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A distributed anonymization network, making not only much more difficult to eavesdrop the content, but also hiding the participants. Most TCP/IP applications - including bitcoin software - can be easily modified/configured to communicate on tor.

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How to connect to full node over Tor?

I have a raspberry pi with bitcoin core + electrum personal server. I would SSH into it and then run electrum with these arguments: ./electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50002:S . I later created ...
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How can I use Bitcoin Core with the anonymous network protocol I2P?

How can I use Bitcoin Core with the I2P anonymous network protocol?
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Scan ports for my onion bitcoin node and RPC calls

I'm getting to work my first bitcoin node, it is running P2P through Tor network. 1: How can it be scanned? how can I see if its exposing any port, or port 8333? 2: How can I make RPC calls through ...
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Bitcoin over Tor and man in the middle attack: risks mitigated yet?

This paper explains how combining Bitcoin and Tor creates an attack vector. A man in the middle can control the information flow between all users who connect over Tor. This paper is from 2014. Has ...
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Upgrade to 0.21.0 - No incomming connections via Tor after upgrading

I upgraded to 0.21.0 a couple of days ago and noticed I'm no longer getting incoming connections while using Tor as a proxy. Was fine before the upgrade. 'getnetworkinfo' shows "reachable": ...
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How does an individual access the Bitcoin Core repo and contribute to it in the case that GitHub boots Bitcoin Core or the individual off GitHub?

It is not looking like Bitcoin Core will be moving from GitHub anytime soon (unless forced to). How does an individual access the Bitcoin Core repo and contribute to it in the case that GitHub boots ...
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How to reliably check if your bitcoin onion node is reachable as advertised?

If getpeerinfo returns a good number of outbound onion peers but none show up as inbound:true, how do you check if your node is properly reachable as advertised? Several guides and forum answers ...
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Bitcoin core behind Tor Hidden service problem

Recently I had to reinstall/compile Bitcoin Core in my freshly installed Debian Buster laptop. I followed instructions here for method 2 at the bottom of the site: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/...
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What settings required to privately run bitcoin core on tails?

I am running bitcoin-core on TailsOS which seems to work out of the box. I think TailsOS blocks all unsafe requests but I would like to know what settings I should enable to run it really privately. ...
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in bitcoin core, how to use Tor for broadcasting new transactions only?

I have set up a full node with bitcoin core running on the internet. I have also set up a wallet running on a private machine that communicates to the full node to broadcast new transactions. To ...
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Score value of my node is not rising

I'm running Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 in Debian Buster. I run the daemon behind Tor network. My current settings are: /etc/tor/torrc SOCKSPort 9005 ControlPort 9501 HiddenServiceDir/var/lib/tor/bitcoin-...
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IP Addresses of inbound connections in bitcoin full node (TOR) looking as a localhost (127.0.0.1)

I run bitcoin full node (mynode) through TOR and I see that inbound connections appear only as a localhost with varying ports usually in high range (examples 127.0.0.1:35010, 127.0.0.1:58188, 127.0.0....
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How to run Bitcoin Core as onion service on Windows, Ubuntu and Android?

Have you tried running Bitcoin Core listening on Tor on different platforms? What are your experiences, issues that you faced, hacks, workarounds etc.?
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What are the safe ways to connect to bitcoin network using tor?

One case that I remember when someone was unable to connect his bitcoin full node to the network because of censorship: https://twitter.com/TheBlueMatt/status/1161291626553270272 Matt suggested using ...
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Connect C-lightning to a remote bitcoind through tor

I would like to connect my C-lightning node to a remote Bitcoin node, in order to be able to run lightningd on a small storage capacity VPS. I could achieve this by using clearnet connection and ...
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ElectrumX server as a Tor hidden service

I am trying to run an ElectrumX server on my PC. I run it on a docker container with the following Dockerfile configuration: FROM python:3.7-alpine3.11 LABEL maintainer="Luke Childs <...
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Sending lightning payment between TOR lighning nodes, any specific setup required?

I have two c-lightning nodes in different VMs in Qubes OS, both routed through TOR VM. They both can connect to other public nodes and establish channels with them but when I try sending satoshis ...
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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 ...
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How does peer banning work for onion peers?

If I start bitcoind with settings proxy=127.0.0.1:9050 to talk to the Tor daemon's SOCKS5 proxy, turn on listenonion=1 and set onlynet=onion, my understanding is that bitcoind will coordinate with the ...
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What is the rationale for the Lightning network's path length limit (20 hops)?

A sender in the Lightning network can choose a path with up to 20 intermediaries (BOLT4). Tor is another network that uses onion routing for anonymity. However, in Tor all paths have 3 intermediaries,...
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Types of onion address

I'm running a bitcoin core full node with Tor and I've configured a hidden service for that. The point is: bitcoin core log shows me an onion address which is very smaller than the one I found in /var/...
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difference between inbound and outbound connection

I'm running a bitcoin full node (bitcoin core) via Tor. I noticed I have only outbound connections (using maxconnections=16 in the conf file), but not even an inbound one. So which is exactly the ...
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My full node seems to be rejecting tor connections

I'm running my full node with bitcoin core v0.18.1 with a mostly default configuration on debian 9.11. Port 8333 is forwarded through my router and I have 20+ node connections, so can safely assume ...
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How does Lightning Network over TOR work?

I'm interested to understand in detail how the lightning network works over Tor. Implementations like lnd, c-lightning etc. offer an extension which allow running TOR with Lightning. I would like to ...
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How fast can a LN payment be over TOR?

I wonder how fast a LN payment can be over TOR if all possible optimizations have been implemented?
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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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No inbound connections on my bitcoin full node with TOR

Can someone connect to my running node? u3ob433qu3ebkmsu.onion:8333 I'm behind a CG-NAT so I've thought using TOR would solve my problem. I had my node running for hours but no inbound connections. ...
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Some questions about Lightning and Tor

Currently there is a wave of articles claiming the Lightning Network is shrinking. If you look at official statistics, like on p2sh.info, this seems true. I was told that some of it might be an ...
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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 the potential security issues when running a Lightning Node on my home network?

If I was to run a lightning node on my home network (and for example, not running the node through TOR), what should I worry about? Furthermore, what OS, settings and software should I use to ...
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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 I get my LND node to make connections over Tor, IPv4, and IPv6?

I followed this guide (https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/blob/master/docs/configuring_tor.md) to setup Tor on my LND node, but this forced all my traffic through Tor, and I was no longer ...
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Unable to find peers when connecting through tor proxy

I have tor running as a service on my computer and start bitcoind with -proxy=127.0.0.1:9050 but it fails to find any seeds through DNS or anything during startup, and even after leaving it on for ...
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How secure is using TOR in Lightning Network?

In following paper (Link to the paper) we read: "combining Tor and Bitcoin creates an attack vector for the deterministic and stealthy man-in-the-middle attacks. A low-resource attacker can ...
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Can a Bitcoin (secp256k1) key be converted to a Ed25519 (Tor v3) key?

If I have secp256k1 keypair that is widely known, like a Bitcoin address, can I convert that into a Ed25519 key pair such that someone could access a .onion address in a deterministic way?
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Are Tor .onion-addresses IP address independent?

Is it possible to move the node to a different IP address and keep the existing (=preciously open and funded) channels functional?
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Why does my public IP show a Bitcoin Node is running when it is set up over Tor?

I've set up my node to run exclusively over TOR. But when I check https://bitnodes.earn.com/ and a few other sites with my public IP to check if a bitcoin node is accepting incoming connections, it ...
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Any privacy considerations regarding allowing inbound connections for a Tor full node?

I wanted to know if there's any privacy considerations to take into account when opening the bitcoin ports on the router for a bitcoin node. I'm using -onlynet=onion in the bitcoin.conf file and I ...
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Lightning Onion Routing vs TOR

From what I can gather BOLT #4 is applying similar methods, such as obscuring previous and future hops from intermediate nodes, to the TOR network for routing payments across the Lightning network. ...
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Generate new .onion address for bitcoind over tor

Been following this guide just to tinker around with bitcoind over tor. According to the guide, when bitcoind controls the tor daemon using controlport=9051 whenever you restart bitcoind tor should ...
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Is my Tor bitcoind node seen by new normal nodes?

I've finished the setup of a bitcoind node behind Tor like in method 1 of this guide I'd like to be as helpful as possible to the network and especially new nodes trying to sync. Are new nodes able to ...
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How can I use Bitcoin privately with the Electrum wallet and Tor?

I do not want to run a full node like Bitcoin Core but still want privacy running an SPV node like Electrum wallet to use Bitcoin. How can I setup to run Electrum privately with Tor?
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Where do mined bitcoins go?

I am running a bitcoin node with the following bitcoind.conf # bitcoind.conf bind=127.0.0.1 # use minimum disk space prune=550 # Pare down traffic to bare minimum blocksonly=1 maxconnections=20 ...
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Building cryptocurrency exchange behind TOR [closed]

quick question, I don't have much experience with TOR(actually nothing), is it reasonable to build a mobile cryptocurrency exchange, which servers are behind TOR, so that's hard to attack for hackers ?...
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How can I setup Bitcoin to be anonymous with Tor?

Bitcoin is billed as many things, among them its anonymity is highly regarded. While it is true that a transaction does not identify a user or wallet, recent news shows that there is the potential for ...
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Connect to Bitcoin Node behind tor network

I configured my full bitcoin node behind tor (nowadays there aren't much bitcoin nodes behind tor network, this website: https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/?q=Tor%20network tell us that there are just 323 ...
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First altcoin with integrated Tor

I'm trying to rebuild the commit history of a coin and it starts with a single dump with a port from another alt. It comes from NovaCoin but has Tor added. Does anyone know what the first coin with ...
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Cannot build circuits because we don't have enough directory information

I'm developing a bitcoin wallet app using BitcoinJ framework. While deploying the app using Tomcat 8, I get the following stack of errors, 12-Jun-2017 14:18:12.511 INFO [PeerGroup Thread] com....
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Tor: inbound self-connection

I set up my bitcoind to run on tor network. When I list peers, I get 8 outbound connections and 4 inbound, which all have "addr": "127.0.0.1:46310", "addrlocal": "****.onion:8333", where the ...
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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 ...