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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 do I pay for something anonymously from the UK using bitcoins?

I've seen the following guide but it's no good as I can't use bitinstant from the UK. Can someone recommend an alternative? Step 1. Download and install TOR Step 2. While using TOR create a Tormail ...
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How can someone prevent a sybil attack when connecting through TOR?

As I understand it, running sybil BTC nodes through an anonymous network like TOR is much less expensive than in clearnet. This makes it possible that one could be connected to a majority of nodes ...
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Can I anonymously self-publish books on Amazon and get paid in Bitcoin?

I want to publish the book under a pseudonym, or better yet, anonymously! I had been looking into Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. I’d also like to use an anonymous e-mail address. Would it be ...
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Bitcoin-based Distributed Donation Systems, whichs do you know?

I've heard that Tor Project constructed such system: Everybody who are participating in the Tor Network, creating Exit Node or even Middle Node, would simply paste his Bitcoin address into the "...
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No connection to Bitcoin network from known Tor IP?

I have a very fast home Internet connection. I decided to share my bandwidth by setting up a Tor relay on an unused machine on my home network. Any connection I make from my home connection to an ...
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How does Transaction Remote Release work?

How exactly does TRR (Transaction Remote Release) work? What are the similarities (and differences) with the way TOR works?
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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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What's the purpose of running Armory through Tor?

What's the purpose of running Armory through Tor? Is it only useful once you get to the point where you start sending Bitcoins?
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Node Discovery Issue

On my node's https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/ page, clicking the "Check Node" button on the bottom of the page reports that the node associated with this IP address is up; however, at the top of the page, ...
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Alternative to run Bitcoin over Tor

I know running Bitcoin over Tor isn't a good idea: Bitcoin over Tor isn’t a good idea. My question is: there are any alternative to hide the IP to the network safely? Using a proxy, if you don't full ...
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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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How can I set the port of bitcoind to run Armory through Tor?

I'm trying to set up Armory with Tor by directing all Armory communications to port 9150 which is the one that I have been told my Tor browser uses. Before I start Armory or the Tor Browser, I ...
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Can I safely run Tor and Armory through Tor simultaneously?

Would running armory through Tor affect the anonymity of Tor Browser, or vice versa? Are there any unusual precautions I should take when doing this?
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TorBrowser + HTTPSEverywhere Blockchain.info wallet safe?

I seem to find conflicting information regarding the possibility of a TOR exit node stealing my data even while using HTTPS. How possible/likely is this? Let's assume user implements strong security ...
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blockchain.info api for tor hidden services

I would like to use blockchain.info "recieve payment" api for my hidden service, but would like opinion on the following considerations: Will it be possible to use blockchain.info api for hidden ...
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Have there been case studies of how anonymous bitcoins are?

The blockchain has a lot of information about all bitcoin transactions. I've heard a lot of conjecture about how anonymous bitcoins transactions are, but I haven't seen a scientific study. Are there ...
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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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Running a Bitcoin client with tor with a Debian based Linux OS

I've received a question asking how to setup a Bitcoin client using Tor on a Debian based Linux system. Could someone provide a rough overview and perhaps a link to a tutorial?
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Is it safe to connect multiple alternative crypto currency clients to the same TOR socks port?

Or should I create multiple TOR socks ports and use one for each client? I plan on running bitcoind, namecoind, litecoind, etc... all on the same ubuntu machine running under different users but all ...
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Which exchanges are Tor-friendly?

Mt. Gox's sign-up page states: Please be advised that accessing your account via the Tor network and/or public proxies may result in a temporary suspension of your account, and having to submit ...
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Can Multibit be set to use a SOCKS proxy on OSX?

I'd like to route my multibit traffic through TOR, but have been unsuccessful finding out if it's possible. It's certainly not in the GUI settings on OSX.
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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 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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How do I register a .bit domain name with Namecoin?

I have several namecoins and would like to register a name. That name could either be for TOR, DNS, or any other purpose. What are the steps needed to spend these coins?
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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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