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Shielded Addresses

One essential concept in MantaPay is shielded addresses. A shielded address is a reusable address for your private assets in Manta. It has the following properties:

  1. Reusable, a shielded address can be use multiple times.
  2. Public, it is safe to publish your shielded address without worrying privacy leackage. MantaPay is designed such shielded address is not disclosed on-chain.
  3. Independent, your shielded addresses is not associated with any public addresses. For example, you can freely convert a public asset in public address A to private assets in shieled address S, and then convert it back to public assets in public address B.
  4. Auditable, all the transactions in a shielded address can be audited using a viewing key.