How can one remain relatively anonymous while using Ripple?


Download the Tor package with vidalia from

Run Tor... When it is working, a green onion means your entire network traffic is being anonymized.

Details on how Tor works are at:

Install it... and then in your bitcoin application, under settings, tell it to use a proxy.

The default setting is the correct one. You could probably disable the option that starts Bitcoin when your computer starts, because you want Tor up and running before Bitcoin.

All of your transactions are recorded in the block chain... mix things up by using available tumblers. Also... the anonymous markets are displaying text saying they now use tumblers to make tracing where transactions come from and go difficult to...

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Note, anonymity isn't a design goal for ripple. Depending on the level of pseudo-anonymity required, gateway and future features of Ripple would likely be easier (and more cost effective) than using many Ripple addresses (aka Ripple accounts).

To tell if two (or more) Ripple addresses are in the same family you need the public generator (which is named for generating the public keys, it should not be made public). Without that no one can tell if they are part of the same family and therefore they are funded/activated independently exactly like any other address is (someone sends it the XRP account reserve).

I'm not aware of any Ripple client that currently implements account families (the existing clients just use the public and private ECDSA key corresponding to index 0 within the account...

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Assume that person wanting to be anonymous has reason to do so. Powerful enemies will see what is bought with bitcoins, perhaps web blog on server and domain name. Even in nations with rule of law, United States applies strong pressure and registrars and server hosts give up bitcoin address used to pay for things.

They trace address to address until find person who sold bitcoins for cash or credit card or wire fee.

If cash, famous exchanges know which city and bank address cash was deposited. Modern law enforcement technique is excellent for figuring identity once given such a clue. If not famous and idiot from Craigslit or similar, roll over in hurry when threatened with prison. Will try very hard to remember. And credit card or wire more even more trivial to figure.

I run tests, bitcoin mining take 22 million million years to give pocket change. Computer not so fancy after all.

Forgive poverty english please, translated to many languages and back...

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can help protect your identity when making purchases online. But it's not foolproof. Kevin Mitnick, one of the world's most famous hackers and author of the book "The Art of Invisibility," offers some tips that will help you remain anonymous.

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The whole idea of really being truly invisible is a disconnect between you as the user and your first connection to the internet.

If you use bitcoin, there is a blockchain. And the blockchain is really traceable.

In fact, during the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the guy that was accused of running the drug emporium Silk Road, they were able to trace millions of dollars of transactions to the wallet on his computer. So to try to anonymize bitcoin, you can go to a bitcoin ATM.

You could buy it from person-to-person on the street, which is probably the safest way if you're using a phone that's not really...

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How to remain anonymous while using bitcoin

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can help protect your identity when making purchases online. But it's not foolproof. Kevin Mitnick, one of the world's most famous hackers and author of the book -The Art of Invisibility,- offers some tips that will help you remain anonymous. Following is a transcript of the video: The whole idea of really being truly invisible is a disconnect between you as the user and your first connection to the internet. If you use bitcoin, there is a blockchain. And the blockchain is really traceable. In fact, during the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the guy that was accused of running the drug emporium Silk Road, they were able to trace millions of dollars of transactions to the wallet on his computer. So to try to anonymize bitcoin, you can go to a bitcoin ATM. You could buy it from person-to-person on the street, which is probably the safest way if you're using a phone that's not really registered to you. Like...

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I can’t play on stable/beta/cutting edge You need to install our HTTPS certificate. Download our server switcher and click “Install certificate”. If you’re still having problems, follow these instructions to install the certificate manually. My antivirus is blocking the switcher That’s because our switcher edits the hosts file. Turn off your antivirus and run the switcher again. I get “Invalid Ripple IP” on the switcher, how do I fix it?
Make sure you don’t have invalid characters (such as spaces, commas and so on) in your Ripple IP. The IP must contain numbers and dots only. I get “Connection failed” when I try to connect to Ripple
Make sure the IP in the switcher is not If the IP is set to, click the “Local/Remote” button, restart osu! and try to log in again. If you still can’t solve this problem, come on our Discord and we’ll help you. I get “Bancho authentication failed” (wrong password) when I try to log in, but my password is...
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1. What is Ripple?

Ripple is the name for both a digital currency (XRP) and an open payment network within which that currency is transferred. It is a distributed, open-source payments system that’s still in beta. The goal of the ripple system, according to its website, is to enable people to break free of the “walled gardens” of financial networks – ie, credit cards, banks, PayPal and other institutions that restrict access with fees, charges for currency exchanges and processing delays.

2. What does Ripple do?

According to is OpenCoin, the company behind ripple, the currency addresses the need to keep money flowing freely. A company blog post titled “Ripple and the Purpose of Money” gives a brief history of money and its transportability, and points to the frustration of having banks and other institutions impede the transfer of funds with transaction fees and processing delays. The goal of Ripple, it says, is to build on the decentralized digital currency...

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Bitcoin is often described as an anonymous currency because it is possible to send and receive bitcoins without giving any personally identifying information. However, achieving reasonable anonymity with Bitcoin can be quite complicated and perfect anonymity may be impossible.

Bitcoin is pseudonymous. Sending and receiving bitcoins is like writing under a pseudonym. If an author’s pseudonym is ever linked to their identity, everything they ever wrote under that pseudonym will now be linked to them. In Bitcoin, your pseudonym is the address to which you receive Bitcoin. Every transaction involving that address is stored forever in the blockchain. If your address is ever linked to your identity, every transaction will be linked to you.

In the original Satoshi whitepaper, it was recommended that Bitcoin users use a new address for each transaction to avoid the transactions being linked to a common owner. This would be the equivalent of writing many books under different...

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In this tip, I’m going to show you to implement ripple effect/animation in your android application. Now, you can easily add ripple effect/animation in your android, layouts, buttons, textviews, etc. and you can also change its color. Note that, this ripple effect will only show on device running lollipop and above.

Here, I have mentioned two different methods to implement ripple animation in your android application.

How to Add Ripple Effect/Animation to a Android Button
Android Floating Labels for EditText Using Design Support Library
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Method 1 - To Implement Ripple Effect/Animation in Android

To implement effect on press/click just add android:background="?attr/selectableItemBackground" or android:background="?attr/selectableItemBackgroundBorderless" in android View or ViewGroup as background.

Method 2: To Implement Ripple Effect/Animation in Android

Using this...

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Google, the search engine that never forgets, well at least that’s what we like to call it. Possibly to your surprise, the world’s favorite search engine, Google, records everything you search, every email you’ve ever received and know almost virtually every website you’ve ever visited. And how is this? Well it’s Google, and they have hundreds if not thousands of absolutely privacy violating protocols implemented in nearly every product. Everything from search, to email, to phone, to social networks and even their upcoming phone and Internet services, Project Fi and Google Fiber, where they plan to start their own cell service as well as deliver high speed gigabit Internet right to your door. Google wants to slowly dominate the Internet, but this isn’t coming without a price.

Admittedly Google is one of the most innovative company’s of our generation, however this is coming at a price of huge privacy violations and a complete loss of our sense of personal privacy. We have...

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I'm realizing I'm digging up a relatively old forum string here, but I continue to run into some odd inconsistencies with the basic functionality of trimming, and things in the land of ripple delete. Most notably, why when trimming when using Command drag left/right will move some assets in the timeline, but not all of the assets in a time line.

I've included a very short video describing what I'm running into. Oddly, in the example, ripple delete works, but NOT command drag...and I just don't quite understand what the issue is. This has gotten quite a bit harrier when working on more complex sequences...because I'll be moving along in a particular area of the timeline, not knowing I'm making all kinds of stuff out of sync later on.

Dropbox - ripple.mp4

Is this a bug, or just some kind of user error on my...

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The short answer is no. The long answer is split into three parts, each headed by a bold word.

I will talk about the existing privacy tools in Bitcoin. I will talk about some pie-in-the-sky theoretical crypto which would achieve full anonymity (but which can't be done feasibly today). I will talk about Cryptonote, its limitations, and feasible ways around it that could be implemented today (hint, hint) by anyone with the time and inclination. Today,

you can do a lot relative to stock Bitcoin in the direction of privacy. Two strategies I should mention are





CoinJoin works by effectively pasting together transactions. In Bitcoin, each transaction is a list of inputs tied (by digital signature) to a list of outputs. The transaction is valid if the total output value is less than or equal to the total input value (any difference is a "transaction fee" claimed by miners), and if every input is a valid (not already spent) output of an old...
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This is a chart of the value of bitcoin yesterday, Wednesday. It’s hardly a secret that bitcoins are a highly volatile asset class, so relatively few eyebrows were raised when the price soared from an opening level of $230 all the way to a high of $266. An intraday swing of more than 15% is pretty much par for the bitcoin course, these days. But then came the crash: within a few hours, bitcoins the world over had lost well over half their value, and were trading as low as $107 apiece. That’s not normal — and it just goes to underline how bad bitcoin is at doing everything it’s meant to do.

Bitcoin is clearly not an effective store of wealth — just look at how quickly that wealth can be evaporated. Neither is it a useful payments mechanism, given how fast its value can fluctuate. Currently, it can take an hour for a bitcoin transaction to clear, which means that the value of the transaction when it clears can be radically different from its value at inception. Bitcoin...

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Many countries around the world have installed software that prevents Internet users within those countries from accessing certain websites and Internet services. Companies, schools and public libraries often use similar software to protect their employees, students and patrons from material that they consider distracting or harmful. This kind of filtering technology comes in a number of different forms. Some filters block a site based on its IP address, while others blacklist certain domain names or search through all unencrypted Internet communication, looking for specific keywords.

Regardless of what filtering methods are present, it is nearly always possible to evade them by relying on intermediary computers, outside your country, to reach blocked services for you. This process is often called censorship circumvention, or simply circumvention, and the intermediary computers are called proxies. Proxies, too, come in...

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Most anti-piracy outfits and other organizations that track BitTorrent users rely on information they obtain from BitTorrent trackers. This is an easy and convenient technique to gather info, but also one that can be circumvented.

Let’s assume you want to download ‘Steal This Film’ without being spied on by third parties that monitor the download. Impossible? Not really…

Pretty much all BitTorrent clients allow users to remove the trackers from a torrent before downloading. In µTorrent you can do so by clicking the advanced button in the torrent opening dialog box. You’ll then see the trackers included in the torrent plus some other info.

If you want to go tracker-less you’ll have to delete the trackers and make sure that the DHT, Peer Exchange and Local Peer Discovery boxes (see screenshot) are checked otherwise you you won’t be able to download at all.

That’s it…

We have to note that it’s always possible to track people who download...

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If there’s one valid complaint about Bitcoin, it’s that mining the cryptocurrency is a massive waste of electrical energy. Forbes says that it’s $15 million dollars worth a day.

With the odd exception of Primecoin, a cryptocurrency that’s mined by helping to find prime numbers, mining any crypto is wasting energy. This is one of the reasons Peercoin may be a promising alternative to Bitcoin, as put in our Bitcoin vs. Litecoin vs. Peercoin vs. Ripple vs. Namecoin comparison.

But Ripple Labs may have changed the game by changing the way that XRP (Ripple) is distributed. Ripple’s new take is the following:

At Ripple Labs, we believe in supporting projects that benefit humanity. As such, we’re giving away XRP in exchange for donating computing power to scientific research, via the World Community Grid. Anyone with an Internet-connected computer or Android device can participate.

They say that 18 million XRP has been given away in return for almost 6 million...

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Actually, your best bet is to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. Then go find yourself a good lawyer and have the attorney set up a trust with a bank. The trust will need a name. Let's name it the " BigWin Trust". Once BigWin Trust is properly set up the lawyer will have one of the bank officers present the winning ticket to the lottery agency and accept the winnings on behalf of the BigWin Trust. This is legal in the states that have Powerball. Not sure about Megamillion states. But, sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, see a lawyer, set up a trust and then keep your mouth shut and no one will ever know.

Powerball web sites states the following: "All but five states (DE, KS, MD, ND, OH) have laws that require the lottery to release the name and city of residence to anyone who asks. Other states may offer to assist you in some way, including such things as the creation of trusts. But generally, you will want to hire an attorney to review the...

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Camming is a risk, and we are sadly not a society that sees healthy expressions of sex as desirable or admirable. That said, you can still become famous without giving away information that will hurt you in the long run. Below is a list of 5 things you can do to be anonymous while becoming famous.

1. Change Your Name

Changing your name changes your searchable identity. Certain cam sites may require you to upload a picture of yourself with a recent ID card. This is a policy to protect them, so don’t be afraid to ‘validate’ your identity with a recognized and reputable camming site. A cam name lets you assume a different identity and stops any searches from linking to your social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Remember, they are just as curious about you as you are about them. I chose my name from a ratty science fiction book, and so Ember Light was born. Below is a cheeky little way to get you thinking of a cam name

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