Tag: samourai

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...

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...

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 16 2022

The Easiest Way To Whirlpool Your Bitcoin And Preserve Privacy

Leveraging Whirlpool bitcoin mixing on mobile is an easy way to preserve the censorship-resistant and permissionless attributes of Bitcoin.All Bitcoin transactions are public, anyone can look at them. Whirlpool bitcoin mixing breaks deterministic links to past transactions and provides forward-looking anonymity. This article demonstrates the easiest way to Whirlpool your bitcoin so that you can take steps to...

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 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...

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

Sparrow Bitcoin Wallet Adds Support To Whirlpool CoinJoin

The open-source desktop wallet now allows users to CoinJoin directly to cold storage after a configurable number of mixing rounds.Sparrow Wallet, an open- source Bitcoin wallet focused on self-sovereignty and usability, has added support for the Whirlpool CoinJoin implementation in its newest release. Sparrow 1.5.0 allows users to mix unspent...

Aug 27 2021

How To Backup Your Bitcoin Seed With RoninSteel

How to take your bitcoin self custody to the next level by backing up your wallet recovery seed on a stainless-steel, fire-proof plate.This article demonstrates using a stainless-steel backup plate for securing bitcoin against fire, flood and other disaster. This backup will work for securing any BIP39 word-phrase and it is specially-tailored for use with Samourai Wallet....

Mar 26 2021

How To Use Stonewallx2, A Privacy-Enhancing Bitcoin Transaction Tool From Samourai Wallet

Mar 26 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  guides privacy samourai stonewallx2

This guide will walk you through using the privacy-enhancing bitcoin transaction tool Stonewallx2, developed by Samourai Wallet.This article explains a privacy-enhancing transaction tool called Stonewallx2. Developed by Samourai Wallet, this tool can be used to collaborate in cahoots transactions to create decoy bitcoin outputs....

Mar 22 2021

Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners: From Zero To Self Custody Of KYC-Free BTC

Bitcoin Magazine's "Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners" series covers everything you need to know about obtaining and securing your bitcoin in a safe and private way.This article is designed to explain the importance of self-custody and the dangers of know your customer (KYC) regulations; to demonstrate to Bitcoin beginners how to install, secure and use a Bitcoin wallet; and to explain how to...

Mar 16 2021

Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners, Part Two: How To Install Samourai

Mar 16 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin wallets guides samourai

In part two of the “Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners” series, we cover installing Samourai wallet for privacy-enhanced transactions.This article is part two of a five-part series designed to demonstrate to Bitcoin beginners how to install, secure and use a Bitcoin wallet. This second part of the series covers installing Samourai Wallet on Android....

Mar 01 2021

What Are Bitcoin Mixers?

Bitcoin mixers are solutions (software or services) that let users mix their coins with other users, in order to preserve their privacy.While Bitcoin addresses are “pseudonymous” — meaning, they don’t, in themselves, reveal the identity of their owner...

Feb 22 2021

Using Stowaway, A Privacy-Enhancing Tool From Samourai Wallet

Animated cover image by @artdesignbySF. When it comes to defensively guarding the privacy of Bitcoin users, Samourai Wallet has been on the bleeding edge for many years, bringing new features and improvements to users that help achieve anonymity through Whirlpool, its...

Feb 16 2021

Latest Umbrel Update Further Improves Bitcoin Privacy, Self-Sovereignty

This week, open-source Bitcoin and Lightning Network node developer Umbrel released a significant update to its operating system, bringing a list of notable improvements to its wallet and UX, plus several additions to its celebrated Umbrel App Store. The Umbrel App Store was released December 2020 and has brought single-click...

Latest Umbrel Update Further Improves Bitcoin Privacy, Self-Sovereignty

Open-source Bitcoin and Lightning Network node developer Umbrel has released an update including multiple sovereignty-enhancing features.A research paper from the University of Qatar...

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