BitMixer, the world’s most popular Bitcoin mixing service has announced last weekend it was shutting down operations effective immediately.
BitMixer: Bitcoin is non-anonymous by designIn a statement, the BitMixer owners said they were shutting down the service after realizing that Bitcoin was a “transparent non-anonymous system by design.”
In recent years, companies invested large amounts of money in the efficient tracking of Bitcoin transactions via the public ledger (blockchain).
In fact, almost all crooks use Bitcoin mixers to launder their ill-gotten Bitcoin funds.
The beginning of the end for Bitcoin mixersBitMixer’s announcement doesn’t surprise anyone except casual Bitcoin users.