Garbling Protocol

A garbling protocol enables two or more parties to jointly compute a function while keeping both their inputs and intermediate variables private. Introduced initially in the 1980s, garbling protocols have become a cornerstone for privacy-preserving technologies.

The primary advantage of garbling protocols is their ability to preserve the privacy of individual inputs while still allowing for joint computation. This makes them particularly useful in scenarios where confidential data needs to be computed upon but cannot be shared in plain, such as in privacy-preserving auctions, joint data analysis between organizations, or secure voting systems.

In the context of COTI V2, garbling protocols offer a revolutionary approach to handling transactional privacy. They can enable transactions and smart contract executions where the details (such as the amount of funds transferred, or the specific conditions of the contract) remain private between the involved parties. This level of privacy is particularly important in decentralized finance applications where transaction confidentiality can be as critical as transaction integrity.

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