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Since every transaction has multiple decoys from previous transactions that are connected to it (while only one is real), how does the user link the amount that is linked to the "real" transaction? Firstly, all the decoy outputs are "real", they are real outputs created by previous transactions. Second, the whole point of the decoys is to not be able to ...


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Monero does not allow a receiver to determine the address of who sent the received money, whether using the receiver's secret view or spend keys. This information is private to the sender only. The sender may supply an offline proof that they are the one who sent the money, however, but that's an extra, optional step for them. Voting is usually an anonymous ...


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Dandelion works by setting a flag in the transaction message. If the flag is set, nodes should perform the dandelion steps (ie, decide whether to continue dandelion routing or send to all peers), otherwise not. The existing transaction message format is unchanged. An old node will not know of that flag, so will understand that message as it used to, and will ...


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(The Janus attack referred to in this question is documented here: https://web.getmonero.org/2019/10/18/subaddress-janus.html) We were looking for a character from Greek mythology that had multiple identities. This is because the Janus attack allows an incoming transaction to appear to be addressed to one wallet subaddress, while having actually been ...


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No, there is no discernible difference on the blockchain when paying to a subaddress or normal address.


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A few examples of Tainted/Clean Bitcoins come to mind: Binance blocking a mixed BTC deposit: https://blockonomi.com/binance-blocks-bitcoin-withdrawal-wasabi-wallet/ Bitcoins requiring a history audit: https://redd.it/8tzh7w Bitcoin node dropping transactions from BTC used in gambling: https://bugs.gentoo.org/524512 Dirty BTC on the Bisq market: https://...


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...what is the difference between ring signatures and RingCT? RingCT is really just an umbrella term that encompasses Ring signatures and Confidential Transactions, which they themselves are then are made up of other components, such as MLSAG/CLSAG signatures, Bulletproof range-proofs and Pedersen commitments etc etc, which in turn are made from other ...


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Firstly, welcome to the rabbit-hole. Do ALL purchases of XMR get the same privacy treatment? Broadly speaking, yes, all Monero transactions have the same level of privacy. I use the word "broadly" because privacy extends beyond simply what's recorded on the blockchain. For example, if you buy from someone giving them your real identity, they have ...


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Does using MyMonero online wallet and sending it to yourself (churning) help increase privacy? Leaving aside MyMonero online wallets, the benefits or churning are debatable. There are really only a couple of very specific cases where churning can be beneficial (such as breaking the linkage between specific tx outputs, i.e. seep_single, [ref]), but naively ...


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