How do mixing services work? What are CoinJoin transactions? How much could they improve privacy or anonymity in Bitcoin?
CORRECTION: At the start of the video, I say that Gregory Maxwell invented CoinJoin. While Maxwell did ‘coin’ the term, the mechanism of CoinJoin was discussed early on by others: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12751.msg315793#msg315793
At 05:46, I mentioned ‘Ricochet’ as a coin mixing service. This is incorrect. Ricochet adds extra hops to your transaction (https://www.samouraiwallet.com/ricochet). I was thinking of Whirlpool, which is a ZeroLink implementation by Samourai Wallet (https://github.com/Samourai-Wallet/Whirlpool).
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