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Among the general public, Bitcoin is often viewed as a sort of anonymous online payment method for activities like buying drugs on darknet markets. However, the digital cash system is still far from anonymous, private, or even fungible. While there have been countless privacy-related improvement proposals for Bitcoin over the...
While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have popped up over the years,...
At a recent presentation at the Coinbase headquarters in San Francisco, Blockstream CTO and Bitcoin Core contributor Greg Maxwell discussed the challenges of implementing privacy enhancements in Bitcoin, specifically in terms of the Confidential Transactions (CT) proposal. In short, CT is a privacy solution for Bitcoin that blinds the amounts...

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