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There are three main ways to fix this. The first one is to attempt to select outputs which are unrelated, if possible. This only works if you are sending an amount of monero that can be represented with unrelated outputs. This means that if you have received a single payment, you won't be able to select unrelated inputs, since they're all related - unless ...


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smooth (and I) expressed concern about this same thing during the implementation. The good news is Shen came up with an alternate construction where one MLSAG is used per input rather than combined (see here and below). With the new construction the single secret index goes away, and we get a straight improvement on untraceability due to less inputs on ...


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One option would be modifying the selection algorithm so that it selects ring partners in a similar date range to your own outputs. Then all of the transactions in your ring would be from the same date range, rendering this sort of analysis useless. RingCT will make this sort of solution a lot more practical, as the presence of correct output denominations ...


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I'm not sure how this can/will be addressed in the future, but a few ways to avoid the issue now are: Mine some coins in addition to buying them. If you mine even a half a coin per week, that slow trickle of coins into your wallet will produce outputs spread out over time. If you make a large purchase of coins, then don't withdraw them all at once. If you ...


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Remember that other users (those that are not the "owner" of an output) also use this output in their rings as soon as it appears in the blockchain. So an output might (and most likely will) appear many times in many different rings prior to be actually spent by its owner.


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Understanding the structure of Monero's LMDB and how explore its contents using mdb_stat Firstly, mdb_stat is a tool to get status information about the database environment, not to explore its contents. Quoting the description directly from the mdb_stat manual: The mdb_stat utility displays the status of an LMDB environment. I am assuming querying it ...


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