What are Bulletproofs? What is a range proof? Why is encrypting amounts important for financial privacy? How does it use non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs to hide amounts without risking inflation?

Confidential Transactions by Greg Maxwell:

“Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions and More” – http://web.stanford.edu/~buenz/pubs/bulletproofs.pdf

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Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance – https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk
Fungibility, privacy, anonymity – https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU
Mixing services – https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY
Altcoins and specialisation – https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA
The price of losing privacy – https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4
The war on cash and crypto – https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw
MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures – https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0
MimbleWimble and Dandelion – https://youtu.be/LjDJGTpK_lE
Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap – https://youtu.be/JeJzwZgxF50
Coin selection and privacy – https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ
Atomic swaps – https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg
Decentralised exchanges with fiat – https://youtu.be/3Url8tbQEkA
Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk – https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M
The Lightning Network – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi
How do I choose a wallet? – https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY
Hot vs. cold wallets – https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE
Secure, tiered storage system – https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M
How do I secure my bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U
HODLing and the “get free” scheme – https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI
How to get people to care about security – https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E
Airdrop coins and privacy implications – https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc
Bitcoin as everyday currency – https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0

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THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

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Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

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