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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to anonymously and privately purchase Bitcoin through Tor?

How can Bitcoin be anonymously purchased through Tor in a secure and private fashion? My question is related to: How can I setup Bitcoin to be anonymous with Tor? Personal information and bitcoin ...
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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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Is it possible for the government to censor bitcoin by blocking ports?

I am not very clear about the detailed aspect of the ports. My concern is, is it possible for the ISPs to block these ports of bitcoin clients and therefore censor bitcoin, even if the internet is ...
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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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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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Are there any services that can reasonably guess what IP address a transaction originated from?

Are there any services/agencies running a large number of nodes so that they can guess the IP address of a transaction's origin? I guess they would need to run tens of thousands of nodes. However it'...

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