QRL Improvement Proposal (QIP-015)
Implement privacy feature for QRL
Overview & status
Implement privacy feature
QRL currently has no privacy features. This means every transaction can be followed through the blockchain. The identity of the original wallet holder can be revealed this way by for example tracing the transaction back to KYC required exchanges.
QRL adding privacy features will most likely attract a new target audience: privacy conscious people.
Edward Snowden: “Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say”
Privacy as an optional feature is no privacy at all so would need to be the default transaction type.
See Monero’s privacy features, such as:
- Stealth addresses
- Untracable transaction outputs
- Confidential transactions (hide amount sent)
- TOR/onion (or similar) network layer.
This will most likely require a hardfork.
Bittrex doesn’t allow privacy coins, this means that QRL will be removed from Bittrex. We have to find alternative exchanges.
Other exchange(s): Binance, Tradeogre, Uniswap or other decentralized exchanges.
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