Tech Overview

Incognito mode for blockchains.

Access your favorite blockchains through a privacy sidechain. Everything works the same, except everything is private. Enter and exit incognito mode with a single tap.

Store, send and receive all your crypto assets — like BTC, ETH and USDT — with total privacy. Know that no one can see your balances or track your activity.

Oh and you can even mint your own privacy token.

Built on cool science

Sidechain

Activate incognito mode for any blockchain

Incognito is a privacy sidechain, that can be attached to any blockchain to conduct confidential asset transfer. The Incognito sidechain runs parallel to main blockchains, allowing for secure two-way transfers of crypto assets whenever privacy is needed.

Related work: Sidechain, Federation, Bridges

Privacy

Zero-knowledge proof without trusted setup

Incognito uses linkable ring signatures, stealth addresses, and confidential transactions to completely mask the sender, receiver, and amount of any transaction. Advanced techniques in zero-knowledge proofs, such as Bulletproofs, are employed to reduce transaction size.

Scalability

High-throughput with parallelized transactions and state sharding

Incognito is a high-throughput blockchain network, made possible by the implementation of both parallelized transactions and state sharding. It is designed to scale linearly with increasing numbers of miners.

Related work: OmniLedger, libp2p, pBFT

Top questions from users

What is the Incognito Sidechain?
Incognito Sidechain is the first blockchain with privacy at its core. It works seamlessly with other blockchains, allowing you to send and receive BTC, ETH, USDT and more - with complete confidentiality.
Can I mint my own privacy token?
Yes. Anyone can create their own privacy token on the Incognito blockchain.
What is Privacy (PRV)?
Privacy (PRV) is Incognito’s native coin, a work token. In order to be a miner on the Incognito network, you need to stake Privacy. Everyone who owns Privacy can help build the network, and in return, own a piece of its income.
What do you mean by staking Privacy?
Incognito implements Proof of Stake (PoS). PoS is a category of consensus algorithms for public blockchains that depends on a validator's economic stake in the network. In proof of work (PoW) based public blockchains (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum 1.0), the algorithm rewards participants who solve cryptographic puzzles in order to validate transactions and create new blocks (i.e. mining). In PoS-based public blockchains (e.g. Incognito and Ethereum 2.0), a set of validators take turns proposing and voting on the next block, and the weight of each validator's vote depends on the size of its deposit (i.e. stake). Significant advantages of PoS include security, reduced risk of centralization, and energy efficiency.
What are the blockchains that work with Incognito?
We will prioritize integrations with the Ethereum blockchain and Bitcoin blockchain. At launch, you will be able to send BTC, ETH, and any ERC20 tokens privately. Incognito is designed to work with any blockchain, and integrations with other blockchains will be added over time. We plan to build as many integrations as possible.