Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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Is it possible to trace an output in the Monero blockchain?

In MRL-0004, it's said: Bob wishes to send 0.75 XMR to Alice, and will pay 0.01 XMR in fees. The Monero that Alice receives, 0.75 XMR, will be delivered as two new unspent transaction outputs ...
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Should I worry about dust in my wallet?

MRL-0004 talks about how if I get sent a weird amount of XMR like 103.32111111, I'll have a weird output of .00111111 in my wallet, and assuming there will be no other outputs of the same amount in ...
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Is it safe to share a daemon with a roommate?

Are there any security concerns with sharing a Monero daemon with a roommate to send or receive transactions? If we each person has their own wallet, encrypted with a very strong password what are ...
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What is the purpose of enforcing a minimum mixin?

Each person can choose a mixin as high as they like when sending Monero. For those that receive Monero solely from mining (never accepting Monero payments) is there any reason why a minimum mixin ...
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Colored Coins on Monero

As a followup to this question, I'm curious as to whether an OMNI/Mastercoin-like colored coin protocol could be used on top of Monero, in a private manner. Colored coins are fundamentally different ...
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Does Monero have any mobile wallets available?

Mobile usage is growing very fast worldwide. Monero transactions should be easy to conduct from any device Does Monero have any Android or iOS wallets available? If there are no mobile wallets today,...
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

I know that white peers are active peers on the latest version and gray peers are either on an unsupported version or inactive. In my understanding, my computer connected to all of these peers ...
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Is there a minimum effective mixin?

I understand that as of the last hard fork, the minimum mixin has been changed from 0 to 2. However, is this an effective baseline? Or is there a higher selection that users can or should choose that ...
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Number of Monero block explorers and their unique features

How many Monero block explorers are currently known to exist? What unique features separate one block explorer from another? What differences do they have in terms of privacy and security ...
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Preventing DDoS attacks against a Monero service while protecting user privacy [closed]

How can I best protect a Monero service (clearnet) from DDoS attacks while at the same time protecting the privacy of users? The Monero service will require that I provide users with the IP address of ...
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What are the primary differences between Monero and Bitcoin?

Addressing each of the following factors, what are the major differences between Monero and Bitcoin? Privacy (including any limitations privacy may have on auditability) Scaling (including blockchain ...
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How will the temporal output alignment of ring partners (mixins) be addressed?

The Issue: If you only own outputs in a short span of blocks and you spend them, the mixin partners (the fake outputs / ring partners) will be different for each of the outputs and have a blockchain ...
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Spam attack to gain control of many outputs and undermine privacy

Would it be possible for an attacker to send many transactions to himself with the goal of gaining control of many outputs for the purposes of deanonymizing transactions of others (using low mixins ...
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How can monero remain private in a soon to be virtual reality world?

2016 is said to be the year of virtual and augmented reality as these technologies come to market. As these technologies are stuffed with a lot of sensors, how do you see a way for us to make ...
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How does Monero privacy and security compare to Zcash?

How does Monero privacy compare to Zcash? What are the key security risks associated with each design? Since important Monero improvements are in active development and Zcash has yet to launch, ...
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What privacy or security trade offs are associated with not running your own full node?

If I choose to use a webwallet such as mymonero.com or connect to a Monero node run by someone else to make transactions, what are the unique privacy and security concerns I will face (compared to if ...
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What use cases exist for a high level of blockchain privacy?

For people with nothing to hide, what does Monero offer that Bitcoin cannot? If I do not care if people know how much money I spent purchasing a certain item, what benefit (if any) would using Monero ...
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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

Tor is currently much more popular than I2P. Why was I2P chosen (Kovri project) over Tor for native Monero integration?

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