How the hell does Monero work?

Monero is a privacy focused cryptocurrency that uses 3 distinct cryptography techniques to provide user security: 1. Ring Signatures 2. Stealth Addresses 3. RingCT (Ring Confidential Transactions)

Each will be discussed with a technical overview of how they work and what benefit they provide. I'll also briefly touch on the fact that most extortion malware and crypto-mining malware is using Monero and how this compares to previous cryptography protocol advances such as HTTPS used by porn sites early on, but then eventually by banks.

Finally we will discuss Monero's i2p router project Kovri, how it helps obscure meta-data about transactions, and how this enhances user privacy in a post-Snowden world.

Pwrcycle is a DDoS Network Security Principal Engineer and Bitcoin user since 2011. He was introduced to the privacy cryptocurrency Monero in 2016 and currently runs the Monero Los Angeles...

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