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[ZKP 讀書會] Tornado Cash | Taipei Ethereum Meetup
Content type tag (summary, discussion)
discussion? Apparently not a direct summary of the tornado cash whitepaper.
Zero knowledge, privacy, anonymity
Description of why this would be an interesting post
Tornado cash uses zk merkle tree opening/path proofs as its foundation, like zcash.
This post shall introduce tornado cash as a native way to unlink any previous transactions on Ethereum mainnet.
It can be a great way (popsci) for people to have a better understanding on how to use mixing/shielded transaction solutions correctly i.e., without voiding the security benefits that the project provided, on Blockchain.
The usage of such…I can think of one.
If your legal dept ask your ethereum address to be absolutely clean i.e., without previous transactions - because they worried that the funds that were in/out of the address could be illegal or against the tax law - you may have a slim chance to persuade your legal dept that: since any transaction out from tornadocash contract are (under certain assumptions) unlinkable to any of the input transaction, the funds are clean now.
Just an imaginary scenario though.
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Research Summary: Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin