Anonymity is an illusion, meanwhile here I am posting this from tor, with an account that was registered with an email that does not trace back to my 'real' identity.
Anonymity is an illusion, meanwhile we have Monero, Dash, Zerocash, and others.
Anonymity is an illusion, meanwhile I pay for 99% of the stuff in daily life with cash; The merchants have no idea who I am, the bank has no idea where I am and what I'm buying, and the advertisers have no idea what spam to push.
Anonymity is an illusion, meanwhile thousands of people use the Tor network daily and are able to circumvent censorship, and access and/or publish information that would otherwise potentially put them in great danger. And anyway, fuck Big Brother. We have the right to read what we want to read without BB compiling a neverending list of habits, preferences and favorite authors.
Anonymity is an illusion, meanwhile even the UN gets it: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/CallForSubmission.aspx
Au contraire, I would say. Anonymity is essential for fighting tyranny, oppresion and control. Anonymity is a human right.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden#Global_surveillance_disclosures
| Without anonymity, you are making their illegal/immoral job that much easier.https://www.eff.org/issues/anonymity https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/10/online-anonymity-not-only-trolls-and-political-dissidents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66FUc61MvU
Even in Bitcoin it is possible to retain functional anonymity altough one needs to be very careful about it. Different wallets, minding change addresses, not mixing the wrong inputs, etc.
I may be wrong but this level of granularity does not seem to be present in BTS 2.0. The solution seems to be creating more accounts. Which presumably cannot be deleted. This does not scale; I've easily used 5000+ bitcoin addresses in the few years using it.
Also, while TITAN may have had its flaws, it was at least possible
to maintain anonymity with the right precautions. It seems better to have the option
rather than destroying the alternative and force everyone to be naked.
I would take a slower wallet which at least allows for the possibility of privacy rather than a super-fast one that is the wet dream of any bankrupt inflated government hellbent on getting its hand on every last dime it can.It would be nice to have the choice
Users can still create many different accounts that never transact with one another, and thereby maintain a high level of privacy.
This one I find particularly misleading. Most users will be coming in from exchanges; The exchange then necessarily knows where the user withdrew to. And since all transaction history will now be public....
We are back to the same "problem" of having to carefully spread transactions over many hours/days and using dozens of accounts.
Except now the wallet has to be littered with them.