Confidential Transactions

Confidential Transactions are a method of enhancing privacy guarantees in cryptocurrencies. Confidential Transactions operate via Pedersen Commitments, which enable verification of transaction validity without revealing underlying information about the sender, receiver, or amounts transacted. They were originally proposed by Blockstream developer Greg Maxwell for the Bitcoin network, and have since found use in a variety of privacy-oriented projects including Monero, Grin, and Beam.