Mastercard Files Patent for Increasing Anonymity of Blockchain Transactions
Mastercard has filed a patent that aims to anonymize transactions on a blockchain, rather than just the user behind any individual wallet.
The filing outlines that “the use of one or more intermediary addresses to obscure the source and destination of funds in a blockchain transaction” can be used in order to “increase anonymity of entities associated with blockchain addresses.” The proposed technical solution would entail a series of “anonymization request[s]” designed to anonymize the transactions themselves, rather than just the user behind any individual wallet.
This would “result in showing the user only transferring funds to and receiving funds from a small number of addresses that are also involved in a…
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