Bit coins not cash! Not as anonymous as thought!

From: Rod 
To be fair this level of transparency does change things but it isn't a  
digital cash (nontracking system).

shoot me now for starting a bitcoin thread.

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=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ It's admitted on the BitCoin website that transactions aren't completely anonymous, I wonder how much information about dealers (or possibly buyers, not sure how the Silk Road worked) can be derived from the 3.3m worth of first-hand transactions they have access to now (as I understand it, they have the wallet). William Roush

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ All transactions are stored in the block chain and are not anonymous. However, a wallet is anonymous once you generate it. There is no personal information stored in the Wallet and no way to tie it back to you. If the government did seize the guy's Wallet (he possibly stores it on his server? which would be stupid) then they do indeed have access to all the btc in that Wallet. And from reading the article, it appears the guy running the Silk Road was an idiot. We did see a small bubble drop for about 6 hours after the story broke as people started panicked selling, but the market recovered with a few hours. This was not a direct attack by the government on the validity of Bitcoins.

=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ Well it's as anonymous as that wallet will be, so it depends on what else you may purchase from that wallet and how careful you are... As more wallets and relevant databases get sized for whatever reason in the future (it'll always happen as long as BitCoin is around), you can start building profiles on wallets. Yeah I don't see an illegal site being brought down as any "attack on BitCoins". William Roush