How are bitcoin transactions traced? - Quora

@binance: An Introduction to Confidential Transactions Privacy in #Bitcoin is often overstated. Not only can coins be traced, but users can too. One upgrade proposed to make transactions truly private is Confidential Transactions. Learn more with @BinanceAcademy https://t.co/Hy0VNtzhF4

@binance: An Introduction to Confidential Transactions Privacy in #Bitcoin is often overstated. Not only can coins be traced, but users can too. One upgrade proposed to make transactions truly private is Confidential Transactions. Learn more with @BinanceAcademy https://t.co/Hy0VNtzhF4 submitted by rulesforrebels to BinanceTrading [link] [comments]

"Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions — cash, for example."

Tomer Federman is a rockstar (Stanford MBA/Facebook alum), so glad to see him put Paul Krugman in his place: https://medium.com/federman-capital/5-things-paul-krugman-gets-wrong-about-crypto-fda8577f5362.
We should raise awareness to this great article and see if Paul Krugman has any reply, I bet he doesn't!
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These 71 satoshis can be traced back to the very first Bitcoin transaction between S. Nakamoto and Hal Finney. How much would you pay for them?

https://blockchain.info/address/154DRLprKPZSQBzAb1bRuzfjjdozL51qnG
I don't own them. I'm just curious to see if some of these coins will have some kind of extra historical or collectible value.
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Mastercard's latest patent: Although people move to Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies that are based on Blockchain, “the nature of the blockchain as an immutable ledger is such that every transaction can” – ultimately – “be traced and followed back to the genesis block.”

Mastercard's latest patent: Although people move to Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies that are based on Blockchain, “the nature of the blockchain as an immutable ledger is such that every transaction can” – ultimately – “be traced and followed back to the genesis block.” submitted by joshan_96 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

How can bitcoins be traced in a transaction that consolidates a bunch of inputs to one output?

It is my understanding that all bitcoins can be traced through all transactions back to the beginning of the block they were created in. But after learning how transactions worked, how would this be possible if I create a transaction that combines two inputs, input A of 0.5 bitcoin and another input B of 0.5 bitcoin to send back to me as a single output of 1 bitcoin (ignoring fees)? If I then spend 0.75 of this 1 bitcoin output it would now become the input of a new transaction. How would you know how much of bitcoin A and bitcoin B this 0.75 was contained in this new input?
Bonus question I was thinking about: What happens if I make a transaction that has no fees?
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Is anonymity on the blockchain a myth? (Bellingcat proves Bitcoin transactions can be easily traced)

Is anonymity on the blockchain a myth? (Bellingcat proves Bitcoin transactions can be easily traced) submitted by DCC_Official to altcoin_news [link] [comments]

"Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions — cash, for example."

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Mastercard's latest patent: Although people move to Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies that are based on Blockchain, the nature of the blockchain as an immutable ledger is such that every transaction can ultimately be traced and followed back to the genesis block.

Mastercard's latest patent: Although people move to Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies that are based on Blockchain, the nature of the blockchain as an immutable ledger is such that every transaction can ultimately be traced and followed back to the genesis block. submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

"Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions cash, for example." /r/Bitcoin

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Are your bitcoins clean? Bitcoin's lack of fungibility means that if you possess bitcoins that can be traced to shady transactions (like theft), it can mean that you may not be able to spend them as freely.

I am just learning about fungibility and frankly I am scared as to the history of the bitcoins that I own. I am reading this
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Bitcoin transactions can be traced - this startup relies on it (current BTC/USD price is $6752.93)

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Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor.

Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor. submitted by rotoreuters to betternews [link] [comments]

Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor.

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Researchers at Qatar University and the country's Hamad Bin Khalifa University earlier this week published findings that show just how easy it may be to dredge up evidence of years-old bitcoin transactions when spenders didn't carefully launder their payments.
Bitcoin's privacy paradox has long been understood by its savvier users: Because the cryptocurrency isn't controlled by any bank or government, it can be very difficult to link anyone's real-world identity with their bitcoin stash.
The public ledger of bitcoin transactions known as the blockchain also serves as a record of every bitcoin transaction from one address to another.
Few if any researchers have actually documented their work to exploit those properties of bitcoin and count identifiable dark web transactions.
The Qatari researchers first collected dozens of bitcoin addresses used for donations and dealmaking by websites protected by the anonymity software Tor, run by everyone from WikiLeaks to the now-defunct Silk Road. Then they scraped thousands of more widely visible bitcoin addresses from the public accounts of users on Twitter and the popular bitcoin forum Bitcoin Talk.
Earlier this month, cryptocurrency research firm Chainalysis noted that dark web transactions now account for just one percent of bitcoin transactions, down from 30 percent in 2012.
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Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor. /r/news

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor. /news submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor.

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Bitcoin transactions can be retroactively traced, even through Tor.

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These 71 satoshis can be traced back to the very first Bitcoin transaction between S. Nakamoto and Hal Finney. How much would you pay for them? /r/Bitcoin

These 71 satoshis can be traced back to the very first Bitcoin transaction between S. Nakamoto and Hal Finney. How much would you pay for them? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

If transactions can be traced, why can't they trace the transactions from the Silk Road? /r/Bitcoin

If transactions can be traced, why can't they trace the transactions from the Silk Road? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Are your bitcoins clean? Bitcoin's lack of fungibility means that if you possess bitcoins that can be traced to shady transactions (like theft), it can mean that you may not be able to spend them as freely. /r/btc

Are your bitcoins clean? Bitcoin's lack of fungibility means that if you possess bitcoins that can be traced to shady transactions (like theft), it can mean that you may not be able to spend them as freely. /btc submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

"With MimbleWimble, it is never revealed which inputs spent bitcoins to which outputs, nor how many bitcoins were spent. No trace of funds can be established at all. There is no longer a transaction history per coin. Almost the entire blockchain can be safely discarded." u/AaronVanWirdum

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/mimblewimble-how-a-stripped-down-version-of-bitcoin-could-improve-privacy-fungibility-and-scalability-all-at-once-1471038001
Highlights / excerpts from article by u/AaronVanWirdum in BitcoinMagazine.com
Mimblewimble ... completely gets rid of transactions once a new block is created.
Instead of transactions, Mimblewimble blocks mainly consist of three lists:
Utilizing the Pedersen Commitment scheme, all nodes can use the input list and the output list, and verify that no bitcoins were created out of thin air.
The dummy output signatures, meanwhile, prove that all individual transactions must have been valid.
Acting rather like “stamps of approval,” these dummy output signatures only add up mathematically if the whole transaction itself does.
And since it is never revealed which inputs spent bitcoins to which outputs exactly, nor how many bitcoins were actually spent, no trace of funds can be established at all.
As such, Mimblewimble presents a tremendous boon for privacy and fungibility.
Scalability
And then there’s the scalability improvement.
Currently, many transactions on the Bitcoin network are linked.
Spending a bitcoin really takes an output from a previous transaction and turns it into an input of a new transaction.
This means that if an older transaction is invalid, a newer transaction that relies on the older transaction is invalid, too.
So to be able to validate all transactions on the Bitcoin network, nodes must know all transactions that ever took place; the entire blockchain.
(That’s currently some 80 gigabytes worth.)
But with Mimblewimble there is no longer really such a thing as a transaction history per coin.
Each coin does have a specific block in which it was first created.
But from then on, its value simply becomes part of the combined Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) set, which defines all outputs that store coins and could potentially be spent at any time.
This means that in order to verify new transactions, nodes no longer need to care about previous transactions. All they need to care about is that the specific outputs used are valid.
With even more clever math, nodes can establish the validity of outputs relatively easily. They just need the block headers of all blocks (a sort of index of blocks without all transaction data) and the aforementioned dummy output signatures: both relatively compact data-sets.
All other transaction data — almost the entire blockchain — can be safely discarded.
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Bitcoin addresses do not require the identity or the actual address of the person to be made. Not even their IP address. How can the source of a Bitcoin transaction be traced back to its source then? Well, it depends on the user. The most common way the ownership of a Bitcoin address is revealed is that you post about it on a public forum. That’s why Bitcoin transactions are called pseudo-anonymous. But how is this possible when there’s no name attached to the public address or IP? Well, sometimes the user of the Bitcoin public address declares their name along with the public address. Identity can also be traced if you are using a private wifi connection. Yes, your Bitcoin address can be traced by exchanges, criminals, and the government. So, what can you do to stay untraceable? Does your Bitcoin address put you at risk? Some people blame Bitcoin for its use in criminal situations. In the past we have seen Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road creator’s case as well as Trendon Shavers’ case, who has plead guilty to running a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme starting back in 2011 until 201... Bitcoin is known to offer privacy and decentralization. But can Bitcoin be traced if used for criminal activities? Can Bitcoin be traced? All cryptocurrency transactions are recorded in the blockchain, which means that all users are able to see transactions of a given network (in this case, Bitcoin).. Transacting through Bitcoin is known to offer a sense of relative pseudo-anonymity.

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