Online privacy, anonynmyity, encryption and freedom of speech with an NZ focus
A subreddit for New Zealand Redditors to discuss issues surrounding online privacy, anonymity and related issues. Discussion topics can include anything from protecting your privacy online to surfing anonymously, freedom of speech, anti-censorship, encrypted communications, information sharing, government/corporate leaks, hacking. Hopefully we can have a few tutorials about how to remain anonymous online and communicate anonymously. Illegal activities may be discussed, throwaways are encouraged.
Hi I have been using and browsing around Tor recently and it is very clear that the literal coin of the realm. My question and request for help are: How and where do I buy BitCoin to use on Tor How do I create a "digital wallet" so it can be used on Tor How do I gain access to my newly bought bit coin once I want to spend it on the Tor network Any advice, posts, wikis, videos, etc. would be so useful because I am totally lost and have no idea how to do this at this point.
Blockchair's Bitcoin explorer is now available on the Tor network! The hidden service works without JS and third-party trackers.
Would quantum computers end encryption? Or just create their own new unbreakable standards?
Recently I've gotten curious about things like Bitcoins and the Tor network which all depend on encryption. I've read that the first successful quantum computer will essentially make any traditional encryption standard obsolete. So my question is this: would a quantum computer destroy bitcoins, TOR network, etc. for good? Or would all these systems just move over to a quantum-based encryption which I assume might be impossible to break?
Estimated total time: Up to 2 hours, not including blockchain downloading. You can install this on a VPS, a spare PC, or on your own PC. You can install it in Virtualbox on your own PC, or into Windows. If you just want to try it out, I recommend installing in Virtualbox.
After installing Ubuntu in Virtualbox, to make it fullscreen you will need Guest Additions. Run these commands by clicking on the swirl icon top right, typing ter and opening Terminal: sudo apt-get install build-essentials module-assistant and then sudo m-a prepare Before selecting Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image, telling Ubuntu to install them, and shutting down. //Thanks go to http://www.binarytides.com/vbox-guest-additions-ubuntu-14-04 for those instructions.//
Next I went into the Virtual Machines settings and changed Network Adapter 1 to be "Attached to Bridged Network" instead of "Attached to NAT".
After booting the machine back up, I followed the steps here: https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node/#linux-instructions And installed both bitcoin-qt and bitcoind. Skip over the parts where you edit bitcoin-qt's settings to start at boot, or edit cron to start bitcoind at boot, since this will interfere with using armory.
I then started up Armory in Offline Mode by clicking on the swirl icon top left and typing Armory. In the program, after clicking Skip, I scrolled down slightly, clicked on Download Bitcoin, Download, and agreed to let it do whatever it wanted to; (which was download and install Satoshi).
I then closed Armory Offline and opened Armory, which began downloading the blockchain from a torrent. I then went into File > Settings (top left of your screen, near the swirl; menu options will appear once the mouse hits that taskbar) and personally chose to Disable OS and version reporting. There is a setting here for "Enable settings for proxies/Tor" but I haven't ticked it yet, since I haven't set Tor up.
Should I add a user to run bitcoin as, and should that user be on the sudoers list or not (this is the list of users that can type sudo and then after authenticating run most commands an administrator account can).
Will Armory or bitcoind start on boot? Do I need to login for this to happen? I know I missed the above steps in bitnodes guide regarding starting up bitcoin-qt or bitcoind on boot, this was because it seemed to prevent me from opening Armory (it would report bitcoin-qt or bitcoind were already running).
How can I broadcast transactions over Tor.
If I want to broadcast transactions over Tor, but not receive incoming connections over Tor, is that a problem for the health of the Bitcoin Tor network? Or will those transactions be broadcast out to "clearnet" nodes, as opposed to hidden ones?
What tweaks can I make to bitcoin.conf? I don't even know how to tweak it, I'd like to provide some connection slots to testnet if I'm not already. Since I'm using armory I don't know if it'll be bitcoind or armory will need configuring (I think it's bitcoind).
Thanks to all writers of articles referenced here for your help. By the way, even if you don't want to run a bitcoin node full time, I've read that running one even 6 hours a day is useful. These are instructions for ubuntu but you can also run it from Windows on the same machine you work on (I don't know about privacy implications). Perhaps someone should write an article about running a bitcoin node on your PC at work!
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