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What can an individual that uses Ripple do in order to remain as anonymous as possible? How do Ripple's "anonymity profile" compare to Bitcoin?

One specific difference is that Ripple accounts need XRP to be opened, and that XRP has to come from somewhere, while Bitcoin accounts are free to create.

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Current client doesn't expose it yet, but each account is really an Account Family of un-linkable addresses which can be single use.


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    Damn, those Ripple devs thought of everything!
    – ripper234
    Apr 13, 2013 at 10:16
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    They incorporated all the lessons of bitcoin and more Apr 14, 2013 at 5:32
  • Wouldn't the trust network give away identities though?
    – Murch
    Aug 21, 2013 at 4:06
  • It's easy to be anonymous in the crowd trusting a major gateway, real use of human-to-human trust network will have to wait for some serious project to create an easy to understand UI and some actual compelling use for it, which I believe there are plenty of but this stuff is still way ahead of even almost most ripple nerds :-) Aug 23, 2013 at 23:18

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