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Unlinkability means that you can display your receiving address publicly yet all payments made to this address cannot be linked to it, or the transaction with each other. Monero accomplishes this by using one time use stealth addresses for every transaction.

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Difference between Unlinkability and Untraceability

Please provide a simple explanation that can distinguish Monero unlinkability and untraceability. Is it possible for a cryptocurrency to have one (unlinkability or untraceability) without the other? ...
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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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Why were Monero Disposable addresses dropped?

Do disposable addresses have any use cases that cannot be handled by sub addresses? If so, exactly why was development of of disposable addresses dropped? How could their use have a negative impact ...
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Is it possible to prove that two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person?

Using Monero instead of Bitcoin, is it possible to trace the transaction and check whether two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person? Does it matter whether transactions are public or not?...
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When constructing a change output, does it have to be sent to the main public address?

I was thinking about how the behavior of spending Monero from the same wallet over time introduces the risk of eventually linking change outputs when they are later combined and spent. Can this be ...
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How much I "deanonymize" transaction when I put my address into "extra" part of a transaction?

Does it break untraceability or unlinkability (or something else) if everyone can see the sender's address (or one of the senders because of mixins)? And I mean doing it for example for every 10th ...
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