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To mix potentially identifiable or "tainted" cryptocurrency funds with others, so as to obscure the trail back to the fund's original source.

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Is Whirlpool safe to use?

Looking to potentially run a CoinJoin via Whirlpool in sparrow but am confused how the safety of my funds is guaranteed. While the documentation states that I 'retain full ownership of my funds at all ...
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Do any exchanges allow you to examine the bitcoin before you buy it?

It has been reported that some centralised exchanges will deny deposits of cryptocurrency that come from tumblers/mixers, for reasons perhaps related to ownership of the coins. If one was concerned ...
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Detecting Mixed transactions/addresses in Bitcoin

I would like to know how I can detect bitcoin transactions that are mixed by Mixers' services? Is there any sample code or sample set or any applicable example in this regard? Thank you
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How many transactions are coin tumblers responsible for?

I see many resources online which explain what coin mixer or tumbler services are and how they work, and why someone would or wouldn't want to use one. But what I'm having trouble finding anywhere, is ...
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Coin Mixing in Wasabi Wallet

I'm trying to understand how bitcoin works in more depth. Can someone help me understand why wasabi wallet users should not co-spend change outputs with mixed coins? I think there's a privacy ...
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Newbie question about the security of mixing

If I am running my own node, and using a mixer to anonymize my BTC, will it not be connected anyway because the transactions are to/from my own node? I mean I am sending the BTC to the mixer from my ...
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Are "coin mixers" actually a real thing? Can they be trusted?

Ever since I started hearing about Bitcoin, people have been mentioning "coin mixers" to me, and told me to use them. However, even early on, when they were practically throwing away ...
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How to cash out a Bitcoin wallet into fiat anonymously? [closed]

If bitcoin is converted to fiat money on an exchange, the exchange has irrefutable knowledge of your identity because they require the account name and bank account name to match. The only way to ...
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Mixers (bitcoin)

In book Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction (a book recommended at CS 251 Stanford course) it states that: Mixes are businesses and expect to be paid for their ...
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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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Is there any point mixing coins if I were to use an online wallet?

Because when using an online wallet there isn't an address tied to your identity, would there be any reason to mix coins when making a transaction?
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Single "Multiple Inputs Tx" vs Multiple "Single Input Tx"

Alice owns three addresses A1, A2, A3. She decides to collect the coins held by these addresses into a single coin so she generates a fresh new address A4 for that. She has the following two options: ...
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What prevents someone from tainting the coin tumbling pool of the Wasabi wallet?

Wasabi is a new type of wallet with a built in tumbler if I'm correct. What stops someone from tainting the tumbling pool of coins with non-approved coins? I'm weary of using these privacy tools as I ...
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Mixing Unequal Inputs

Let's say have 3 inputs (alice, bob, satoshi): 0.3, 1.3, 1.6. We can mix these inputs for example like this: 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0.1, 0.1. Or like this: 1.3, 1.3, 0.3, 0....
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Bitcoin Mixing? Is it even real?

I have been trying to find a "bitcoin mixing" service but it seems that ALL the "bitcoin mixing" sites I have looked at are scam. Does anybody know of any that are actually real and do what they say ...
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Anatomy of mixing transactions

I've read some literature on mixing in systems like TOR and also in Bitcoin. In Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, the authors explain that uniform transactions are highly important in order to ...
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SharedCoin vs JoinMarket, Pros and Cons of each

Can someone please clearly specify the differences between SharedCoin and JoinMarket. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? How is SharedCoin centralized while JoinMarket decentralized?
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Can a transaction be created by 2 different wallets?

I am familiar with Bitcoin's model, but a complete noob in real-world details. I am entertaining the idea of a service that receives transactions (A->B) and "wraps" or completes them to include (A->B &...
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Method to measure "distance" between 2 transaction id's

Is there a blockchain tool/code that takes two BTC transaction ID's and determines a distance between them. It's 2017 and Bitcoin Privacy (aka trying to walk around in the public without a sign over ...
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Do I need to mix my coins to stay anonymous?

I think my Bitcoins are anonymous if: I receive bitcoins from "Person A" on address 1. then I transfer them to address 2. and then to address 3. Because: Nobody knows that I own address 2. Is this ...
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Is this mixing routine secure ?

As part of a school project we are asked to create a mixing service. Most of the services right now use coinjoin implemented with more or less privacy. So a single mixing service wouldn't be enough ...
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Can one mix bitcoins by oneself?

Do mixers rely on other users, or can one mix his or her own bitcoins alone, such as by sending them to one's own addresses?
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Does Bitcoin + mixers = Monero?

Moneropedia defines "ring signatures" as: Ring signatures make sure individual transaction outputs on the blockchain can’t be traced. A ring signature is a group of cryptographic signatures ...
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mixing coins, destination address

If you're mixing coins to increase your anonymity set does it make have an effect if the destination address is generated with the same private key as the address used to send them out? Should you ...
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Mixer transactions decoding

Did anyone implement the algorithm from this paper Shared Send Untangling in Bitcoin I would be interested in seeing it in action.
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What is bitcoin mixing/laundering for?

What is the difference if I'm using bitcoins that were given me by somebody I sold product to, or by some mixing bitcoin service? After all, aren't I using those bitcoin at the same place and ...
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What is the cheapest fee based bitcoin / altcoin mixing service to keep myself anonymous and from being tracked?

I purchased some bitcoins from Coinbase and I want to give them away to friends for their birthday this year, but what I'm afraid of is if they end up buying stuff on the dark web with it. Last thing ...
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BTC to BTC trades on Ripple

I see some BTC to BTC trades on Ripple. Are these just transfers from one exchange to another? Or, is Ripple being used as a mixer?
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Bitcoin API with mixing service

I'm looking for an API that can hide where my received money goes, for privacy reasons. I don't want my customers to be able to see how much money I've received. Blockchain used to have a mixing ...
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How would one mix NXT coins?

How would a user mix their NXT coins so they cannot be linked to previous accounts that sent it to the user? One way I thought up of was to deposit your NXT coins into an exchange and take it back out ...
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"Dirty" Bitcoins/Find Bitcoin origins?

I know that it's possible to sort through the blockchain history for your bitcoins, however it is difficult to trace back your coins to when they were originally mined due to bitcoin mixers. Is it ...
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Proper use of mixing service

Everybody knows that bitcoin blenders anonymize your coins but shouldn't you follow some precautions for your mixing to be effective? I suppose that mixer is fair (it won't steal your money and does ...
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bitmixer.io usage

I am somewhat confused by the bitmixer.io site. I can enter the Adress, where I want to send bitcoins to, but I have no idea how to go from there. How can I send bitcoins into the service? Can anyone ...
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Could somebody be traced in a situation like this?

I'm fairly new to bitcoins and wanted to know if somebody could be traced easily in a situation like this: Somebody buys btc with his/her own name Btc are sent to an address, an offline wallet, which ...
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Best way to mix bitcoins? mixer, coin join (shared send), dark wallet, stealth addresses?

When you want to anonymize a few hundred BTC, what would be the best (safest) way? I can think of these alternatives: Deposit to and withdraw from exchange (like Kraken, Bitstamp, etc)Pros: ...
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Best way to anonymize bitcoin transactions?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mixing_service How do sites like this work? "Mixing services". I know it can be broken and traced back with coinsuduko but how exactly does it wash your coins. I doubt they ...
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BitLaunder's mixer vs "major exchanges" mixer

BitLaunder (seemingly created by syadasti) writes: Secure Launder renders your bitcoins completely untraceable, even to the most persistent forensic investigator. You deposit bitcoins into your ...
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Proper way of using a Mixing Service

I want to use a mixing service and I was wondering what is the right way of using it. I have some funds in my wallet (associated with a Bitcoin Address). Should I generate a new address in my ...
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How do big sites/markets handle the intrinsic "transaction fees"?

For example, on the late SilkRoad market, or in bitcoin mixing services. They supposedly have a "pool" account (or escrow acct, etc) where all the coins go in to, and from which withdrawals are made. ...
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What is a bitcoin tumbler?

I have recently heard of a bitcoin theft where the thief used a bitcoin tumbling service in an (apparently unsuccessful) attempt to cover their tracks. From this event I have several related questions:...
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Is an exchange a good substitute for a mixing service?

Isn't an exchange such as MtGox essentially a mixing service? I might be wrong, but can somebody trace coins when they are paid to one address, possibly exchanged, and another amount is paid back from ...
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Blockchain.info Shared Send

Can anyone comment on the trustworthiness of blockchain.info's mixing service (shared send). Also would it be possible for things to go wrong internally resulting in my loss?
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Are mixing services dangerous?

I'm thinking about using a mixing service like Blockchain.info's Shared Sending. I don't have anything to hide, it's just about privacy. My concerns are about where my bitcoins will go. I'm sure some ...
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How does the blockchain.info shared receive work?

I understand the concept of a mixer and have succesfully used Blockchain.info wallet's shared send feature. The shared receiving address however confuses me. I assumed that one needs to click "new ...
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How to make a Hidden Tor Bitcoin Mixing Service? [closed]

Bitcoiners. I have been trying to seek out a legit Bitcoin Mixing service, and I just don't feel secure by putting my coins in their hands. I have scoured the internet trying to find a tutorial on how ...
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How does blockchain.info's mixing service work?

Blockchain provides a mixing service. How does it work?
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Bitcoin mixing and transaction sizes

I'm pretty clear on how a Bitcoin mixer obscures transaction history, but I don't understand how an observer is not able to reasonably link the source and destination wallets simply based on the ...
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