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Is it possible to figure out whether two addresses are in the same wallet?

I'm wondering, if I sent some bitcoins from one of my own addresses to another address in my wallet, will it be possible for someone to figure out that both addresses are in the same wallet? Or can I ...
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If Cryptocurrency offers anonymity, why is it considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions?

A paper by titled An Analysis of Bitcoin’s Use in Illicit Finance discusses how Cryptocurrency is considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions. In ...
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Is bitcoin really anonymous?

Let’s suppose i buy some bitcoin on an exchange platform (kraken for example). This platform Ask me some informations (id card). Now, if i transfer all my bitcoins to a physical wallet, then to ...
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Blockchain and anonymous data inside the chain [duplicate]

A Blockchain is often said to be a log of all transactions that were ever verified on a network. I understand that therefore a purpose could be to make sure that the records are not altered. If they ...
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Is Bitcoin anonymous? [duplicate]

Bitcoin transaction's anonymity depends on public-private keys. The digital tie between a public and a private key is stronger than the tie between a person and his DNA. If you committed a crime but ...
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Is Bitcoin trading anonymous and untraceable?

I know little about bitcoin except they are digital currency. I heard that bitcoin ownership or exchanges/trading is anonymous and untraceable by government. Is that true? If I buy a bitcoin and pay ...
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Is there a way I can get my own independent vanilla p2p cli wallet?

To elaborate, I want a wallet that's independent of any third party intervention unlike coinbase wallets being dependent on the company. If there is the way how much privacy can be maintained? And ...
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how transactions of an address traced in BTC?

I'm a newbie, here is my understanding of how transactions are made and how we make sure how many BTCs an address own. if I didn't get it wrong, how many BTCs a address owned is confirmed by the whole ...
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Bitcoin Vs Bank

Bitcoins are viewed as an alternative to traditional banking. There isn't a peer to peer passage of bitcoins. Like the banking agency is a mediator between the two people sending and receiving money; ...
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How do I pay Utility Bills anonymously with Bitcoin?

I can get my salary with Bitcoin: https://bitwage.com/ I can get loans with Bitcoin: https://bitbond.com/ Can I pay my utility bills with Bitcoin? If the naming pattern follows, there's a https://...
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How can one remain relatively anonymous while using Bitcoin?

Bitcoin transactions are pseudo-anonymous. What can an individual that uses Bitcoin do in order to remain as anonymous as possible?
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Is there data on the geographic distribution of bitcoin users?

If you are a company wanting to adopt bitcoin as a payment method or an academic wanting to study the bitcoin market it is important to know as much as possible about the bitcoin users. Since bitcoin ...
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Can one receiving address from my Wallet be linked to another from the same Wallet?

I have created a wallet using Electrum. Electrum creates 20 receiving addresses. My question is can these be linked or traced back to each other? I want to understand if I have create another wallet ...
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What security threats does blockchain technology solve or present?

I am interested in security, identity and authenticity in electronic networks. What sort of security concerns could blockchain technology help with and what sort does it pose? Are there entry and ...
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Is it possible to trace fraud committed via a service the bridges banking and bitcoin?

Consider the following scenario: An individual, the "buyer" buys something online from someone else, the "seller". The buyer cannot verify the identity of the seller. The seller wants money upfront ...

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