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

I have the issue that my node's synchronisation is very slow. I am 14 weeks behind and it estimates to take 12 weeks to get synced. The synchronisation rate per hour is only 0,01%. I have a fast ...
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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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Anonymous transactions with bitcoin core

Is there any chance that people will identify me when I have nordvpn running in the background when making transactions with bitcoin core? Already done this What are you recommendations to stay ...
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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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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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Bitcoind gui client, wallet client with peer preference, node manager

first time user here so politely point out any thing I have done wrong. I am looking for three things, but first let me explain the situation and use case: I am using bitcond full node on a headless ...
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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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Can government agencies trace if I mine bitcoin?

I live in a country where the government has strict rules against using bitcoin. in fact, they are trying to find out the citizens who are related to bitcoin. I was just wondering if they can catch me ...
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What happens if an ISP isolates a portion of nodes?

I came to believe that an ISP can easily detect full nodes, BTC connections and isolate them from reaching any other nodes. When and if an ISP decided to do so, could they easily perform a 51% attack ...
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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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Tor on Mac ? Bitcoin Core v0.20

I'd like to know hot to put my BT Core behind Tor ON A MAC. I've searched everywhere but could't find how. I always find Win or Linux instructions but nothing on the Mac side. Only "Tor for Mac" I ...