Which participants can see which transactions? What data and metadata is available, and who can access it? How does this impact voting privacy?


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Which participants can see which transactions? What data and metadata is available, and who can access it? How does this impact voting privacy?

Since peg audits cannot be obfuscated, the data is publicly available to everyone and does affect privacy. It is unclear if ring signatures or zero knowledge proofs can be used in combination with this system, due to their complexity.

For added privacy, users have the ability to broadcast using the Bitmessage network, which hides their IP address. While better solutions are available, we feel that it is temporarily sufficient for user privacy.

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