Nocturne is a protocol enabling private accounts on Ethereum. Imagine a conventional Ethereum account but with built-in asset privacy. Nocturne allows users to deposit or receive funds to private, stealth addresses within the Nocturne contracts. Then, in the future, a user can prove ownership of assets in zero knowledge for use in arbitrary transactions or confidential transfers.
Flow chart for an anonymous DEX swap
How can I use Nocturne?
Nocturne will initially be available via the private vault UI upon mainnet launch. This interface will allow users to privately store/earn yield on idle assets and withdraw to clean burner wallets for higher-touch activities like trading. This is intended to be the home for users’ hot assets which they know they will be transacting with but will want a fresh wallet to do so with each time.