Monero" pp. 30 the Pedersen Commitment scheme is described as requiring generators G, H such that no-one knows an x where G = x*H. The actual H is defined as H=to_point(...
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Stable coin on Tari?

Is it possible to create stable coin like DAI (Ethereum netowrk) on Tari layer? Stable coin on anonymous blockchain would be game changer!
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How can I churn or send an individual Monero input?

For some situations, users should avoid linkages between outputs that they control. Users may desire more anonymity sets than single ring signatures provide. To this end, users may want to churn ...
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Where are the signatures of a ring coming from?

In a Monero transaction, according to explanation videos: The non-signers are past transaction outputs pulled from the blockchain, which act as decoys. These outputs together make the inputs of a ...
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How does the mixing work?

I have been researching Monero, and I think I understand how ring signatures and stealth addresses work mathematically. However, to create a new ring transaction, you need N peers that want to join ...
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Should I use a hardware wallet?

I hear a lot about hardware wallets and I would like to know if, in terms of security and functionality, it makes sense to switch to one of them. Thanks in advance for answers.
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Why did I get an 'using an untrusted daemon' warning?

I'm running a full node and I followed every security step to set up the node on my computer. Everything was going great until today when I realized that a view-only wallet created the day before was ...
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Can miners see sender's information?

The recipient cannot see the sender's wallet address, but can a miner see the sender's wallet address? Can the miners see the IP address of the sender? Moreover, what information of the sender can ...
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Churning and subaddresses

Today I was thinking about churning again. But I was wondering, since we now have subaddresses, does it matter or make any difference when I churn to the main-address or to a subaddress? Is one way ...
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Does Monero (XMR) or Pirate (ARRR) offer better privacy and security?

I have read several comparisons between Monero and Pirate. Can someone please explain to me the objective pros and cons about their privacy offerings? Is one more secure than the other? What are the ...
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Would it be possible to use PoS on Monero without corrupting privacy and if possible how?

Is there a possibility of zero-knowledge proof of stake without disclosing your balance?
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Hiding transaction values using pederson commitments and range proofs in accounts model

Conceptually how does one hide transaction values using pederson commitments and range proofs in ethereum(accounts model)? The key issue is how can we make it happen in an accounts model and not in ...
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Newbie questions about XMRig

Can one Monero wallet be used to receive results from XMRig installed on 20 (or more) computers? Should the json file on each computer contain the same data? May I use XMRig in Whonix? What the best ...
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Removing private view key from computer after exporting from ledger?

According to How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI (monero-wallet-cli)? exporting the private view key when generating or using the monero wallet with a ledger device speeds up block ...
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Could a blackballs list be used maliciously?

I do not see any way to trustlessly generate a blackballs database without running full nodes for malicious fork coins, which I do NOT want to do (and don't even have hardware resources to do). ...
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Privacy implications resulting from lack of xmr.to multiple output function

When sending Monero the confidential transaction feature of RingCT hides thetransaction amount. Is there a privacy leak with the current xmr.to setup that weakens that claim? Assume an online ...
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What is Kovri and which other cryptocurrencies are implementing this feature?

Currently Kovri seems to be made for monero, but has there been other announcements of others implementing it into their cryptocurrencies? If Kovri is java based, how would that work if a coin is ...
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Is it okay to host a node that connects on the clearnet?

There is some concern in regulatory bodies about governing Monero in the future. Does this have implications for people hosting nodes at home on personal computers and connecting on the clearnet, ...
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Can I run monero desktop wallet over Tor?

Can I use desktop version of monero wallet https://getmonero.org/downloads/ over Tor ? I read Web version mymonero.com is rejecting Tor connections. Does desktop wallet work over Tor ?
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Is the tx-extra field publicly visible?

If I put something in the tx-extra field of a transaction, will it be publicly visible and unencrypted? That is, anyone can see it on the public view of the monero transactions? And I assume the tx-...
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Check the Balance of Cold Storage Address - Block Explorer

I’ve realized, if you want to check the balance of a cold storage address, you can setup a view only wallet in the Monero GUI client. How does this compare with using Onion Monero Blockchain ...
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Is deanonymisation via propagation analysis possible for Monero?

In Bitcoin, every node tries to establish 8 outgoing connections and sends new messages to its neighbors with random delays ("diffusion"). This enables certain deanonymisation attacks, where an ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and CloakCoin (CLOAK)?

I have heard that CloakCoin uses a number of technologies to achieve privacy. What is the difference between these privacy technologies (if any)? I heard that CLOAK uses something called Enigma to ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Enigma (ENG)?

Many people claim that Enigma offers "Monero-strength" privacy on the Ethereum blockchain. Is this true or not? Do they offer the same level of privacy? How are they the same, and how are they ...
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Is the connection over Tor between client and remote node safe?

I'm using torsocks to connect my CLI wallet to a remote node (geo.node.moneroworld.com:18089). I don't need a high level of anonymity, but I would like to understand what information is at risk. For ...
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Could proof-of-stake be implemented in a privacy coin, even in principle?

Is there, even in principle, a smart way to implement proof-of-stake in any privacy currency where you are always hiding your balance from others? (I'm not interested in discussing the advantages of ...
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Are deducible monero transactions blackballed by default (or is there a need or plan to do so)?

Prior to April 2016, zero mixin inputs were allowed to be used. As described by paper (link at bottom), transactions with zero mixins once led to provably deducible transactions. Does the current ...
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What is an airdrop attack?

I just came across this thread on Twitter discussing Zcash and Monero usage in Dark-Net Markets. This quote bothers me: too much risk that an "airdrop attack" deanonymizes a chain like Monero ...
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How can I use monero-blockchain-blackball to improve my privacy?

Monero version 0.12.0.0 shipped with a new executable file called monero-blockchain-blackball. What is the purpose of this new program, and how can it be used properly?
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Does it make sense to run two nodes in order to disguise your identifiable information?

I'm repeatedly encountering statements related to passive monitoring. Like that: If you send XMR frequently to another person, an attacker passively monitoring both parties will know with ...
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Is a transaction from Exchange to Wallet to Exchange traceable?

Here is an example: Exchange1 --> Adr1; Adr1 --> Exchange2 Where Adr1 is a one-time subaddress. Now suppose that Exchange1 and 2 are corrupt and cooperate with a government to leak my information. ...
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Mixing Etiquette?

Is there a best practice or consensus for obfuscating one's own funds? Example: I have 10 XMR in my wallet. If I would like privacy, is it (probabilistically) best to: Create a new wallet ...
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What effect has the increase of minimal ring size from 5 to 7?

How will the scheduled increase of ring size in the current hard fork v7 affect security/privacy, transaction size/fees and verification time? Is there a reason why exactly 7 and not 10 or maybe 20?
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Started back after completion

Monero started back synchronizing after completion or connected ! Should I just close the wallet once it completed the next time?
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How can individuals safeguard themselves and the community against a key reusing fork?

Regardless of the true intention behind the MoneroV developers, it forking off the existing Monero blockchain poses danger to the privacy of Monero users. While the MoneroV forking date has been put ...
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If a business or REIT wanted to purchase Real Estate and keep the owners anonymous could it use Monero to do so?

As mentioned above, could a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) purchase property or send funds to where it needed to go and keep the transaction private between the buyer and seller? What Steps would ...
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Linking transactions when using XMR.to to send bitcoins?

Since xmr.to is a xmr to btc converter. Does xmr.to use the same bitcoin address to send out? I'm worried if the previous person that used the service to send bitcoins to a known dark web address ...
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What is MoneroV, and how is it different than Monero?

I have heard of an upcoming airdrop called MoneroV. Can someone explain the relationship between Monero and MoneroV, and explain their differences?
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How to set up password on xmrpool.net mining pool?

I'm new to mining and I don't know how to set up a password and a username on xmrpool.net mining pool. Can anyone help me to do this?
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Question about Moneros privacy

I searched a lot, but I can't find an answer to my question. If I send one Monero from wallet A to wallet B. Is it possible to find out how long I was holding this one Monero in wallet A? That's not ...
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Starting with Monero - verification?

Do you need to verify your identity somehow when creating a monero wallet or buying/selling/sending monero? Thanks
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Can a remote node know my wallet address?

When I connect my wallet to a remote node, does it know my wallet address? What information about a connecting wallet is revealed to the remote node?
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Will we eventually get rid of “locked” and “unlocked” balances?

My biggest eyesore of Monero which would definitely prevent mass adoption (and adoption by big stores) is that I can only send a single transaction every 20 minutes. Once a transaction is sent, the ...
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What data does the Monero client write as it processes the blockchain?

The Monero client allows configuring the blockchain location. My assumption is that only public blockchain information gets stored here, so I configure it to an unencrypted SSD. However, it seems ...
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Can Monero miners be picky about adding transactions to blocks

With Bitcoin, miners are picky about which transactions to add to blocks due to the limited block size, opting for transactions with higher fees (larger transactions). This means micro/nano payments ...
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When sending monero with a payment id, is the transaction still 100% anounymous?

Are monero transactions still anonymous when using a payment ID? For example, I send to coins to a address with a payment ID. Is this transaction still 100% anonymous impossible to track?
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Nav Coin (NAV)?

Can someone please compare the privacy differences comparing Monero vs Nav Coin? I have heard that each addresses privacy using different methods, and I am interested in what they do differently.
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Potential mistake in trying to secretly transfer from one bitcoin wallet to another via monero - Theoretical

Highly theoretical question: If I exchanged a long mixed number (ie 5.37894316842) from a bitcoin wallet A to my monero wallet, and then a few minutes later exchanged that same bitcoin amount from ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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5-party Ring Signatures still being implicatory for sender?

Why are 5-party ring signatures enough for privacy? I don't understand how even if I get everything else right privacy-wise, I can still be connected to a transaction and potentially implicated in ...