The Privacy Debate Among Bitcoin Users: Tools and Wallets to Keep Transactions Private
Twitter has recently seen Bitcoin users engaged in a privacy war debate about Bitcoin’s privacy. Bitcoin isn’t private by default because the transaction history is available to the world, so users need to use certain tools and wallets to make Bitcoin transactions private. The Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet are two popular wallets that allow users to privatize their Bitcoin. The privacy war is about the best way to preserve Bitcoin privacy, with different wallets having different techniques to achieve this. Wasabi Wallet uses blacklisting, which Samourai Wallet proponents see as a betrayal of Bitcoin’s ethos of censorship-resistance. Meanwhile, critics of Samourai Wallet argue that its default settings don’t protect user privacy well enough.
Clever Robot News Desk 28th April 2023