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Is there currently any way to privately send ether? If not, are there any plans in the future to implement any privacy features?

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The sending and receiving addresses and the amount are available for anyone to view. (EtherScan for reference). In the future, Ethereum does plan to implement privacy features - zero knowledge proofs to allow for private transactions. See here. Also, Ethereum's plans for plasma would also extend privacy to parent chains off the root chain.

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There are zk-SNARK related precompiled contracts that have been included since Byzantium in October, but AFAIK there is no user-friendly GUI for sending ZK transactions e.g. with MyEtherWallet.

https://ethereum.github.io/yellowpaper/paper.pdf#subsection.E.1

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