*HI there, *

*i think i have a more elegant solution.*

*(if i got the point correct.)*

*feel free to rip it apart or build on it.*

*droptable.*
to explain this, it feels a little like a hen-egg-problem, please so don´t throw die idea away before finish reeding.

**okay. **
We start by saying, that you can no longer choose how many rounds your stuff should be mixed. Why? - explained later. We decide that the

**target **for rounds to mix is 8.

The user submits his funds (example 10DRK) to the first masternode and pays a fee.

For the fee his funds are now marked as "payed in advance" an get a flag [double], i will here call

**RTC (roundsToCome)**. If the RTC falls below 1, it will be no longer mixed.

The RTC for a newly submittet 10DRK is 13. [8+(2xstandart deviation] (more later)

The masternode now waits for 3 other 10DRK´s and mixes it.

Now one round has to be substracted from the RTC-count. But how, without giving away, which 10drk are which?

easy: ((rtc1+trc2+rtc3+rtc4) / 4) -1

**INCOMING**
fund1: 10DRK -RTC: 13 <- "our" funds

fund2: 10DRK -RTC: 12

fund3 10DRK -RTC: 11

fund4; 10DRK -RTC 12

**OUTGOING**
xa: 10DRK -RTC -RTC 11

xb: 10DRK -RTC -RTC 11

xc: 10DRK -RTC -RTC 11

xd: 10DRK -RTC -RTC 11

so the RTC for all funds included in this round is just the average of all (minus one, since it got mixed).

RESTRICTIONS:

1) The masternode only uses funds to mix, if the span between the highest RTC and the lowest RTC in this round is <= 2;
2) (already mentioned

You can only start with a target of 8 -> RTC of 13.

3) New denomination method (explained below)

**why** (1,2)? ->

If you are allowed to start multiple low RTC transactions you can artificially shorten the time other funds are in the mixing-period.

So everyone HAS to start with the same RTC. Otherwise you can cheat other funds out of their mixing-period.

The same goes for the max. span of 2.

Otherwise you can bring down a found to an RTC below 3 in less than 3 rounds.

if we start with an RTC of 13 the minimum Rounds is 7.

The average is 13, and the maximum is pretty high.

**-> 3) new denomination method:**
All funds will be split in to:

5

2

1

1

[1]

and the last 1

split into

5

2

1

1

[1]

and so on.

we can stop at 1 DRK or we go to 0.1

**//explanation**
you dakrsend 100DRK with a depth of 3:

50, 20, 10, 10, 5, 2, 1, 1, 0.5, 0.2, 0.1, 0.1

**-> a)** wich meens your funds will be mixed with the 50ts and twentys and tens of the guy who darksends his 1000DRK.

no more "i m mixing 1000DRK, can somebody please do the same"

**-> b)** since it is "harder" for a masternode to find corresponding funds (rtc1-rtc2 <= |2| ) it is necessary to make more "allike" darksend-funds.

**-> c)** It makes it even harder to "observe".

*same goes for "

*not-only-zero-and-ones--numbers*":

380 = 100 + 200 + 50 + 20 + [10]

additional:

Y1) The RTC happens offchain, just by masternode cencus.

Y2) Does it take long for all the transactions -> HEY "WE HAVE" instantTX

**ps: THANKS EVAN FOR ALL YOUR WORK**