Tag: anonymity

Jul 25 2022

How To Maintain Privacy When Spending Mixed Bitcoin

Jul 25 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  anonymity feature guides mixing privacy

Mixing bitcoin using Whirpool can achieve anonymity. Here are a few tools to help maintain that privacy benefit when spending.Considerations should be made when spending Whirlpool unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) so that the anonymity benefits of mixing your bitcoin are kept intact. There are transaction tools that help you spend your post-mix bitcoin in a way that maintains anonymity, each tool offers...

Jul 18 2022

Track Me If You Can — How Bitcoin Forward-Looking Anonymity Sets Work

Whirlpool gives a certain level of privacy when using bitcoin, and forward- looking anonymity sets are a measure of how well hidden you are.Let’s talk about Whirlpool “forward-looking anonymity sets” — the crowd in which you are hiding in.To date you may be familiar with the Whirlpool CoinJoin implementation which is available on the Samourai Wallet mobile app, or...

Mar 31 2022

How The Freedom Convoy Could Have Protected Donation Privacy With Whirlpool

Donors to Canada’s Freedom Convoy should have used Whirlpool-mixed bitcoin to break deterministic links and provide forward-looking anonymity.All Bitcoin transactions are public, anyone can look at them. There is nothing special required to view every Bitcoin transaction that has ever occured — they are all publicly available on the blockchain. You don't need a node, just a simple block explorer website will...

Mar 09 2022

Firo’s Spats Supporting Confidential Assets

Spats (short for Spark Assets) is a research paper by Firo. It extends Lelantus Spark to support confidential assets. It's in line with Firo's goal of giving anonymity to the whole cryptocurrency community. This Monday, Firo introduced Spats. Spats will serve as the base for FIRO's privacy infrastructure layer. Also, it will allow generating or transferring tokens from other chains. Imagine the following...

Jan 20 2022

Achieving Network Privacy In Bitcoin: VPNs And Tor Help, But Mixnets Are Needed

Bitcoin’s public and immutable nature necessitates the return of mixnets to achieve true network-level privacy. Source: Nym Technologies SA Bitcoin was initially thought by...

Jun 21 2021

Mar 02 2021

Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

Bitcoin is not entirely anonymous. In reality, it is pseudonymous because each user has a public address that theoretically could be traced back to an IP address or exchange account (and by proxy, an actual identity) through proper network...

Dec 09 2020

France Declares War on Crypto Anonymity, Cites ‘Terrorism’ in KYC Mandate

Dec 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  anonymity france news

The French finance ministry is imposing sweeping KYC rules on all VASPs in the country.

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