Tor is a free and open-source software made for the realization of onion routing, the technology of anonymous information exchange. In addition, Tor has two official versions of its browser which are the Tor Browser and TorBro — aimed to be a more anonymous alternative of the Tor Browser. The Tor Browser is also available on smartphones as Onion Tor Browser. The main purpose of using the Tor Browser is to remain anonymous and avoid censorship by disguising an IP-address. Like Tor, Bitcoin has the reputation of being anonymous and, by that, draws the attention of various security agencies. Nevertheless, some experts warn about the unsecure nature of transactions in cryptocurrency made on Tor, as there is a higher risk of money being stolen.
Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast.
Bull Runs, Mining, and Tor Attacks: Bad Crypto News of the Week
Stealing Bitcoin from Tor users is easy.
A Tor Vulnerability May Have Enabled Dark Web Bitcoin Theft
Why is Bitcoin popular among cybercriminals, and what is the future of cryptocurrencies in the darknet?
On the Darknet Side: The Role of Crypto as a Means of Exchange
The Stellar Development Foundation will give away up to 2.5 million Lumens to charities to help during the crisis.
Stellar Will Give 2.5 Million Lumens To Charities to Help During Crisis
Russia’s communications watchdog is calling on contractors to help it block or disrupt anonymous networks including The Onion Router and Telegram Open Network.
Russia Cracks Down on ‘Anonymous Darknet Networks’ Like TON and Tor
The Tor Project, the nonprofit organization behind the anonymous network Tor, announced that it now accepts Bitcoin donations via the Lightning Network.
Tor Project Now Accepts Bitcoin Over Lightning Network
Slovakian software security firm ESET has uncovered a fake Tor Browser that steals Bitcoin from darknet shoppers.
Fake Tor Browser Steals Bitcoin From Darknet Users, Warns ESET