[bitcoin-dev] Making Electrum more anonymous

Slurms MacKenzie slurms at gmx.us
Fri Jul 24 21:20:06 UTC 2015

> Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 2:12 PM
> From: "s7r via bitcoin-dev" <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>
> To: bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org
> Subject: Re: [bitcoin-dev] Making Electrum more anonymous
> Privacy concerned people should run their own Electrum server and make
> it accessible via .onion, and connect the bitcoind running on the
> electrum server host only to other onion peers (onlynet=tor). We should
> highlight that using Electrum with Tor cannot leak more that some
> addresses belong to the same wallet, which is not the end of the world.

It leaks your timezone too. As pointed out in another thread running a electrum-server instance is no easy task and can't really be suggested to another as a sensible thing to run for themselves. Enthusiasts maybe, but they'll just want to run Bitcoin core and skip the behemoth middleman. 

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