CoinJoin that is a methodology of anonymizing bitcoins that developer Gregory Maxwell came up with in an endeavor to assist bitcoin users stay anonymous. The concept is simple: once 2 users wish to create a transaction, if they create the transactions together, their data remains private or atleast very onerous to discern.
Recently in this week on the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin protocol as an inspiration [whereas the blockchain failed to truly launch until in Jan. earlier in year 2009], a CoinJoin worth over $200,000 USD came forth. The join involved several participants, with the largest transactions within the bunch being nearly half of the entire volume transacted, around 14.8 Bitcoins [BTC] were transferred to address bc1qqcrmkvp97ryyvfu3crp6883v5caunq6v2960sc.
The transaction was initiated by Wasabi wallet developer named ‘Adam Ficsor’ and proclaimed on his official Twitter page stating:
The Wasabi wallet project is a desktop Bitcoin [BTC] wallet project that focuses on enhancing the privacy of BTC transactions through the utilization of CoinJoin and alternative methodologies. it’s owned by a corporation known as zkSNACKs — to not be confused with ZEC’s zkSNARKs.
It intends to enhance interchangeableness of Bitcoin [BTC]. Interchangeableness is the concept that each bitcoin is interchangeable in spite of who has acquired it or what purpose it’s been used for. A scarcity of interchangeableness may be a dangerous economic precedent, and technologically it’s avertable. CoinJoins is a way of improving interchangeableness by permitting “tainted” coins into “legitimate” transactions — note that each of these concepts, “clean/dirty” coins, are the issues in and of themselves that Wasabi is addressing.
The best way to visualise the question is whether or not or not you’d reject a $100 USD bill to sell your used automotive just because that bill had once been utilized in a drug dealing. In cash transactions, this is often tougher to to, however with digital cash, it’s entirely possible, and numerous technologies together with monero, zcash, and CoinJoin aim to stop such a state of affairs through privacy and anonymization of coins.
Wasabi wallet has CoinJoin inbuilt. To participate in a very CoinJoin one should be transacting quite 0.1 Bitcoin [BTC]. This feature is comparable to monero’s mixture protocol. It seems that solely alternative Wasabi wallet users will participate in these CoinJoins, however even so the feature is certain to extend adoption of Wasabi, that aims to launch on mobile shoppers within the future.