Monthly Archives: August 2018

Silk Road: A Cautionary Tale about Online Anonymity

Are bitcoin and the Darkweb as anonymous as people think? Screenshot of Silk Road online shop. One of the biggest allures, and criticisms, of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity. Bitcoin transfers are publicly available, but only linked to an account number and not a person. But bitcoin isn’t actually that anonymous after all. Experts call it “pseudonymous,” comparable…

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