Bitcoin Q&A: Exchanges, identity, and CoinJoins
Is Bitcoin anonymous if exchanges and some wallets require identities? Should we assume that our identity information will be leaked if we use KYC-ed wallets? Besides buying, what is a reliable way to acquire bitcoin? How can I set up a wallet without providing identity? Do you still recommend using CoinJoins? Could they become illegal? […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Exchanges, identity, and CoinJoins

Is Bitcoin anonymous if exchanges and some wallets require identities? Should we assume that our identity information will be leaked if we use KYC-ed wallets? Besides buying, what is a reliable way to acquire bitcoin? How can I set up a wallet without providing identity? Do you still recommend using CoinJoins? Could they become illegal?

These questions are from the third and fourth sessions of MOOC 12, which took place on September 27th, October 4th, and October 26th 2019 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

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German, ‘Das Internet des Geldes’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2LEiyqO
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Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
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