Archive for August, 2012

Direct connection to miners: better or worse?

I’ve been thinking about the benefits or drawbacks of users connecting directly to miners. Casascius Instant Partial Confirmation proposes a method where users can locate miners by addresses published on blocks. These addresses could be normal IP, Tor addresses or whatever system each miner chooses to be located. Currently the P2P network serves two purposes: […]

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Destination Address Anonymization in Bitcoin

This is one of the ideas of APPECoin that can be directly applied to Bitcoin. When you send a payment to the public address of a merchant, hackers can detect that one of your coins are being sent to that merchant. This is because Bitcoin is not truly anonymous (please do not discuss this fact […]

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