After the hacking and closing of Mt Gox there has naturally been some talk if there is a way to recover the lost coins. One "expert" commented that this would be a great test of the claim that BitCoins could be easily traced and thus supirior to other currencies in cases like this...
I (on the other hand) was under the impression that BitCoins were anonymous - or at least semi-anonymous... with som precautions.
Now I've read the "How anonymous are Bitcoin transactions?" on this site, and things are a bit clearer to me. But this seems to (partly) contradict the claim that BitCoins are especially tracable.
So what is correct? Has there been any major changes since the "How anonymous are Bitcoin transactions?" was written?