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Old 02-05-2016, 11:13 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Bitcoin-qt, Bitcoin Mining, and Tor in Slackware 14.1!

Hey good people of, I have a tons of questions to ask all our fellow Slackware users, and in general UNIX-like operating system users that have tried the software(s) Bitcoin-qt, Bitcoin Mining (Not any particular one), and Tor (Both the program Tor and the Tor Browser to be specific.)

I don't care if it is profitable or not, I just want to know what the users of Slackware 14.1 (or even early users) are using in terms of software for Bitcoin/Crypto-currencey mining as of 2016 and where could I find the documentation and source-code to install it/use it. I have checked out several other forms and I can't seem to find a definite answer to any type of bitcoin mining software I could use. I really want to try my hand at mining in Slackware, but I don't know where to start.

Secondly, can bitcoin mining be ran through Tor? I know bitcoin-qt can, but what I also don't know is why exactly would I be running Tor through bitcoin-qt. Couldn't I technically receive bitcoin anonymously at any time if I give my wallet out. I have a feeling this has to do with the p2p aspect of cryptocurrencies in general.

Lastly, what general software precautions should I take when using bitcoin-qt and bitcoin/cryptocurrency mining to remain anonymous/safe. I understand this could also be part of a security thread, but I feel as though since this is all software usage, software threads seem to the way to go. Thanks everyone!
Old 02-06-2016, 02:04 PM   #2
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I think you complicate too much, considering you don't have knowledge, you should simply install debian + bitcoin-qt + tor, or simply whonix virtual machines with additional bitcoin-qt, in that way you stay anonymous. but whonix is not made to be server OS, and somebody should administrate it (2 virtual machines on server) through console/terminal, not GUI as you can do at your PC. all in all, it is easier to install debian + tor + bitcoin-qt.

if you want only mining BTC, there is no reason to hide it behind Tor, if you want to make BTC trade behind Tor, then it is better to hide it behind Tor.

I never tried, but it sound logical that debain or whonix + tor + bitcoin would bring you possibility to stay anonymous in your trade with bitcoins. I installed debian + tor before one year, but didn't try bitcoin installation at my server.

beside it, I visited a lecture of ... one bank CEO ... and he said to students that Americans record EVERY single user of bitcoin, they make database of all BTC users all over the world.
beside it, I checked and I know that coinbase is the CIA company, so, there is a reason to stay anonymous when you use BTC.

in any case I have one server until 20 feb. I don't use it, I will try to install bitcoin and then bitcoin behind tor, just to experiment.

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