Reply to post: Re: The root of the problem is being ignored

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Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: The root of the problem is being ignored

Bitcoin isn't anonymous.

Every transaction is in the universal ledger, which everybody has access to by design.

The hard part is matching a given bitcoin payment address to an individual legal entity, which is very easy if they ever "cash out".

It is probably quite hard if they spend the bitcoin as bitcoin, however the money trail remains and could be followed.

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