Day 56: Bulletproofs: Slimming Down Confidential Transactions

Guilherme Soares
3 min readNov 25, 2023


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“In the world of digital transactions, Bulletproofs are the sleek suit of armor, providing confidentiality without the bulk.” — Fintech Innovator

As blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies continue to evolve, the quest for more efficient, private, and scalable solutions has led to significant innovations. Among them, Bulletproofs stand out as a remarkable cryptographic tool. Developed to enhance the efficiency of confidential transactions, Bulletproofs offer a way to reduce the size of cryptographic proofs without compromising security. Let’s explore the world of Bulletproofs and their impact on slimming down confidential transactions.

What are Bulletproofs?

Bulletproofs are a non-interactive zero-knowledge proof protocol with a primary focus on reducing the size and verification time of proofs in confidential transactions. Unlike zk-SNARKs and zk-STARKs, Bulletproofs do not require a trusted setup.

Key Features:

  • Compact Proofs: Bulletproofs drastically reduce the size of cryptographic proofs, making transactions lighter and faster.
  • Enhanced Privacy: They enable users to conceal the amount in transactions, thereby…



Guilherme Soares

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