Yesterday was a pretty big day for digital currency enthusiasts who like to keep their transactions as anonymous as possible. StealthCoin released their new wallet, which brings us StealthAddresses and LevelDB support. Let’s take a look!
By adding StealthAddresses to XST’s network, it becomes incredibly hard to track down transaction recipients. A stealth address allows for blockchain obfuscation by creating any number of destination addresses from a public receiving address.
Another important about StealthAddresses is the fact they generate lightweight transactions which require the same amount of storage overhead as regular StealthCoin transactions. Last but not least, StealthAddresses are compatible with the Proof-of-Stake protocol.
As a result of the StealthAddress implementation, all users must upgrade their StealthCoin client before October 8th, 11 PM MST. This is also the date and time when StealthAddresses will become usable for all users.
In this mandatory client update, leveldb support is also included for faster back-end database structuring. As a result, all users will be required to re-sync the entire XST blockchain. Download links for the blockchain were provided by the StealthCoin team, which you can find here.
The final update in this new client includes an updated Tor backend, which will bring minor stability performance and security improvements.
After the release, it was discovered some of the code used in StealthCoin is taken from ShadowCash’s GitHub. All code on GitHub is open source, and can be implemented by others. Whether it was an homage or not, the XST developers left the original ShadowCash copyright message in the code. (Click here for more details)