Tag: coinjoin

Aug 20 2022

Blockchain Technology and Privacy – What Are the Most Popular Privacy Coins?

Privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are designed to keep transactions and user data private. Although the cryptocurrency industry may seem from afar as an area where confidential and anonymous transactions are made, it is in fact a very transparent and public industry.

Aug 19 2022

Now That Authorities Have Shut Down Tornado Cash, Is Bitcoin Next?

Crypto privacy advocates were appalled when U.S. authorities sanctioned and shut down Tornado Cash. Could Bitcoin survive a similar attack?Despite being an automated, decentralized version of a typical cryptocurrency mixer, Tornado Cash was sanctioned by the U.S. government last week as the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets...

Jun 15 2022

Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Releases, Focuses On Optimizing Accessibility For Coinjoining

Wasabi’s latest update optimizes the coinjoining process with preset profiles that allow customizable privacy settings with an improved user experience.Wasabi Wallet has released the newest version of its bitcoin hot- wallet, focused on accessible coinjoining features and an improved user experience.Coinjoining is automatic, though users can turn the function off, but users cannot select the...

May 19 2022

Wasabi Versus Samourai: TX0 Has Nothing To Do With It

The feud between bitcoin mixing services Wasabi and Samourai should not come down to the latter’s Transaction Zero feature.Wasabi Wallet versus Samourai Wallet has been one of the longest running feuds in this ecosystem. Privacy on Bitcoin is a very vital property, with a lot of work having gone into providing solutions to date, as well as a lot of work left...

Apr 28 2022

How To Whirlpool Your Bitcoin On Desktop With Sparrow Wallet

Another way to help improve the privacy of your bitcoin transactions is using Whirlpool with Sparrow Wallet.All Bitcoin transactions are public, anyone can look at them. Whirlpool breaks deterministic links to past transactions and provides forward-looking anonymity. This part of the series demonstrates how to Whirlpool your bitcoin so that you can take steps to preserve the censorship-resistant and permissionless...

Apr 21 2022

How To Whirlpool On Desktop With RoninDojo

Apr 21 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  coinjoin feature guides ronindojo tanto

Users can enhance the privacy of their bitcoin operations by utilizing the RoninDojo Tanto in conjunction with Whirlpool.All Bitcoin transactions are public, anyone can look at them. Whirlpool breaks deterministic links to past transactions and provides forward-looking anonymity. This part of the series demonstrates how to Whirlpool your bitcoin so that you can take steps to preserve the censorship-resistant and...

Apr 08 2022

How CoinJoin, CoinSwap Enable Basic Bitcoin Privacy

A cohort of developers discussed CoinJoin and CoinSwap on-stage during the Bitcoin 2022 conference to highlight the main characteristics of these Bitcoin privacy tools.Four prominent software developers joined an on-stage chat at the Bitcoin 2022 conference to explain and discuss CoinJoin and CoinSwap, two kinds of...

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 29 2022

Wasabi’s Side Of The Story: Reasons For Blacklisting Certain BTC From CoinJoin

Finally, an official statement by Wasabi Wallet. A couple of weeks ago, the privacy-focused project made the news by announcing it wouldn’t allow tainted bitcoin to participate in its CoinJoin service. Doesn't that action go against everything Wasabi is...

Mar 18 2022

How To Set Up RoninDojo Tanto, A Powerful Privacy Tool For Bitcoin Transactions

Walking through complete setup of the RoninDojo Tanto, a plug-and-play Bitcoin full node enabling premium Bitcoin transaction security.If you are not running your own Bitcoin node, then you are trusting someone else's. RoninDojo is a free and open-source software (FOSS) developer team focused exclusively on building the most stable and tailored full Bitcoin node for...

Mar 17 2022

Wasabi Wallet Parent Company Explains Decision To Censor Bitcoin Transactions

zkSNACKs, the company behind the privacy-focused Wasabi Wallet, explained its decision to censor certain Bitcoin UTXOs from using its CoinJoin service.Privacy-focused Bitcoin wallet Wasabi Wallet announced on Sunday it would start preventing certain unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) from joining its CoinJoin rounds, sparking...

Mar 15 2022

Wasabi Wallet’s CoinJoin Will Not Serve Blacklisted UTXOs. Samourai Responds

The rivalry between Wasabi and Samourai wallets rages on. That shouldn’t be the headline, though. This story is about privacy, censorship, and regulatory pressure. It all started with Wasabi’s simple announcement, “The zkSNACKs coordinator will start refusing certain UTXOs from registering to coinjoins.” Translation: the company that runs the centralized coordinator that organizes CoinJoin transactions will not let tainted...

Mar 14 2022

Feb 23 2022

Can Chainalysis Break And Track Wasabi Wallet’s CoinJoins? Opinions Vary

Is Chainalysis telling the truth? Do they have a super-secret decoding tool that can break Wasabi CoinJoins? The jury is out on that one. This article contains all the evidence available, though. Yesterday, journalist and Unchained Podcast host Laura Shin broke the Internet by allegedly identifying the...

CoinPool: A New Design To Scale Bitcoin And Improve Privacy

CoinPools could enable billions of people to claim ownership of on-chain bitcoin, allowing for Bitcoin to scale while improving privacy in the process.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1167: "A detailed CoinPool design emerges." Sign up for the newsletter...

Jan 15 2022

JoinMarket Lead Adam Gibson Sees A Bright Future For Bitcoin Mixing

Adam Gibson, aka Waxwing, is the lead maintainer for one of Bitcoin’s most prolific CoinJoin projects. And he sees a bright future for transaction privacy.In a recent interview with Adam Gibson, aka Waxwing, lead JoinMarket maintainer and expert on CoinJoining, we talked about the...

Dec 25 2021

Reflecting On The Year In Bitcoin: Our Progress And What We Take For Granted

The progress that the Bitcoin community made in 2021 reminds us to take nothing for granted, and to make the changes we want to see next year.Society has been taking a lot of things for granted, and arguably this is why we’re here now. The globe is filled with overly-panicked populations, governments are conducting...

Dec 07 2021

A Comprehensive Bitcoin CoinJoin Guide

Everything you need to know about utilizing CoinJoin in your bitcoin transactions.PreliminariesTo understand CoinJoin, it would help to understand UTXOs (unspent transaction outputs) and Bitcoin transactions. You can skip this section if you know enough about these, but it may be valuable to read it anyway.Bitcoin TransactionsIn simple terms, a Bitcoin transaction is made up of inputs and...

Dec 02 2021

JoinMarket Vs. ZeroLink And The Road To Decentralized Bitcoin Privacy Through CoinJoin

While ZeroLink CoinJoin implementations are generally more popular, the JoinMarket project has potential to offer decentralized and truly private Bitcoin mixing.When they hear the word "CoinJoin," the first things that pop into many relatively-new Bitcoiners’ heads are probably the ZeroLink implementations Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet. In the last few years,...

Sep 24 2021

This Tool Can Protect Your Privacy When Using Bitcoin

On-chain coinjoin is blended with off-chain coinswaps in this fascinating new hybrid approach.There is a new privacy tool coming to town: coinswaps on statechains. The original statechain design was proposed by Ruben Somsen at Scaling Bitcoin 2018 in Tokyo. I will summarize quickly, but Aaron van Wirdum has a very thorough explainer of the original concept...

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