I am required to setup a store that will operate through Tor and accept Bitcoin payments only. I know I can run the standard client on the server and make it connect to peers only through Tor. However, are there any other options available for handling Bitcoin side of things - hosting the wallet, creating accounts, receiving money and so forth? Do any eWallets or other services allow access through Tor?

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    I'm curious what's great about a tor-based e-commerce site. If there's shipping, you'll need the buyer's address. If there's digital download, you'll need to give them a link, and it won't matter if they are or aren't TOR. Saving the user's session via cookie / session vars to continue to use their system makes sense. Dec 7, 2012 at 21:28
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    The benefit is that it's a lot more difficult for a government to shut down a Tor hidden service than an open web site. See: Silk Road
    – Chris Rico
    Dec 8, 2012 at 7:33
  • If you're doing what Silk Road do you would want to run your own Bitcoin-Qt and not use some third-party online service.
    – r3m0t
    Apr 21, 2013 at 13:26

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Try using bitwasp. It seems to provide a lot of features you need. Try it and let us know if it works.



  • Very cool! Looks like a codeigniter instance. W Dec 7, 2012 at 21:27
  • Does BitWasp seem to work? I am also required to start an anonymous marketplace, but there do not seem to be any reliable choices out there.
    – user6383
    Aug 16, 2013 at 20:32
  • Bit-Wasp abandonware or close been hacked to many time to count sadly. May 31, 2016 at 23:04
  • Yea please don't use Bitwasp the marketplace :) it's a project that I could never keep up with maintaining and really isn't secure or high quality code.
    – karimkorun
    Jan 14, 2018 at 22:30

BTCPay Server "is a self-hosted, open-source cryptocurrency payment processor. It's secure, private, censorship-resistant and free."

There are still some outstanding issues around Tor though.

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