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Difference between Unlinkability and Untraceability

With Monero, unlinkability means that you can display your receiving address publicly yet all payments made to this address cannot be linked to it. This phenomenon is accomplished with the use of one ...
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Mandatory vs optional stealth address use

The big advantage is that enforcing one time addresses at the protocol level will prevent people from forgetting, or not bothering with using them. In fact, reusing an address in Monero leads to an ...
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Mandatory vs optional stealth address use

Many cryptocurrency users are either uniformed about best privacy practices or too lazy or undisciplined to use them. Automatic stealth addressing adds privacy by unlinkability without requiring any ...
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Why were Monero Disposable addresses dropped?

Disposable addresses require the sender to use an unencrypted payment id specified by the receiver. This means that if funds are sent to a disposable address more than once, an observer can tell that ...
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Is it possible to prove that two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person?

Unless the sender included such information in the transaction (ie, an unencrypted payment id that is identical in both transactions, or very specific amounts sent), it is not possible to determine ...
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When constructing a change output, does it have to be sent to the main public address?

It's possible to send change to any subaddress/account inside any wallet where you know the private view key and public spend key for that wallet. (If you were not sending to a subaddress destination, ...
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