Big Brother is Watching You
If CISPA or other privacy-busting legislations pass, every detail of our personal lives will be at risk. Although many of our foundations are rooted in anonymity, everything we see, do and buy may soon be exposed. However, technology always evolves, and anonymity is no exception.
As many already know, Bitcoin
is a decentralized, digital currency that can be used like cash. What many people may not already know, however, is that there is no need to hand over all of your information to an exchange to buy bitcoins. It’s already incredibly easy to buy bitcoins anonymously, in less than 10 minutes!
An anonymous member of the Bitcoin community has contributed these wonderful instructions detailing 6 simple steps to buying Bitcoins with near anonymity in the US.
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Choose the Cash deposit to Bitcoin to email option.
Follow the instructions on Bitinstant
to make your cash deposit, and have your Bitcoins sent to your new Tormail account.
No ID is needed.
Receive your Bitcoins via email.
And voila. Now you can use your anonymous e-mail account and anonymous bitcoins to buy goods and services online, truly anonymously.
Here are a few places you can spend Bitcoins:
– The iTunes of the Bitcoin economy
A quick search of the interweb will also display the thousands upon thousands of other shops that accept Bitcoins.
Have any other suggestions on how to buy bitcoins, or where to spend bitcoins? Let us know in the comments!
Andrew is a long-time advocate of privacy and the conservation of the personal realm. He served as the brand manager for an internationally recognized best-selling product prior to co-founding Private Internet Access. Additionally, he was the co-founder of Mt. Gox Live which was acquired by Mt. Gox and created their official mobile application.