Bitcoin Banks and Exchanges freeze funds and suspend users based on blacklists published by Blockchain spies.
By adding additional hops before the coins reach their final destination, the blockchain spies would need to look 10 hops backwards, increasing their costs and overheads.
Ricochet doesn't solve the problem of blacklists but it does present a way to attack the way spies build black lists.
The wallet collects the needed inputs and calculates the total miners fee for the entire ricochet. 0.001 BTC is sent to Samourai as a fee for the ricochet send. In this transaction we are sending 1.0005 BTC to 1kDEfCPVSXA5T173bjUY1ziiDhsJZhy8B
Each hop transaction contains one input and one output
The final transaction containing the correct amount. One input and one output.