Commit ba5c8724 authored by luigi's avatar luigi
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Flesh out stealth addresses a bit

Sometimes trying to break stuff like this down results in awkward sentences. Feedback pls. Updated to use @mentions.
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layout: moneropedia
entry: "Stealth Address"
terms: ["stealth-address", "stealth-addresses"]
summary: "a special property of Monero addresses that makes it impossible to see which address a transaction went to or came from"
summary: "automatic one-time addresses for every transaction"
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### The Basics
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Stealth addresses are an important part of Monero's inherent privacy. They allow and require the sender to create random one-time addresses for every @transaction on behalf of the recipient. The recipient can publish just one address, yet have all of his/her incoming payments go to unique addresses on the @blockchain, where they cannot be linked back to either the recipient's published address or any other transactions' addresses. By using stealth addresses, only the sender and receiver can determine where a payment was sent.
To read how Monero prevents tracking coin history (untraceability), see @ring-signatures.
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