What is Wraith Protocol?

Wraith Protocol is a technology that allows the user to seamlessly switch between public and private ledgers on the Verge Blockchain. For the first time, users are now free to choose which ledger they want to utilize.

To break it down, when Wraith Protocol is turned ON — the transaction data is hidden and not visible via the blockchain explorer.

In a circumstance where transparency is required, Wraith Protocol would be turned OFF, allowing the transaction data to be viewable on the public ledger.

In addition, Verge provides total obfuscation of IP addresses in both cases, thanks to the most advanced version of TOR integrated in the Core Wallet. In combination with Wraith Protocol it makes Verge the only truly untraceable cryptocurrency.

How does Wraith Protocol work in practice? 

As all great things in life, it’s simple. When the user initiates a transaction with the Core Wallet, the switch button is set to “ON” and the private ledger is leveraged. Set it to OFF and the public ledger is active. The process is illustrated below:

What does it mean for the future of Verge? 

When transparency is essential, a public ledger offers the solution. These cases include merchants, charging customers for daily purchases, who prefer to have an observable ledger for accounting purposes, etc.

On the other hand, a private ledger also has its purpose. First of all, privacy is a basic human right and carries intrinsic value in itself. Secondly, a private ledger can be used for commercial purposes, such as conducting business transactions and handling of sensitive information. Think of a business owner who wishes to keep some of his activity unseen by competitors to stay ahead of the curve. Another instance would be an NGO operating in a hostile political environment and receiving financial support confidentially. Ultimately, Wraith Protocol provides the end user with choice, flexibility and unmatched security.