Have I Been Known? — Check if a bitcoin address is likely known to surveillance.

Thought I would provide some extra info for those interested.

How HIBK works:

1. Request made to Blockstream’s Esplora API to get recent transactions for address
2. Response with JSON data for those transactions from blockchain received
3. Privacy analysis script runs client-side in your browser to find ‘privacy gotchas’

Sousveillance: these links are to block explorers that help you better understand tx privacy

Mixers and CoinJoins: tools (mostly wallets) that run implementations of privacy protocols

Chain Hopping: non-KYC exchanges brought to my attention by @notsofast on twitter


– Joshua Marriage


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