Even though Bitcoin is the worst privacy system ever, everyone in the community strongly values privacy [src]

This isn’t unique to us, Bitcoin developers. This is a well-known and well-researched phenomenon called the privacy paradox. People claim to highly regard their privacy, yet they are observed to neglect it instead.

This article is a light exploration and discussion of ideas by Yuval Kogman.

Bitcoin Transaction

You got 50 bitcoins from a friend and 23 from another. But now you want to spend 73 bitcoins on alpaca socks. So you create a transaction:

Fiat is terrible, so why don’t you fix it?
Nah, it cannot be fixed, Bitcoin FTW!

Bitcoin still has problems, so why don’t you fix it?
Nah, it cannot be fixed, altcoin FTW!

Altcoin still has some privacy leaks, so why don’t you fix it? …

You know that your Bitcoin Address is what you share to the world to get paid.

Harry Potter is raised in a muggle family where he did not belong to. He’s been constantly punished for his virtues and this makes us the reader feel sympathy for him. There’s no larger injustice than being blamed for wanting to do the right thing. …


It's a bug alright - in the kernel. How long have you been a
maintainer? And you *still* haven't learnt the first rule of kernel

If a change results in user programs breaking, it's a bug in the
kernel. We never EVER blame the user programs. How hard can…

Something is centralized and something else is decentralized. Such binary thinking is prevalent in the Bitcoin community. Here I’d like to present a scale that describes reality in a better way. Our contenders are: Legacy Banking System, Chaumian E-Cash, Wasabi Wallet, JoinMarket, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin-as-envisaged.

I recall an article that…

Recently I’ve been working with the same cryptographic primitives that Confidential Transactions are using. In this quick article I’ll show you what Confidential Transactions and Bulletproofs are and how they are supposed to be used in Bitcoin. …

Implemented in PR #3245, moving coins from one wallet to another wallet of yours through coinjoins is possible.

I assume you already have 2 wallets setup in Wasabi. One of them may or may not be a hardware wallet. …

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