recover private key – is there a way to find the wallet that my address goes to ?//

I two years ago had a cash out from a casino and i went to myapp store and downloaded what I was coinbase wallet which it was the cold storage wallet that really has no ties beside a wallet connect to coinbase I later figured out. I was brand new to btc and knew nothing about 12 words that i was to immediately write down. I did make an account at wallet.coinbase.com/kristymoser2018 is what I thought was it. I later on saw the money come into my wallet from the casino and at that point it shut my phone down and erased eveything.. when I came back online I found out that I no longer had an account at wallet under the credentials I thought were right

I guess what I am asking is there any other way to figure out where the wallet is cause it still has the money in it and is there any program I can use that may help me figure out where it is and if my private key is in cloud storage?

I have tried to recreate the same scenarfio and have never been ABLE TO understand this

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address – If Cryptocurrency offers anonymity, why is it considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions?

I read about this in https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/04/13/janet-yellen-bitcoin-and-crypto-fearmongers-get-pushback-from-former-cia-director/

I have categorized privacy and anonymity involved in Bitcoin transactions as (based on few cases that I have studied):

  1. Network layer
  2. Blockchain
  3. External

Networking: Use of full node, Tor, i2p, etc.

Blockchain: Information available publicly for every transaction like amount, type of transaction etc.

External: Lot of users share information about their bitcoin addresses or transactions on social media. Example: You can search for “blockchain.com/btc/tx” on Telegago to check lot of transactions shared in different telegram groups or channels.

In terms of it being digital this makes sense, and of course the public ledger would showcase all transactions, but aren’t the identities of those transacting hidden cryptographically?

It is mentioned in the paper: “(It) is easier for law enforcement to
trace illicit activity using Bitcoin than it is
to trace cross-border illegal activity using
traditional banking transactions, and far
easier than cash transactions.

Yes, its easier to trace digital payments compared to cash transactions. One of the reasons governments are moving towards to cashless economy. Demonetization that happened in India few years back and usage of digital payments since then is a great example. Although I am not sure about banking transactions because it varies from one bank to another and different places in the world. There are lot of other things used by criminals which exist since years but I consider them to be off-topic here so will not go in to details.

If Cryptocurrency offers anonymity, why is it considered by forensic professionals to be the best currency for fighting illicit transactions?

I am assuming its because of their confidence in the use of tools they find helpful in tracing Bitcoin transactions. Also we cannot blame the privacy or anonymity of Bitcoin transactions in every case because most of the cases involve things like address reuse, using KYC exchanges, information shared on social media etc.

Michael Morell (Former CIA Director) has mentioned few things that support my arguments about their confidence in the use of tools used for tracking:

Blockchain analysis is a highly effective crime fighting and intelligence gathering tool.

But that is not all. Perhaps even more interesting to Morell was how analytic firms such as Chainalysis, CipherTrace, and Elliptic can employ forensic and artificial intelligence tools to find illicit actors and activity on blockchains. In fact, he said that he was “literally blown away by how they find illicit activity…this is great intelligence work.”

I don’t trust everything shared by firms like Chainalysis and artificial intelligence is helpful but has its own issues when using for analyzing Bitcoin transactions. I have mentioned the details of an independent investigation related to Mt. Gox case: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/101959/. You will find the investigator had to assume lot of things for tracing Bitcoin transactions.

Will share few charts that looked interesting although as I mentioned above firms like Chainalysis have incentives in promoting their business and mislead people about privacy and anonymity in Bitcoin:

dest-illicit

risky-services

illicit-map

origin-darknet

dest-darknet

You can check other details here: https://go.chainalysis.com/rs/503-FAP-074/images/Chainalysis-Crypto-Crime-2021.pdf

Lastly, how do we improve privacy and anonymity involved in Bitcoin transactions? Quoting sipa from one of the Reddit post:

Nothing is “sufficient” for privacy. It’s a goal to work towards, but it is so multi-faceted that no single piece of technology can “solve” privacy. https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/e65vdf/could_bitcoins_privacy_benefit_from_litecoins_eb/f9oxfyk/

I have mentioned the difference between privacy and anonymity, best practices for Bitcoin transactions and few other things in this answer: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/103255/

address – Nbitcoin’s BitcoinPubKeyAddress not recognizing native segwit addresses

I’m trying to build a transaction using Nbitcoin. When I run this line there is an error parsing the address. It runs fine with segwit addresses starting with a 1, but not native segwit.

Using System;
Using System.Text;
Using NBitcoin;

static void Main(string() args) {

    var wallet = new BitcoinPubKeyAddress("bc1q....", Network.Main); //throws error
}

Error: System.FormatException: ‘Invalid base58 data’

Is there a way to use native segwit with Nbitcoin? Thanks

Modify the ip address of a network adapter interface

ifconfig shows a Network Adapter – ens37. I want to modfiy it’s ip address to 192.168.26.1/24
I tried with ifconfig ens37 192.168.26.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 But that throws an error.
Any commands or ways to modify the ip/mask of a network adapter interface.
I am running fedora as a virtual machine on VMWARE.

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netstat -a returns the information below.

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ip address – eCom “licensing issues” so removing content – good idea? Any prevention?

My client has a large eCom site and due to licensing issues they can’t sell in specific geographical IP ranges. They currently just remove the products so the page is basically blank.

Can anyone think of a “best practice” workaround?

Rather than zero content, perhaps we should just publish a bunch of keyword content – right?

Does any workaround come to mind? Thanks for all comments…

How to scan for malware and download a pdf within an ftp address?

This top result of a Google search for positive semidefinite matrices diffusion mri:

ftp://ftp.cc.ac.cn/pub/home/dyh/papers/ChenDaiHanSun-SIIS2013.pdf

is impossible to open, even though there is no password requirement. Google offers scarce information:

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Using virustotal.com, all the information I could find was about the domain:

Domain Name: cc.ac.cn
Domain Status: ok
Sponsoring Registrar: 易介集团北京有限公司
Name Server: ns.cc.ac.cn
Name Server: ns.amss.ac.cn
Registration Time: 1997-02-03 00:00:00
Expiration Time: 2025-07-01 00:00:00
DNSSEC: unsigned

which isn’t much if you Google what this company does.

It calls for an app or extension to open it, so I looked for a pdf extension to no avail (Adobe reader didn’t seem to work, although I didn’t install it as an extension). The ftp protocol presumably makes the site unrecognized by virus total as a URL: No matches found.

How can I make sure the site is safe, and download this pdf in Google Chrome (Windows 10 or Android)? Is there a standard app to open ftp documents?

address – Libbitcoin How to generate addresses on demand from xpub?

Well, I am really new to this. Just installed libbitcoin and I am reading trough the wiki and everything.

Could someone really quick hint me how to generate addresses whenever I want from xpub that was exported from Electrum wallet? And/or Ledger wallet – if someone knows?

I know that it can be done in bitcoin core, however I would like to give libbitcoin a try.
Thank you very much.

windows 10 – How to scan for malware and download a pdf within an ftp address?

This top result of a Google search for positive semidefinite matrices diffusion mri: ftp://ftp.cc.ac.cn/pub/home/dyh/papers/ChenDaiHanSun-SIIS2013.pdf is impossible to open, even though there is no password requirement.

It calls for an app or extension to open it, so I looked for a pdf extension to no avail.

The ftp protocol presumably makes the site unrecognized by virus total.

How can I make sure the site is safe, and download this pdf in Google Chrome (Windows 10)?

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