On 1/28/2013 3:41 PM, The Doctor wrote: > On 01/26/2013 10:29 PM, Raynardine wrote: > > > I did not realize that Bitcoin was capable of accepting incoming > > connections via Tor. This should be a standard feature of the > > mainline Bitcoin client. > > If I recall correctly, the reference implementation of the Bitcoin > protocol (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin) has an option in the > config panel to set a proxy (which just happens to be localhost:9050), > protocol SOCKS5 (but it supports SOCKS4). My understanding is that the mainline Bitcoint-QT reference client implementation does not come with Tor bundled and pre-configured to make use of Tor location-hidden services in order to accept incoming connections, but it seems I was not the only one thinking in that direction. The latest stable release for Bitcoin-QT has port 9050 suggested as SOCKS port, which implies that Tor is suggested as a possible anonymization measure to be taken by the casual user, but it does not come pre-packaged with Tor bundled with it. I am pleased to see that Bitcoin does have features that make it a lot easier to accept incoming connections by way of location-hidden services, and I think that is beneficial for both Tor and Bitcoin user communities. Tor and Bitcoin go together so well.
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