One of my biggest pet peeves with bitcoin is its lack of privacy. Of course, you could use tumblers but that's just unnecessary time and effort for a process of dubious efficacy. It's not clear that the tumblers themselves erase data and also they might not simply work. Of course, Monero is different in that regard with privacy being a central tenet of its design. But how exactly does it work? How can you verify transactions without knowing the parties and the amounts involved. It would seem to me that verifying transactions and privacy are at odds here. I looked up a lot of explanation guides and whatnot about Monero. All of them explain that Monero is both private and secure but now how. It'd be great is anyone could shed a light on this.