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TORRENTING WITH A MASK | TOR / I2P

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Tor:
Tor has several torrent sites. The Pirate Bay, for example, has a .onion backup at  uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Tor wasn’t built for torrenting. If your goal is to remain anonymous, this simply isn’t possible if you torrent through Tor. Downloading the .torrent file over Tor is fine. Routing the subsequent 36GB download of Inception.3D.60FPS.1080p.5.1.DTS.BDRip.mp4 through Tor is not fine. Unlike other networks, Tor’s infrastructure is unable to support high bandwidth applications like that. There’s about 700 exit relays serving 3 million people at any given time. If too many people torrent, the network will saturate to a standstill. Then you have the problem that your BitTorrent client needs to publicly announce your IP to the tracker in order for peers to find you. Your client may “anonymously” send your real IP to the tracker, in which case you’ve literally seen no benefit in using Tor. Furthermore, torrenting over the Tor network is pa…

BLOCKCHAIN - BE YOUR OWN BANK

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A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography.[1][6] Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a Merkle tree).
By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way". For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires consensus of the network majority. Although blockchain records are not unalterable, blockchains may be considered secure by design and exemplify a distributed computing system with high Byzantine faul…