Sept. 18, 2023, 7:18 a.m. |


ePrint Report: Improving Privacy of Anonymous Proof-of-Stake Protocols

Shichen Wu, Zhiying Song, Puwen Wei, Peng Tang, Quan Yuan

The proof of stake (PoS) mechanism, which allows stakeholders to issue a block with a probability proportional to their wealth instead of computational power, is believed to be an energy-efficient alternative to the proof of work (PoW). The privacy concern of PoS, however, is more subtle than that of PoW. Recent research has shown that current anonymous PoS (APoS) protocols do not …

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