how do people go about arranging to receive $ in bitcoins anonymously

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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst
Go onto the dark web and then utilize a bitcoin exchange that allows you to be anonymous when you do the transfer, then transfer it from the darknet back out to your run of the mill exchange like and boom. Clean currency.

To do this the darkweb company takes a massive cut normally. Also, if you're caught, you're essentially money laundering, you need to be aware of the legal ramifications.
Exec Consultant
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Couple of options
There are methods to buy Bitcoin anonymously with cash such as LocalBitcoins or Bitcoin ATMs. Furthermore, there are places that require minimal identification and not necessarily your true identity, like BitQuick. Lastly, to really get ‘off the grid’ and become completely anonymous you will require solutions such as TOR and TAILS, coin mixers, a VPN provider ...

Also you likely need a Bitcoin wallet. There are now lots of different wallets available to download on the app stores, but one of better anonymous Bitcoin wallet for mobile (I believe) is Bread.

One of the best features to using an anonymous Bitcoin wallet like Bread is that it allows users to send and receive payments using a QR code scanner. So, if you found a store that accepts Bitcoin, you can simply scan the stores QR code and the Bread wallet will automatically transfer the payment.

Another unique feature to Bread is that when transactions are processed, they are sent directly to the Bitcoin blockchain. One disadvantage to using the Bread wallet is that it only supports Bitcoin, meaning that if you hold other coins, you will need to store them elsewhere...
Terry WoodsIT Guru
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If you just want to have bitcoins sent to you anonymously, then all you need is some software that generates a new receiving address.

Note that when more than one transaction is made with any single address, then there is a publicly available link created between the 2 transactions, reducing the anonymity. Sending the bitcoins to someone else also reduces the anonymity, of course. This means Bitcoin is usually described as pseudonymous, not anonymous.

Note that I'm not encouraging you to do this; I strongly encourage you to stay within the law for your country, whatever that may be.

I believe the website at (which can generate an address for you) is designed to use client side javascript so that it can run offline (and you can review the code), so that might be an easy option. Otherwise, you can download the Electrum wallet, which is capable of running offline.

When it comes to security, any software you use to generate addresses may lead to the loss of your bitcoins if it has been compromised by a hacker (and in some cases you put your computer at risk that you install the software on). For this reason, it's encouraged to ensure the verify the signature of a download (like Electrum) to confirm for yourself that it hasn't been tampered with, and you also need to be comfortable the author of the software is reputable.

There are cryptocurrencies that provide much stronger anonymity. Examples I'm aware of are Monero and ZCash.


>  TOR and TAILS
The above are Darkweb browsers?

>some software that generates a new receiving address.
What's the generic (eg: spreadsheet for Excel & Lotus123) & specific (eg: Excel) of the softwares
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TOR is darkweb browser and TAILS used TOR as the browser so similar.

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