Questions tagged [ringsize]

The ring size is the number of one-time public keys (outputs) in the ring-signature that authorizes the transaction. One of those belongs to the actual sender, while the remaining ones (foreign outputs) are used for obfuscation and any existing output found on the blockchain can be picked. This achieves plausible deniability in that any given input in a transaction could have come from any of the outputs used in the ring signature.

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Is there a way to search the blockchain by mixin?

Is there a tool that I can use to search the blockchain for transactions sorted by number of mixins? For example if I wanted to find all transactions with exactly 10 mixins how would I do it?
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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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Usage of a zero mixin (ring size =1)

Zero mixin (ring size=1) transactions are no longer allowed (except for sweeping dust). When they were allowed before the March 2016 hard fork they were quite common. Is there evidence to support ...
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Largest ring size ever used in a Monero transacation

What is the largest ring size ever used in a Monero transaction? What was the size of that transaction in kB? Please share the transaction ID if available
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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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Is there a minimum and maximum mixin size?

Assuming at least some users do not care about privacy, why is there a need for a minimum mixin size? Is there a maximum mixin size? If my goal is to maximize privacy are there any reasons why I ...
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What is the technical definition of “dust” that is allowed to be sent with a mixin of 0?

What is the technical definition of "dust" that is allowed to be sent with a mixin of 0? Is there any way I can avoid or reduce dust creation?
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What factors are influenced by ring size selection?

What factors are influenced by the ring size (mixin) selection? Does choosing a higher mixin always lead to better privacy? Does choosing a very high mixin contribute to blockchain bloat? How does ...

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