Yesterday, I asked a question which got linked to this answer: Is it true that all the bitcoins in existence are on the blockchain (the ledge), but it just depends on who the owner (address) is?
Judging by that, if I interpret it correctly, there's no way to track people on the Bitcoin blockchain. Okay? So what's with the constant pointing out about how "Bitcoin is a fully open ledger blablabla not anonymous by design bladiblableblablu everyone knows exactly who does business with who forever etc."?
I swear, I've probably asked this and similar questions hundreds of individual times over the years, in chat rooms, on forums, on here, etc. I've watched endless videos and read mile-long articles on the subject, I've thought really long and hard about it, I've implemented a Bitcoin payment system on my own, I've use Bitcoin myself, etc.
I still truly have no idea if Bitcoin is anonymous or not.
The answer seems to be "kinda, but we don't wanna talk about it".
I see companies specializing in trying to determine Bitcoin ownership and who does business with what... Are those just fake? Complete BS? Are people just constantly spreading ill-intentioned FUD about Bitcoin? Is it actually anonymous after all? Is it safe for me to use the same wallet (with unique receive addresses) for my private use as my commercial project and not have them associated with me?
Is it possible to get a straight answer on this once and for all?