I had a very simple question for which I seem unable to find an answer. I want to set up a Tor hidden service and on it allow Bitcoin transactions. How can I make this happen? The server would be running Windows IIS and is mostly for personal use.

I had a look around at BitcoinD and Blockchain.info but somehow the information there does not resonate (or I am just too daft to grasp what they are saying)

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My suggestion: Don't use windows AT ALL. Easiest way to get hacked.

also here's the answers you are looking for https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Tor

specifically this line: "(after starting tor) Run bitcoind with -proxy="

  • Hello and thanks. Can you perhaps elaborate on why using windows inside a VM that runs no other software and is kept up to date and has very strong passwords/usernames would be a serious risk? A part of me would prefer to use Linux, but tbh I am not that experienced with it, and could not be sure that the way I set up the Linux box would be done correctly. Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 10:50
  • There is an updated setup guide for running Bitcoin Core and Tor on Bitcoin.SE right here.
    – Willtech
    Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 7:43

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