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Why is it impossible to get a straight answer as to whether Bitcoin is anonymous or not? Because privacy is not binary in nature. It is not as if there is some moment at which your information flips from being not-private, to private. Privacy exists on a spectrum, and as a bitcoin user, where you sit on that spectrum depends entirely on the actions you take....


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Yes, it's a scam. Don't send them anything.


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The question is a little confusing, but: 1 and 2 are more to do with your own personal security practices. Of course, your own bitcoins are only as safe as the measures you take to secure them. #3 - It is recommended to stick to wallet software that is open source, such that its code can be audited and verified to be safe. If you can read code, you are ...


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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 answers to your question: people have been mentioning "coin mixers" to me, and told me to use them. However, (...) I just couldn't trust them, even for ...


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Because a transactions with 5 inputs and 5 outputs is possible and it doesn't make sense to ask the question "the output to me comes from which input?" Simply, transactions are about total input value and total output value and the rest is miner fees. Tracking a coin's origin is not technically possible.


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You should never have entered the seed phrase into a computer. The seed phrase is for emergency use only if the Trezor wallet is lost or compromised. There is no such thing as transitioning a wallet to a different computer or installing the wallet on a computer. The wallet is in the Trezor, period. You should install the Trezor software on another computer ...


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Looks like you must have entered it in a phishing site that looks like trezor suite. AFAIK you don't need to enter a seed phrase to transact from Trezor, because the hardware wallet does all the transaction signing for you. SEED phrases should never be disclosed Always use the official website https://wallet.trezor.io/


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My question is: Say I know that the message b 'added' with the number a gets mapped to my desired output. Why is it not possible for me, given a different block (b2) to find a corresponding number (a2), such that the hash of the result will map to the same number c? It's not possible because there are 2^256 (approximately 1 followed by 77 zeroes) possible ...


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Yes, you can use, for example, two or three different blockchain explorers to check the balance for your Bitcoin address(es). Or you can set up a watch-only wallet on any PC or phone - import the Bitcoin-addresses but not the private keys and the wallet cannot spend the money, only monitor. The money will be shown by the wallet as "watch-only" or &...


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Typically, the signing is done on the device and the private keys never reach the computer. This means that the computer can never generate and sign transactions on its own A wallet like Trezor (T) shows the destination address from its screen so that you press one of the buttons on the device itself. This makes it impossible for the computer to make the ...


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Right now, the top two alternatives to Taproot & Schnorr Signatures rely on multiparty ECDSA (elliptic curve digital signature algorithm) also known as threashold ECDSA. Threshold ECDSA has two main functions: The first function is to spread out key generation across multiple machines. This makes it so that no single party is ever made aware of the full ...


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