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terms: ["ringCT", "ring-CT"]
summary: "a way to hide the amount sent in a Monero transaction"
summary: "an old way to hide the amount sent in a Monero transaction"
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### The Basics
RingCT, short for Ring Confidential Transactions, is how transaction amounts are hidden in Monero.
Ring CT was implemented in block #1220516 in January 2017. After September 2017, this feature became mandatory for all transactions on the network.
RingCT short for Ring Confidential Transactions.
RingCT introduces an improved version of @ring-signatures called "A Multi-layered Linkable Spontaneous Anonymous Group signature", which allows for hidden amounts, origins and destinations of transactions with reasonable efficiency and verifiable, trustless coin generation.
RingCT technology was replaced by the more efficient @Bulletproofs in October 2018
Ring CT was implemented in block #1220516 in January 2017. After September 2017, this feature became mandatory for all transactions on the network. RingCT was replaced by the more efficient @Bulletproofs in October 2018.
For more information, please read the creator Shen Noether's paper [here](https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/1098).
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