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Original author(s)Nicolas van Saberhagen
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, Unix-like, OS X
TypeCryptocurrency, anonymity
LicenseMIT License

CryptoNote is an application layer protocol that aims to solve specific problems identified in Bitcoin.[1] Namely:

  • Traceability of transactions
  • The proof-of-work function
  • Irregular emission
  • Hardcoded constants
  • Bulky scripts

The protocol powers several decentralized privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies.[2]

Nothing is known about the original author of CryptoNote, "Nicolas van Saberhagen."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CryptoNote v 2.0" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  2. ^ "Forkmaps". forkmaps. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  3. ^ "Meet North Korea and Lana Del Rey's new favorite cryptocurrency". The Daily Dot. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-12-21.