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DeFi Privacy Protocol Railgun Introduced Railway Wallet Mobile App


cryptoknowmics.com 17 September 2022 13:58, UTC
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The Railway Wallet mobile app, developed by Decentralized Finance (DeFi) privacy protocol Railgun, enables users to conduct DeFi actions on the Ethereum blockchain in private.

Secure Interaction of Users

Users may interact discreetly with decentralized exchanges (DEX), decentralized apps (dApps), and liquidity providers due to Railway Wallet, which safeguards users' transaction histories and guarantees "untraceability" with applications like Etherscan. The mobile wallet is suitable for both Apple's iOS and Android operating systems, making it the first zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) server to run on mobile. According to Alan Scott, a co-founder of Railgun, as the DeFi industry grows, programmers must develop privacy-focused programs. From a consumer protection perspective, Scott told the news sources,

"If the future of finance is going to be DeFi, there has to be a privacy infrastructure in place."

Use of Privacy Protocol

In addition to employing Railgun's open-source code, Railway Wallet will use security protocols readily accessible by the Ethereum blockchain's primary network as a Layer 1 application. Security companies like Trail of Bits, Hacken, and ABDK Consulting have inspected the code in the lead-up to the on-chain wallet's introduction, and the Zokyo Security Team has given it a 100 grade. In recent months, regulators have resisted various privacy protocols, claiming that these procedures could be used to hide undesirable money tracks.

User's High Expectations For Privacy

While some regulators are worried that privacy services may facilitate illegal activity, Scott contends that consumers should have high expectations for privacy in DeFi settings, just as they would in other spheres of their lives. Scott stated,

"Whenever I go to a restaurant, I may tell them about my nut allergy, but I don't hand them the entirety of my medical records. And I think the same thing is quite applicable to finance."

Railgun DAO and Digital Currency Group (DCG) agreed to a $10 million agreement in 2021 to develop a privacy protocol for the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry.

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