2016/11/11 7:15 AM
Since its introduction, one of Bitcoin’s largest benefits has been the ability to conduct business anonymously. No big banks are tracking your purchases. No companies are selling information about you. At least in theory, nobody knows who is actually spending a given Bitcoin.
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Unfortunately, plenty of websites still track their visitors and their activities. Our online purchases also need somewhere to go. With the exception of software, most things we buy from the internet need to be shipped somewhere. That alone can be very revealing information and it certainly puts a damper on the whole “anonymous transaction” aspect.
If you’re to truly shop anonymously, there’s a few things to do first:
- Encrypt your internet connection
- Get a P.O. Box
- Change Wallets frequently
- “Launder” your coins
- Acquire coins on P2P services
For reference, this guide is…