Questions tagged [stealth-address]

Stealth addresses allow and require the sender to create random one-time addresses for every transaction on behalf of the recipient. The recipient can publish just one address, yet have all incoming payments go to unique addresses on the blockchain so that only the sender and receiver can determine where a payment was sent making transactions unlinkable

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Constructing a Stealth Monero Address?

Is it possible from Section 4. Address Serialization cns007.txt and Section 3. Variable-Length Encoding of Integers cns003.txt to compute a Monero Stealth Address from the following? 1) Private ...
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What is a stealth address?

Canonical question on stealth addresses: They are mentioned in the context of privacy of Bitcoin transactions but are also implemented in Cryptonote based currencies. What are they and how would they ...
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What's the point of ring signatures if stealth addresses hide the actual addresses anyways?

I understand generally how ring signatures work, but I also realize they are sent to and from stealth addresses, and so I'm curious why ring signatures are needed in the first place. Doesn't a sender'...
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Stealth addresses: where do they come from?

I wonder what the origin of stealth addresses is. I learned that they were introduced for BitCoin, by Peter Todd. However, I cannot find any literature describing or analysing the specific ...
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Mandatory vs optional stealth address use

Use of stealth address is optional with Bitcoin and mandatory with Monero. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mandating the use of stealth addresses?
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Examples of real stealth address from the blockchain

I am looking for examples of stealth addresses. Not only theoretically what they are, but real examples. What do they look like in the blockchain?
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Why does the stealth address involve a hash function?

According to the cryptonote white paper, a stealth address of the form P = H_s(rA)G + B. My question is, why is the hash function necessary? It seems that P=rA + B would work just as well. Using a ...
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Where is the code that generates stealth addresses and matches them with view keys?

I would like to learn more about the nuts and bolts of how monero implements stealth addresses. I have read the cryptonote whitepaper and have a handle on the math and premise of the concept. But I ...
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Can monero-wallet-cli tell me the one-time public keys (outputs) that belong(ed) to it?

When viewing the data on a block explorer, how can I be sure which outputs are mine? Due to Monero using stealth addresses, the block explorers show all the one-time public keys (which are the ...