When you are looking at a Bicoin transaction in the block chain and it has inputs from multiple addresses is it safe to assume that those addresses are all controlled by the same person/organization/wallet software?

Here is an example of a transaction with 31 different input addresses


If I have definitive proof that one of those addresses is associated with someone can I infer that the other 30 are as well?

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In practice, it is likely, but in several more complex use cases, transactions can be jointly constructed.

For example CoinJoin implies combining both inputs and outputs from multiple people together into a single transaction to make it less obvious which outputs belong to whom.


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