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Privacy Considerations Distributed Ledger Technology

Overview#

Distributed Ledger Technology and Privacy Considerations

Information Leakage#

Distributed Ledger Technology often mentions privacy as one of the advantages. However, some side-channel attacks and Identity Correlation processes using Information Leakage from Tracking Cookies and other web trackers.[1]

The process requires the eavesdropper to know an individual’s Personally Identifiable Information—name and email, for example—and then to link that with a specific bitcoin or other Distributed Ledger Technology address.

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