They will never get it. They had their chance 10 years. They still think people give a shit about their corporate bullshit. There's no distruption in a private blockchain and it's useless and inefficient for that use case. I guess scamming companies by selling them blockchain-in-a-box is a thing now. Nobody invents their own internet. Everybody connects to the web.
Monero is using both confidential transactions and bulletproofs. Bitcoin is the standard cryptocurrency and since this is research, it is used interchangeably for the field.
Nothing to freak out about :)