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A Simple Guide To Safely Mixing Bitcoins.

There are good reasons for everyone to mix their coins, but for those who use Darknet Markets in particular, it is a necessity. New tools are being built all the time to increase the ability of the public, as well as private corporations and government agencies, to follow coins through the blockchain and track those who use it. It may seem like a waste of time now, but in the near future it may be simple for anyone- including friends, relatives, employers, and law enforcement, to track every Bitcoin transaction you’ve ever made and see exactly where it ended up. Breaking the connection between your addresses and the coins’ destination by mixing them is certainly a precaution that all DNM users should take.

In this guide we attempt to provide the simplest possible step-by-step instructions to help users unfamiliar with the process of Bitcoin tumbling do so effectively. This guide assumes the reader already has a basic understand of how to send Bitcoins and how to use .onion sites.

To mix your coins using this method, you will need:

-Bitcoins, or the ability to buy them.
-The Tor Browser
-The ability to create new Bitcoin wallets, both via Tor and on the clear net. We recommended using Electrum, but any client that functions over Tor will work. Alternately, you could use Blockchain to create all or some of your wallets.

The Steps

Step #1: Create a wallet on the clearnet. (We will refer to this as wallet #1)

Step #2: Buy Bitcoins, and send the amount you want to mix to wallet #1.

Step #3: Create a second wallet, this time over the Tor network. (wallet #2)

Step #4: Send your bitcoins from wallet #1 directly to wallet #2.

The reason for this is to add plausible dependability between your clearnet wallet and in-person purchases. If you are ever investigated by law enforcement or the company from which you are buying coins (this happens with Coinbase.com especially), you can reasonably claim that you sent them to someone else who controls wallet #2 (for whatever made-up reason you have in mind as your excuse for your BTC purchase). After that you have no idea/don’t care what that person did with them, nor should anyone expect you to.

Step #5: Create a third wallet, also over the Tor network. (wallet #3).

Step #6: Select which mixer you will be using, and set up your transaction there using the address(s) from wallet #3. It is best to use multiple addresses, and to set random time delays.

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT LINKS!

We recommend Helix by Grams as the seemingly best in a group of imperfect options. They have both been extremely reliable so far while processing millions of dollars. DO NOT use blockchain shared send or any other coinjoin product as your mixer, as those do not completely hide your trail like the others.

Helix Grams .onion URL:

grams7yek2d45vmblaj3fj4zxgrotqzw6e32zcfwbtk3at2xopfbqhqd.onion

Step #7: Send the coins from wallet #2, over Tor, to the address generated for you by the mixer.

Step #8: Assuming these coins are going to be sent to a darknet market… if you don’t already have your deposit address, log in and get it while having JavaScript disabled. Never use any market that requires you to enable JS!

Step #9: You can use Blockchain to watch for your coins to arrive from the mixer. Once they have, restart Tor and then send the coins to your market address (or their eventually destination)!

The reason you should create an extra wallet in between your mixer and market account, is in case you ever run in to any type of problem with your account (lost password, hacked/phished, lost PGP key, etc), you can use the fact that you control all of the recent deposit address as proof that you are the rightful owner of this account.


The only weakness remaining is the fact that the mixing company has records of your transactions, and although they all claim to delete them shortly after the transaction is complete, it is possible they could have a trail of where your coins went. You can negate this risk by repeating the process with a second mixing service.

I probably made this sound more complicated than it actually is. In total it should only take about 10-15 minutes, and it is something worth doing if you value your privacy and want to make sure you never lose any coins!

As with anything, you should do your research before using Bitcoin tumbling services and use the ones with the best reviews and highest levels of trust. The tumblers we list as trusted have been around for some time and have had no verifiable complaints against them. The other services listed are either newer, have been hacked, or have had numerous complaints against them. We do not link to mixers that are scams, or that do not function as advertised.

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How to access .onion sites

In order to use most of the sites on the Dark Web, you must be able to access and browse .onion sites on the TOR network. Accessing these sites is a very simple process; for those of you that are still not familiar with the TOR browser and network, we have created a simple tutorial to help you access any onion site on the deep web.

A Short Explanation of .onion Sites:

.onion is a pseudo-top-level domain host suffix (similar in concept to such endings as .bitnet and .uucp used in earlier times) designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the TOR network. Such addresses are not actual DNS names, and the .onion TLD is not in the Internet DNS root, but with the appropriate proxy software installed (in most cases, The TOR browser bundle), Internet programs such as Web browsers can access sites with .onion addresses by sending the request through the TOR network. The purpose of using such a system is to make both the information provider and the person accessing the information more difficult to trace, whether by one another, by an intermediate network host, or by an outsider.

To access these sites just follow these simple steps:

1. Navigate to the TOR Project website at this address: https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en and download the latest browser bundle for your operating system, never download any browser bundle from any other site! make sure that this is the site you are using:

tor browser bundle download

2. After downloading the browser bundle, just install it like any other software.

install tor browser bundle

3. Next, Start the TOR browser and it will connect to the TOR network ( it might ask you for a confirmation, just click ok):

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4. After the browser is started, and you see the confirmation screen that the browser is connected and everything is ok, make sure that you are running the latest version of the TOR browser:

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5. That’s it! you are all set to go, the only thing you need to do is the enter any .onion url into the address bar of the browser and you will be able to browse freely on the deep web:

access onion sites

Always be safe and use other measures to stay anonymous online such as PGP or anonymous VPNs. Enjoy your deep web experience!