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Sync with bitcoin-qt very slow (0,01%)

i have an issue that the synchronisation is very slow. i am 14 weeks behind and it takes 12 weeks to get it synced regarding the client. rate is only 0,01%. I have a fast broadband and no other ...
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Sending Bitcoins through Tor versus sending them through VPN

I bought a VPN subscription using Tor and Bitcoins. The commercial VPN service provider does not know who I am. Below are my questions: Could someone tell me whether sending Bitcoins through Tor ...
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Understanding IP address tracing via Bitcoin Transaction

I recently met a person who helped police track the IP address of a Bitcoin transaction. I wanted to learn more about it but he didn't have time to discuss about this topic in the meet. I am curious ...
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Running full node over Tor

I am attempting to run a full bitcoin-core (v0.13.1) node over the Tor network for the first time. I have set up my /etc/tor/torrc file with the following two lines: HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/...
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Can a Bitcoin server have a .onion ToR address?

Is it possible for a Bitcoin server to have a .onion ToR address? If so, are there any in existence today? (Note: this is an alternative to hiding addresses via the Azure Service Bus)
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What are the limitations of a Client connecting to the Network through TOR?

I've recently been reading the Weaknesses Wiki page on "Attack on all users" and I came upon this statement: The IP addresses of most users are totally public. You can use Tor to hide this, but the ...
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Unable to connect to peers nor synchronize the network

Neither I'm able to connect to my peers nor I'm able to synchronize my bitcoin core in my network. When I connect my laptop to my mobile hotspot synchronizing works fine and progress in shown. Here ...
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How can I process bitcoin payments from a hidden service on Tor?

I had a very simple question for which I seem unable to find an answer. I want to set up a Tor hidden service and on it allow Bitcoin transactions. How can I make this happen? The server would be ...
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Installed bitcoin-qt and Tor, allowed firewall, Tor connects, but Bitcoin doesn't

I did these things but Bitcoin still says 0 connections. What's the problem? Windows 7 32bit. Installed bitcoin-qt Installed Tor Browser bundle I allowed all local outbound connections in my firwall (...
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How can using Bitcoin with Tor improve privacy?

As far as I understand Bitcoin, user privacy and anonymity are hard to guarantee in the presence of multi-input transactions and shadow addresses. Some sites suggest using Tor to hide the source of a ...
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What are main advantages of Bitcoin over Monero? [closed]

In the world of full spectrum surveillance, since some time it has become more than evident that Bitcoin isn’t that anonymous at all. All transactions can be traced on the blockchain. There is a ...
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How do you make bitcoins bought from a exchange anonymous?

Contrary to what most people think, bitcoin is not 100% anonymous. It is pseudonym. Now, let us say you bought bitcoins from a exchange. The exchange has your government issued ID. Then you send your ...
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Maintaining Tor hidden service onion address over new hardware

My bitcoin Tor node recently suffered a hard disk failure. After changing the hardware, re-installing Linux and bitcoind, setting up Tor for a hidden service, I realized (obviously !) that my external ...
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Should port forwarding for running bitcoin be done also on the ISP's router?

Follow up question on What is the NAT traversal technique used by bitcoin. The network architecture described here https://superuser.com/questions/1109859/2-routers-connected-in-series-and-port-...
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Why should I use a Bitcoin Mixer?

I understand that I can use Bitcoin anonymously using Bitcoin Core with Tor running a full node or with Electrum using Tor running an SPV node, why should I also use a Bitcoin Mixer?

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