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Innovative blockchain balances privacy and regulatory compliance in perfect sync.

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  • Researchers have developed a protocol called Privacy Pools that balances privacy on blockchain transactions with regulatory compliance.
  • This new smart contract-based protocol allows users to prove specific attributes of their transactions without revealing their entire history, enhancing both privacy and transparency.

In a recent study published in Blockchain: Research and Applications, researchers introduced the Privacy Pools protocol as a solution to the challenge of maintaining privacy in blockchain transactions while meeting regulatory standards. This protocol enables users to publish zero-knowledge proofs confirming whether their funds are associated with lawful or unlawful sources without disclosing their full transaction history. By proving compliance without revealing entire transaction histories, Privacy Pools offer a promising approach to reconciling privacy and regulatory requirements in the blockchain ecosystem. This innovative technology not only enhances user privacy but also strengthens the integrity of blockchain transactions, paving the way for more secure and private financial transactions in the digital age.

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