Anonymity on the blockchain, What does it mean?

Anonymity on the blockchain is a term used in the cryptocurrencies field. It is key to understand it in order to fully understand this world

Definition of Anonymity on the blockchain

The blockchains, cryptocurrencies and tokens are all coming from the cypherpunk movememet which promoted mainly 2 core values: decentralization and anonymity. In blockchain based token and currencies, one is identified by a pseudo which identifier each parties of each transactions in the blockchain. Since the blockchain is public and distributed (decentralized), it is key to keep anonymity from each other. Now, it is import to note that it is not fully anonymous but more pseudoanyous since major exchanges keep the link between one pseudo address on a blockchain and its real identity (which is more and more required by Law).

Anonymity on the blockchain is related to

The CypherpunkBlockchainCryptographyDecentralized

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