💡 CryptoNote in a nutshell

in #monero6 years ago

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CryptoNote is the name of the application layer protocol of privacy coins like Monero and MoneroV. Not to be confused with the ⛏ Proof-of-Work mining algorithm CryptoNight.

⚙️ CryptoNote Features

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Ring Signatures

Transactions on the CryptoNote protocol have to be signed by a group of users and not just a single user like it works on traditional cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. This is possible to the usage of unique one-time addresses for each payment making it impossible to identify the sender of the transaction.

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Safe against Double-Spending

Key images are derived from a private key and all users keep a list of all the used key images. If a duplicate key image is detected, the transaction gets automatically rejected, thus preventing double-spending. Until now there hasn't been proof of any double-spending attack in the history of CryptoNote.

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Egalitarian Proof-of-Work

CryptoNote's proof-of-work algorithm CryptoNight allows for fairer hashrate distribution among individual miners and ensures smooth coin emission. CryptoNight is also ASIC resistant which naturally creates a vibrant community of mining pools, thus reducing the risk of a 51% attack.

🗣 Frequently asked Questions

❓ I heard the developers of CryptoNote created their own coin (CryptoNoteCoin), is it better than MoneroV?

No, because CryptoNoteCoin was just created as a showcase of the technology with zero commercial value, the genesis block gets replaced every 2 months, making it worthless.

❓ What was the first cryptocurrency based on the CryptoNote protocol?

Bytecoin was the first, their team worked closely in cooperation with the CryptoNote Team to release it back in July 2012. Monero is a fork from Bytecoin and MoneroV is a fork from Monero.

❓ What does the future hold for CryptoNote?

While blockchain moves on to bigger and more widespread uses, privacy will be more of concern than it already is. Cryptonote is the leading privacy protocol and more than ever, having the control over your own financial privacy is of paramount importance.

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Monero V = Monero ;)

@monerov great breakdown of CryptoNote and why it's the leading privacy protocol over others like the Zerocoin protocol used by Zcash and others; which has been hacked numerous times to the tune of double spending. *Resteemed

Thanks for the article, I didn't even knew that Cryptonote released their own coin

CryptoNote is Very Useful

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