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HIDE & SEEK: Privacy-Preserving Rebalancing on Payment Channel Networks

  title={HIDE \& SEEK: Privacy-Preserving Rebalancing on Payment Channel Networks},
  author={Zeta Avarikioti and Krzysztof Pietrzak and Iosif Salem and Stefan Schmid and Samarth Tiwari and Michelle Yeo},
  journal={IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch.},
Payment channels effectively move the transaction load off-chain thereby successfully addressing the inherent scalability problem most cryptocurrencies face. A major drawback of payment channels is the need to “top up” funds on-chain when a channel is depleted. Rebalancing was proposed to alleviate this issue, where parties with depleting channels move their funds along a cycle to replenish their channels off-chain. Protocols for rebalancing so far either introduce local solutions or compromise… 

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