How to Improve Privacy

Published by Mario Oettler on

Privacy is not absolute. Privacy always depends on your adversary. If you want to hide your transactions from curious users like your neighbors, it is sufficient to use different addresses for each transaction. Many advanced wallets offer this by default.

Two popular privacy wallets are Wasabi wallet and Samourai wallet.

If your curious adversary has more resources, it might be possible for him to track the network, see usage patterns, get KYC data from crypto exchanges and online shops, be able to break into your computer, or even put pressure on you personally. In such cases, using different addresses adds no privacy.

An effective tool to cover your tracks are mixing services. They try to break the link between two addresses by sending them through many transactions and mixing them with other user’s funds. But they are a chapter for themselves.