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Blockchain tracebility

Excuse me for asking this question... but he who dares wins...

I've been involved in computing since IBM DOS.

However, blockchain has simply passed me by.

No matter... I have gleaned an overview that all transactions are registered (rightly or wrongly).

So I'm wondering (as an uneducated person in this field)... why it is that these payments can be counted... yet the ultimate recipients cannot be identified.

Can anybody provide an answer?

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