CryptoNote is a company creating a blockchain-based protocol that allows users to anonymously use decentralized cryptocurrencies. The company was founded by Nicolas van Saberhagen and was launched on October 17, 2013.
CryptoNote allows decentralized and anonymous transaction through the implemention of a ring signature cryptographic protocol that allows users sign a message on behalf of a group. Individual signatures can only prove the message was sent by one anonymous person within the group because all possible signatures are coming from users that are indistinguishable from each other within the group.
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