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27 Mar 18:29

Attacks that unmask anonymous blockchain transactions can be used against everyone who ever relied on the defective technique

by Cory Doctorow

In An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain, a group of eminent computer scientists analyze a longstanding privacy defect in the Monero cryptocurrency, and reveal a new, subtle flaw, both of which can be used to potentially reveal the details of transactions and identify their parties. (moreā€¦)