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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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Is it possible for a country to control Bitcoin usage? [closed]

Imagine that I run a country named "MyAwesomeCountry". I accept Bitcoin as a currency that can be legally used to buy things and also pay taxes. Then I say that there are some bad guys (let's name ...
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What is taint analysis?

I just came across the term "taint analysis" in a crypto-related conversation. This came up while discussing "tracking bitcoin transactions" so it's somehow related to that. That's all I know.
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If the sender address is known is it possible to find the recipient address?

Let's say I give someone an address to send me some bitcoins, when I eventually use these bitcoins to send to someone else can the person that has my address somehow know the address of the person I ...
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Tainting with HD wallets

I'm having trouble understanding HD wallet privacy... for one thing, what if I want to send more money than I have in any of my individual derived addresses? Then I would have to use more than one, ...
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Which data should be used in order to detect addresses to be used for fraud?

I’d like to analyse bitcoin blockchain in order to detect addresses used for fraud, like money laundering. Since I cannot get any addresses info that was really used for fraud, I need to analyse which ...
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Are there any services to tell black list address?

I'd like to know the addresses used for a fraud, in order to make a service for analysing bitcoin blockchain. If you know the service for that, could you tell me it?
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Reverse wheresgeorge.com for BTCs

Say I give 1 BTC to Alice who gives it to Bob who gives it to Carol. Can I now figure out that my original BTC is now with Carol? Of course, by Carol I mean an anonymous address. I'm thinking of a ...
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Procedure for calculating taint?

I'd like to understand taint analysis quantitatively. Blockchain.info offers a service that will calculate taint, but I've found no good explanation for how taint is calculated. The best (and only) ...
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Is it possible to reject a bitcoin payment?

Say someone sends bitcoin to an address. It is later determined that those incoming funds are tainted and the recipient wants no association. What is their recourse?
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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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Can miners reject transactions from an address?

It is alleged that the stolen Bitstamp coins are in this address. In theory, could miners agree to reject all transactions from this address? And if so, would all miners need to agree or just more ...
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What are tainted coins exactly?

I've come across the term of a tainted coin several times now. I understand that coins, or better, the origin of a coin can be traced throughout the blockchain. I've read that bitcoins can be ...