Is Guerrilla mail good for a Bitcoin campaign?

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I discovered guerrilla mail tonight, and wonder how many people use it for a bitcoin campaign?
I looked at this outline page here

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5. Buy/Sell Bitcoins in Cash

It seems ideal to me. I link it with my yahoo email. I think it last forever, but your emails disappear after an hour.
Will miscreants be able to swipe my BitCoins away?
Can they unravel it to find my identity? The FBI? I just want to have a bag for anonymous BTC donations.
I understand I can put an alias as my owner name?
Thomas Alva Edison? Davie Crockett? Scrotie Mac Boogerballs Puke Skywalker?
How does the IRS find out?
I'm not interested in earning outside of the law. Will bitcoins become worthless?
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define  a bitcoin campaign
I looked at this outline page here


It seems ideal to me. I link it with my yahoo email. I think it last forever, but your emails disappear after an hour.

You've now created a way of identifying who you are.

Will miscreants be able to swipe my BitCoins away?

About as easy as digging up the gold you stashed in your back yard. Or the money you stuffed into a mattress

Can they unravel it to find my identity? The FBI?


I just want to have a bag for anonymous BTC donations.
From you or to you

How does the IRS find out?
By following the electronic paper trail.  The average joe exist under their radar hidden in the clutter.. Always remember that for 2 people to keep a secret one of them must be dead.

I'm not interested in earning outside of the law. Will bitcoins become worthless? They will always have some value to someone. I have a stamp collection that is worth a tidy sum at auction of stamp collectors but I can't exchange parts of it for goods or services.
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I'm with David Johnson, define bitcoin campaign.

This can mean anything, including ransomware password email.

Tip: Criminal enterprises tend to catch up with people. Stick with legal activities, as there are so many legal ways to generate income.

Tip: The only way to avoid taxes, is to never spend any money. There are many ways to attempt cash transactions + refer back to my first tip.

Consider the amount of time you have to invest to somehow attempt covering your tracks. Then when you're caught you may end up in jail or losing a significant amount of money in fines.

Usually if you run the numbers, just doing something legit is more profitable, than saving a few dollars of taxes.

Note: guerrilla mail looks interesting + likely this service will draw attention of various... law enforcement agencies... If they ever gain traction...
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Thanks

I want to sign off confirming that I never had/have any intention to do anything nefarious, just contribution payments for a controversial art vid I am thinking of making, but was simply curious about confidentiality. But I agree. It's probably not worth it.

JH
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Will bitcoins become worthless?
The value is simply based on the demand vs supply. They will only become worthless if people stop wanting to buy them or accept them. This could happen quickly if the technology failed (eg the cryptography was broken and unable to be fixed), or more slowly if something better came along that everybody preferred to use (it would take ages for everybody to switch over, unless perhaps there was something highly objectionable about using Bitcoin, such as a complete lack of trust in it).

In the very long term it seems reasonably likely Bitcoin won't be the preferred cryptocurrency, given the sheer number of alternatives, but even then the value may remain higher than it is now; I consider it impossible to predict.
Terry WoodsIT Guru
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Note that if you were to accept payments only with Bitcoin, you limit your potential customer base to rather a small proportion of people. Given the legal nature of the project, you would likely be better to look for a service that offers some anonymity but accepts more standard payment methods.

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