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Core Ethereum Dev Said User Data Is Hard to Protect

08:49 Thursday , November 08th 2018
According to a core developer at Ethereum, Peter Szilagyi, who is also overseeing the development of the Ethereum software client Geth, people aren't aware of how much of their information is out in the open.

What Szilagyi is referring to here is the fact that little attention is focused on Ethereum's underlying network layer, where information is exposed in complex and unpredictable ways.

The current state of affairs was brought up during his talk at the annual developer conference, Devcon4, in Prague earlier last week when Szilagyi explained several of his concerns that might cause user metadata to leak out over time. The worst case scenario is that it's provided with a basis for an accurate, global map of all the locations of all the users on Ethereum.