How can Bitcoin be anonymously purchased through tor in a secure and private fashion?

My question is related to:

but more focused on anonymous and private purchasing transactions.

  • This question has been voted as off-topic citing the market value close reason. I've voted to leave open, as this is not asking about a service provider, but about ways to address a specific need. – Murch Aug 4 at 20:28
  • what is the market value close option? And, yes, not asking about a specific service provider. – Thufir Aug 14 at 5:17
  • I was referring to the off-topic close reason "Questions on current or future market values, energy costs or service provider availability are off-topic as the answers are changing too frequently to be useful to others.". In my opinion, it doesn't apply here. :) – Murch Aug 20 at 15:59

First of all, anonimity and privacy are two different things. Bitcoin is designed to be pseudonimous - which is close to anonimity, but instead of being completely anonimous, you're linked to your bitcoin address, or pseudonym. You cannot make a private transaction on the Bitcoin network, but you can try to be as anonymous as possible.

It is possible to run Bitcoin Core as a Tor hidden service, and connect to such services. The first step is running Bitcoin Core behind a Tor proxy. This will already anonymize all outgoing connections, but more is possible.

More instructions at github: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/tor.md

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