Imagine how many bitcoin users you could track if you had access to trezor and ledger servers. If you aren't using your own full node then you are trusting someone else's node. If you don't use Tor or a VPN then you are also trusting them with your IP address(es).

May 15, 2020 · 4:26 PM UTC

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Replying to @ODELL @MATT_ODELL
Should my BTC always be safe on my ledger as long as I have my seed words? I get confused with the updates. I’d like to just leave them in my safety deposit box for 10 years. Thanks!
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Replying to @ODELL @MATT_ODELL
I love that you do what you do. But expecting all bitcoiners to be able to meet your standards is pretty crazy..... but keep the info coming.
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I don't expect that though. My main goal is awareness. Users can choose the path that suits them best once they are aware of the tradeoffs.
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Replying to @ODELL @MATT_ODELL
Hey Matt is there a walkthrough guide for beginners somewhere about how to run a full node? I’m interested but not a tech person, so just haven’t ever considered it.
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I bought a $320 laptop with 1 TB of storage. I downloaded Bitcoin Core and let it synch the blockchain. I then downloaded Wasabi Wallet which automatically connects to my Bitcoin Core Full Node for sending and receiving bitcoin transactions to my ColdCard. Very easy.
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Replying to @ODELL @MATT_ODELL
You can run your own backend for Trezor but realistically only 0.1% of users can pull this off technically
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Best just to use Trezor with wasabi it's really well integrated !
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Replying to @ODELL @MATT_ODELL
A foolnode prevents tracking of the transparent ledger? They'd also need to wash their tx's, which isn't foolproof. And to top it off ~80% of tor exits are compromised as it is. Maybe hiding isn't the solution.. at the very least duct-tape sure isn't.
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there is no such thing as perfect privacy but we can make mass surveillance more difficult and expensive, every small improvement a user makes is a net benefit
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