Tag: sparrow wallet

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 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...

Jan 29 2022

What Is AOPP? And, Why Is The Bitcoin Community Up In Arms About It?

The Address Ownership Proof Protocol or AOPP might’ve been the most sophisticated attack on Bitcoin so far. With a fairly benign protocol that only affected people in Switzerland, the powers that be infected some of the most respected wallets in the space. Only people who bought Bitcoin at Swiss centralized exchanges and were already fully KYC’d had to prove ownership of their wallet’s...

Jan 25 2022

How To Set Up And Secure Your Bitcoin With The Foundation Passport Wallet

This guide explains how to use a Passport cold storage bitcoin wallet, from unboxing to setting up multisig security.This guide explains how to get started with a Passport cold storage wallet. The passport is a Bitcoin hardware wallet that is assembled in the U.S., fully open source and designed to only be used in a secure, air-gapped fashion. Taking self custody...

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...

Oct 27 2021

How To Set Up And Use The SeedSigner Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

This guide and review for the SeedSigner Bitcoin hardware wallet helps users protect their private keys in an entropy-preserving way.SeedSigner is the new, cool kid on the block when it comes to DIY Bitcoin hardware wallets. It's a very interesting device that certainly does things differently compared to the other hardware wallets on the market.Highlights include:It’s cheap to make...

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...

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 18 2021

Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners, Part Four: Installing Sparrow Wallet

In part four of the “Bitcoin Wallets For Beginners” series, we explain how to install, use and secure Sparrow Wallet on desktop.This article is part four of a five-part series designed to demonstrate to Bitcoin beginners how to install, secure and use a Bitcoin wallet. This part of the series covers installing Sparrow Wallet on a desktop computer.Find...

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