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June 19, 2012, 10:34:30 AM
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Bitcoin is a secure and anonymous digital currency. Bitcoins cannot be easily tracked back to you, and are safer and faster alternative to other donation methods. You can send BTC to the following address:

  1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v  

Various sites offer a service to exchange other currency to/from Bitcoins. There are also services allowing trades of goods for Bitcoins. Bitcoins are not subject to central regulations and are still gaining value. To learn more about Bitcoins, visit the website (http://bitcoin.org) or read more on Wikipedia.

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http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate#dbitcoin

WTF, right? Bitoins are highly traceable
and coming from wikileaks, nothing less.
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June 19, 2012, 10:39:38 AM
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Donate by Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a secure and anonymous digital currency. Bitcoins cannot be easily tracked back to you, and are safer and faster alternative to other donation methods. You can send BTC to the following address:

  1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v  

Various sites offer a service to exchange other currency to/from Bitcoins. There are also services allowing trades of goods for Bitcoins. Bitcoins are not subject to central regulations and are still gaining value. To learn more about Bitcoins, visit the website (http://bitcoin.org) or read more on Wikipedia.

For maximum security and anonymity, you can request a one-time Bitcoin address. To do so, please join our IRC and type /msg Bitcoin new. Our helpful bot will generate a new donation address for each transaction. Please make sure Bot is active on #bitcoin channel and has @ to the left of his nick.

http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate#dbitcoin

WTF, right? Bitoins are highly traceable
and coming from wikileaks, nothing less.

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Bitcoins are ultimately untraceable provided the users cares to not reuse any of his addresses.

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June 19, 2012, 10:41:23 AM
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It's not easy to to figure out which addresses belong to a given person. Case in point, I don't think it was ever done.

Bitcoins are ultimately untraceable provided the users cares to not reuse any of his addresses.
That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.

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June 19, 2012, 10:51:32 AM
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That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.
+1, instawallet FTW

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June 19, 2012, 04:03:56 PM
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What this means is that they have no idea how to do it.
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June 19, 2012, 04:08:39 PM
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It's not easy to to figure out which addresses belong to a given person. Case in point, I don't think it was ever done.

Bitcoins are ultimately untraceable provided the users cares to not reuse any of his addresses.
That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.
Yep, learnt another thing today.  Grin

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June 19, 2012, 05:25:41 PM
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That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.
+1, instawallet FTW

The fact its online does not mean its secure. Security thru ob-security does not work. *sigh*
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June 19, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
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If I wanted to, I could put some effort into it and obtain coins with extremely low probability of being identified. I could then donate to wl, again without much exposure. Of course, if someone had amazing resources at hand that they can dedicate to tracking me down, it's probably doable, but only if they knew beforehand. All in all, today it is relatively easy for a determined individual to donate anonymously, and extremely costly for anyone to crack that nut.

Finally, if I really wanted to donate to wl, I would do it without any obscurity - it's not illegal to give them money.

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June 19, 2012, 07:33:48 PM
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Donate by Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a secure and anonymous digital currency. Bitcoins cannot be easily tracked back to you, and are safer and faster alternative to other donation methods. You can send BTC to the following address:

  1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v  

Various sites offer a service to exchange other currency to/from Bitcoins. There are also services allowing trades of goods for Bitcoins. Bitcoins are not subject to central regulations and are still gaining value. To learn more about Bitcoins, visit the website (http://bitcoin.org) or read more on Wikipedia.

For maximum security and anonymity, you can request a one-time Bitcoin address. To do so, please join our IRC and type /msg Bitcoin new. Our helpful bot will generate a new donation address for each transaction. Please make sure Bot is active on #bitcoin channel and has @ to the left of his nick.

http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate#dbitcoin

WTF, right? Bitoins are highly traceable
and coming from wikileaks, nothing less.

So, let's do an experiment.  Here's a transaction that I just randomly picked to Wikileak's public address as you posted it above.  And here's the request:  Identify the person who made that transaction.

GO!
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June 19, 2012, 07:39:49 PM
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It's not easy to to figure out which addresses belong to a given person. Case in point, I don't think it was ever done.
With just a cursory look, I can tell you that the following addresses belong to you:
1ApQ87FJbjQCxNxwsHgvkYPEwfRhdvj3mE
19BMM9q378xM3k8Afpbhpq1nAJJeQrGZvy
1L7JGxAJyPdeub19air92YoyvU7HsquZNF
1KgyyHBg4oAyUc1YjbL73MjLiUv7bvYJmX
197ZQJdbMaZMkSWxvDAmT8kqhgraLD13VU
1GZuqj98TNipqxm7iULpdbuWc33sWehHPm
1Mho7R9VuPdacY6SWr53h7ThjRnX1D8mab

That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.
+1, instawallet FTW

The fact its online does not mean its secure. Security thru ob-security does not work. *sigh*
Your password is security through obscurity, so yes, it does work.
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June 19, 2012, 07:52:11 PM
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That's not true. The main problem isn't reusing addresses, it's merging outputs.
+1, instawallet FTW

The fact its online does not mean its secure. Security thru ob-security does not work. *sigh*

I'd probably do coins -> instawallet -> torwallet -> silkroad -> wikileaks if I really wanted to hide the trail.. If anyone can get all 3 services to give you up your screwed anyway.

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June 19, 2012, 07:55:43 PM
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I think that statement is true. It is not easy to track them back to you. There may be only a few thousand people on Earth who know how.

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June 19, 2012, 09:36:51 PM
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so it's traceable or not?

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June 19, 2012, 10:19:11 PM
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so it's traceable or not?

A pretty accurate answer would be: It can be untraceable if you take extra precautions and know what you're doing.

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June 19, 2012, 10:23:02 PM
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so it's traceable or not?
Depends on how you look at it.

Picking a random transaction out of the blockchain and trying to figure out who it is is next to impossible.

Asking for a payment from someone you are trying to track, or paying someone you are trying to track, can make it much easier to find and track that individual's activities.
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June 19, 2012, 10:28:07 PM
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so it's traceable or not?
Depends on how you look at it.

Picking a random transaction out of the blockchain and trying to figure out who it is is next to impossible.

Asking for a payment from someone you are trying to track, or paying someone you are trying to track, can make it much easier to find and track that individual's activities.

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June 19, 2012, 11:08:06 PM
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So, let's do an experiment.  Here's a transaction that I just randomly picked to Wikileak's public address as you posted it above.  And here's the request:  Identify the person who made that transaction.

GO!

that's ridiculous, I do not have a backdoor access to all credit card/bank transactions, all gmail emails, etc like the US agencies do (and thousands of other things I can't think of)

and the context is wikileaks, not me

who is wikileaks' enemy? the USA. is it easy for them to 'track back to you'? hell yes
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June 19, 2012, 11:20:51 PM
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everything it's traceable.
cash aren't. so the best thing it's cash in hand. btc on paper

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June 19, 2012, 11:35:10 PM
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So, let's do an experiment.  Here's a transaction that I just randomly picked to Wikileak's public address as you posted it above.  And here's the request:  Identify the person who made that transaction.

GO!

that's ridiculous, I do not have a backdoor access to all credit card/bank transactions, all gmail emails, etc like the US agencies do (and thousands of other things I can't think of)

and the context is wikileaks, not me

who is wikileaks' enemy? the USA. is it easy for them to 'track back to you'? hell yes

But you can make bitcoin donations to wikileaks without using credit cards, bank transactions, or traceable email accounts.
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June 19, 2012, 11:37:33 PM
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ok so the address it's traceable. but trace to what? no isp no psychical address

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