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BitLaunder's mixer vs "major exchanges" mixer

It probably doesn't give you more security, and in fact if the mixer service's coin volumes are low, which they likely are, and dependent on whatever their turn around time may be, and dependent on ...
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What is bitcoin mixing/laundering for?

Bitcoin transactions are traceable, public and are recorded permanently. Although, there are some ways to minimize that, by not reusing addresses and have multiple wallets for different purposes. But ...
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Best way to mix bitcoins? mixer, coin join (shared send), dark wallet, stealth addresses?

I would say connect to tor, create a blockchain.info account, send you bitcoin there, then send the bitcoin to https://shapeshift.io to another currency which you have a wallet setup, then back to a ...
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Proper way of using a Mixing Service

Either of these solutions would work. If you mix it first to a previously unused address or send it directly to the merchant via the service (ignoring the issue of timeouts on a merchant terminal if ...
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Do I need to mix my coins to stay anonymous?

It depends what you mean by "knows" and "proof". You're right that an analyst will not be able to be prove with absolute certainty that you sent the coins to address 3, because it is possible, ...
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Does Bitcoin + mixers = Monero?

No. Monero's ring signatures draw on Monero's complete TXO set to create a larger anonymity set. Monero's method has the disadvantage that since it is unclear which TXO were actually spent, they can ...
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Are "coin mixers" actually a real thing? Can they be trusted?

Bitcoin privacy is a complicated and nuanced topic, to really get a good idea of what is involved, I would recommend reading this article. That said, I can still provide you with some more direct ...
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Why should I use a Bitcoin Mixer?

Using a mixer helps preserve your financial privacy. The question is: who are you protecting your privacy from? Bitcoin transactions are public record, so anybody can view any historical transaction ...
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Can one mix bitcoins by oneself?

No, you do need a mixer. Even if you were to generate a million random transactions with your wallet, 100% of the value in the unspent output from the mixing could be linked to the original wallet ...
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"Dirty" Bitcoins/Find Bitcoin origins?

The tool for complete history of all bitcoin minted already exist and its called blockchain. You can see all history here (random transaction selected) https://blockchain.info/tx/...
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What is a bitcoin tumbler?

I recently came across an article that clearly articulates what a tumbler intends to accomplish. The analogy they gave was a collection plate at a church: You may have seen collection bags that go ...
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Do any exchanges allow you to examine the bitcoin before you buy it?

I don't think such a service exists for a few reasons, like that it would be impractical. When you buy on a centralized exchange, you're not actually buying a specific coin (UTXO) but rather a promise ...
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Best way to anonymize bitcoin transactions?

The idea behind Coinjoin or Sharedcoin is that funds can be pooled and mixed with several other Bitcoin users to fund new transactions that can't be easily traced back to you. Here is a trivial ...
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What is the cheapest fee based bitcoin / altcoin mixing service to keep myself anonymous and from being tracked?

Even if you use a mixing service it is not guaranteed that the link between the two+ addresses will disappear. Actually, as far as I know it cannot be guaranteed by any mixing service, decentralized ...
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BTC to BTC trades on Ripple

The counter-parties are different. In Ripple chain: BTC has an issuer, it can be Bitstamp, Snapswap, Gatehub or any other gateway. So if you send your BTC to Bitstamp, they will give you BTC (issued ...
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Is this mixing routine secure ?

This mixing service seems solid overall. You could improve it in several ways: Don't shapeshift your mixed BTC into Zcash. Shapeshift uses "transparent addresses" - which means the Zcash transaction ...
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SharedCoin vs JoinMarket, Pros and Cons of each

I'll do my best. SharedCoin is no longer around. It used to have a centralized server which collected inputs and outputs from users then merged them into one big coinjoin transaction. They allowed you ...
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Single "Multiple Inputs Tx" vs Multiple "Single Input Tx"

With option 2, most analyses will conclude that Alice owned A1, A2 and A3, because the transactions which spent them have no change address. Typically, you assume that the amount you have held in a ...
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Mixers (bitcoin)

Mixers charge fees, which prevents transactions from using standard chunk sizes. This creates security risks by allowing one to distinguish between mixer and regular transactions.
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Newbie question about the security of mixing

Technically the others nodes you are connected to would see you sending the transaction to them but they wouldn’t know if it is your transaction or someone else’s and you are just relaying it. There ...
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Is there any point mixing coins if I were to use an online wallet?

Assuming that you'd like to protect your privacy by mixing coins, then yes, there would be a reason. Using an 'online wallet' (I am assuming you mean an online wallet-service, that has a website you ...
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Single "Multiple Inputs Tx" vs Multiple "Single Input Tx"

Sidenote: bitcoins exist as unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs), so with this in mind the two options you outlined for Alice create two different situations: in situation 1, Alice will have one UTXO. ...
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What prevents someone from tainting the coin tumbling pool of the Wasabi wallet?

AFAIK Coinbase looks for a five hops before / after incoming / outgoing TX. So adding extra hops will be enough for now. It can be automated with Samourai Wallet's Ricochet or my scripts for bitcoin-...
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Mixing Unequal Inputs

I don't have an answer to your question directly, but it's worth pointing out that anything other than 32 x 0.1btc inputs and 32 x 0.1btc outputs provides worse anonymity. Even having 0.3, 0.3, 0.3, 0....
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Bitcoin Mixing? Is it even real?

Take a look at Wasabi Wallet https://www.wasabiwallet.io/ it is a privacy focused wallet and comes with a built-in coinjoin feature.
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Anatomy of mixing transactions

As I see it, the techniques you are referring to are two possible but different ways of doing mixing. The first one, explained in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies book is referring to a kind of ...
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Can a transaction be created by 2 different wallets?

Yes. There's a project called Lighthouse that does something very similar. Bitcoin transactions either completely succeed or completely fail. We can use this by starting with a transaction that has ...
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Could somebody be traced in a situation like this?

Bitcoin addresses are pseudonymous, in other words they aren't linked to anybody's ID without that user somehow linking the address to their ID (for example by withdrawing from an exchange service ...
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