Visualization of Bitcoins in the Dark Web

gAtO is – working on a new toy for my Artemis Tor Search engine. I found these cool open source tools -CirCos data visualization- to map out my data visually and creating some cool points for any research.

Bitcoin mapped to the Dark Web

Bitcoin mapped to the Dark Web

Follow the money -> so a Bitcoin map of all the Tor websites I find may be cool, but we can also map it with email and PGP keys and Litecoin and other currencies. Anything we collect from the crawlers which is metadata and content we will be able to map it out on as many data points(keywords) and you want. Bitcoin and the Dark Web – Oh yeah I wrote a book–> – gAtO was right and WROTE the book 1 ½ years ago – Bitcoin in the Dark Web. – Now were going to add sock puppets and some social engineering to find the really good data in the Dark Web – Oh yeah DARPA MEMEX nice try I even have historical Dark Web data and my tools work today-  Were also collecting i2p data so it should be good for any cyber hunter – gAtO oUt.


Bitcoin in the Dark Web

Bitcoin in the Dark Web – Digital Underground

gAtO wAs – asked to check the Dark Web (Tor-i2p) with my Artemis Tor-i2p search engine to see how Bitcoin is doing, and the answer was shocking. I dug around and got a base of 2,000 Tor URL out of those 1,400 we OK and I came back with 17,000 new URL from this first run. Just checking on the Bitcoin keyword it got the biggest hits followed by CC (credit cards) and other stolen good and services. black_bots_

Were the Dark Web was more about Porn a year ago it has changed direction and has become a Bitcoin value transfer network for any information you are looking for and the transactions are all Bitcoin now. As we seen the white cola world adoption of Bitcoin in the clear web has made it more powerful in the Dark Web. More stolen properties, more coin mixer and not only Bitcoin but Litecoin and DogeCoin are becoming more popular to trading in goods and services.

As the DOJ has shut down Silk Road and other drug sites new one have popped up but the thing I seen the most from my crawlers is that more and more trades or goods and services have gone to Bitcoins exclusive as the currency of the Dark Web. Security of transactions are becoming more complex with escrow serves popping up all over the place and even Dark Banks for your Bitcoins and wallets.

We are planing a big sweep of the Dark Web 10 crawls (total of up to 5 million Dark Web URL and website content) for any and all Bitcoin addresses and then use my new designed Blockchain tools to look at all the Bitcoin transactions and see if we can follow the money to an IP address of the bad guys. Hopefully this will open new ways of finding Bitcoins in the Dark Web and help LE get the bad guys. – gAto OuT


Multiple Bitcoin wallets for a Business with Multiple Locations

gAtO wOrKiNg – on the business side, so I needed to create this Presentation to explain how my hd-wallet would work in a business.

Let’s say you have 8 Hair Salons and you wanted each store to have Bitcoin as a source of payment. Easy with my HD-wallet system you can safely deploy different Bitcoin wallets to all the stores and still maintain control of all the Bitcoins that your 8 Hair Salons take in. 

My KickStarter Project- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/949677390/bitcoin-business-wallet

Your accountant will love the reporting of every BitcoinUserWalletTransaction – and of course the BIG question – Who do you call when your Bitcoin transaction does not work. We give you the tools to query the blockchain and get the answers to solve the problems.

Security – Privacy – Control – Management – Accountability

Simple GUI interface so anyone can use it – No Bitcoin Programing NeededEasy deployment all in your server, so you have total security. I also included Intelligent Multi-Sig Workflow to make Multi-sig wallets easy to use, approve and use by everyone.  Any input would be welcome – gAtO OuT 

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12 million Bitcoin wallets forecast for 2015

There were 1.4 million new bitcoin wallets created in Q4, representing 21% growth quarter-over-quarter. CoinDesk is forecasting 12 million total bitcoin wallets by the end of 2015  – http://www.coindesk.com/state-bitcoin-2015-ecosystem-grows-despite-price-decline/

This open up how many Business Bitcoin wallets are going to be needed. As more and more businesses use Bitcoins my HD-BIP32 multi-sig Bitcoin Business wallet

HD-BIP32 Bitcoin Multi-Sig Business wallet video Demohttp://youtu.be/-54TzpEIGsY –

will become more useful. Without these types of Bitcoin Businesses tools Bitcoing cannot grow up.

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Current and Forecasted Bitcoin Wallet Numbers

3 Multi-Sig wallets for the price of 1 -maybe more

3 Multi-Sig wallets for the price of 1 -maybe more

a new Multi-Sig address scheme -Maybe- let me back-up —//|| A transactions has 2 parts – the LOCKING (INPUTS) of the ownership of the coins and the UN-LOCKING (OUTPUTs) of the ownership of the coins. multi-sig or not all TX are the same in the Bitcoin protocol.


Multi-Sig Sub-Wallets give business safety, management and accountability with my HD-BIP32 Business wallet

gAtO tEsTing  – my HD-wallet system adding multi-sig wallets to the mix. One of the strange but wonderful things I found is when you create a multi-sig wallet, the order of the INPUTS creates different addressed and redeemScripts. So I test it at the BitcoinD command line just to make sure.

A Mutli-sig wallet is different because it’s created out of other sub-wallets,  but the order in INPUTS makes a difference but the strange thing is to cash the multi-sig and sign them, you can still use any other of OUTPUTs – this test shows that any combination of signed OUTPUTs will unlock all 3 different multi-sig addresses for the price of 1.

I included the example below for you to test: Science is repeatable by anyone and so is the crypto and the math of Multi-sigs-

What I did was change the order of the sub-wallet INPUTS   – _01 – _02 – _03 – and – _02 – _03 – _01  -but the biggest surprised was when I tried to cheat –_03 – _01 –  _03  –   I used the 3rd wallet twice and it generated a Multi-sig. So in affect I just created a Multi-sig that only one (1) wallet has to sign it and it counts and 2.

By all rights the – _03 – _01 –  _03   – or any double of the sub-wallets defeats the purpose of 2 out of 3 signatures but working out new smart transactions multi-sig or not. Soon we will be able to do 3 out of 15 multi-sigs and other cool transactions stuff.

The other cool thing is my HD-wallet system will be able to manage, communicate and create any combination of multi-sig 2-n-3 sub-wallets for today, but as Bitcoin and others like Litecoin, DogeCoin or even an NxT transaction systems for really smart intelligent digital contracts. Business that work in this new digital coin game need a HD-BIP32 wallet system that works with their system. Without accountability even multi-sig wallets will not solve things in business. But when you can create and manage all transactions multi-sigs or regular sub-wallets, with accounting being able to safely get reports of all sub-wallets of all Multi-sig wallets and the coins or contracts they hold.

I’ll get of my soapbox –mEoW – play with the examples below – the cool thing it works, the beauty of crypto and math is you can’t cheat – it works or it doesn’t –

A new Multi-Sig address scheme – maybe -yes/no but by using multi-sig wallets the right way we Bitcoin can become safer – in my HD-BIP32 wallet you will be able to manage thousands if not millions of Multi-sig sub-wallets with 1 application – gAtO -oUt 



_01 sw_key_pair_as_sec: 03a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea

_02 sw_key_pair_as_sec: 022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f

_03 sw_key_pair_as_sec: 02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685

_01 – _02 – _03

bitcoind createmultisig 2 ‘[“03a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea“, “022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f”, “02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685“]’


“address” : “3MbDdx56fVjgsMWW7VmZhnxas4UJxAQbgf“,

“redeemScript” : “522103a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea21022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f2102396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e08606168553ae”


 _02 – _03_01

bitcoind createmultisig 2 ‘[“022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f”, “02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685“, “03a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea“]’


“address” : “3McoaAaTQR8NX4u1y1BxHf3FrWxqjzycHj“,

“redeemScript” : “5221022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f2102396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e0860616852103a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea53ae”


_03_01 –  _02

bitcoind createmultisig 2 ‘[“02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685“, “03a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea“, “022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f”]’


“address” : “3LYZsV7NaMaGhdbtdwvBwFJcs63QiYzzeF“,

“redeemScript” : “522102396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e0860616852103a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea21022bcd0edd96fffae1d59853a5139948e632968d16240ee8bbedd8e964368ace1f53ae”


_03 – _01 –  _03

bitcoind createmultisig 2 ‘[“02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685“, “03a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea“, “02396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e086061685“]’


“address” : “3FEAsZ8KDvodHmTQy2rnWKknQWKCuazdLC“,

“redeemScript” : “522102396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e0860616852103a7d8fbe19c3b9aba3b21cab655253bb954702e938312ff9141ee76700a3316ea2102396b913639612c603471a39c780a49afabf9a45ea62d1edfda77e2e08606168553ae”




Using Bitcoin Multi-Sig Wallets in Business

gAtO wOrKiNg – on his HD-BIP32 business wallet and I was working on how to design the Multi-Sig wallets came up and I needed to ask a lot of questions first: We can use the HD-BIP32 business wallet and Bitcoin 2.0 technology with Multi-Sigs to manage all kinds of assets class?


In a business context we can create Multi-Sig sub-wallets as revenue stream or as an INCOME Wallet. With our Multi-Sig Sub-wallet  we will be able to do 2 things pretty easy. First -1st– It will prevent anyone -employees- from stealing funds from that wallet because you need 2 out of 3 signatures to release the funds. Second -2nd– Security has now becomes harder for a hacker to steal your Bitcoin even if they get one PrivateKey-

From a consumers point of view they can now monitor a Multi-Sig in the public BlockChain to make sure TX-transactions were made. Example —> Using the HD-BIP32 wallet with divined payments:

With a Multi-Sig wallet you can have your accounting people set up a multi-address transactions to the people who get payed and sign it. Next the CFO can now come in and add the second signature to the Multi-Sig sub-wallet to release the funds to people expecting their divined payments. Like I said they can check the BlockChain to verify that the payment was made.

The management of a Multi-Sig sub-wallet’s for any business is essential to keep your Bitcoins in your business managed by the people that YOU trust but allowing others to use it to add any revenue stream that takes in Bitcoins. Since my wallet manages all Multi-Sig wallets just like any other sub-wallet in a HD-BIP32 wallet. Your in total control of all your wallets and all your coins. Plus our HD-BIP32 business wallet will give you 100% backup and management off millions of Multi-Sig sub-wallets with just 1 one-backup… That’s sweet. 

So managing hundreds of thousands of Multi-Sig sub-wallets has to be an easy job and with my HD-BIP32 Business wallet it can do the job and give you control of all your Bitcois in your Business

here is a Video of my HD-BIP32 business development wallet — http://youtu.be/gOPdFPHNByk — still a work in progress and I have much to learn – but working on it- looking for investors — Cheers – gAtO OuT


Looking for Investors in my BIP32 Business wallets.

gAtO bAcK – I am almost finished with my BIP32 Business wallet and I need investors to finish it up and make it pretty and then get it into the business community so they can also have a Bitcoin Business wallet designed for business not an individual.

If you want to see a video of the wallet demo just come on over and check out my Wallet Demohttp://youtu.be/gOPdFPHNByk If you have any comment or suggestions please contact me. – gAtO oUt


Bitcoin and Tor Support

Bitcoin and Tor Support

It is possible to run Bitcoin as a Tor hidden service, and connect to such services.

The following directions assume you have a Tor proxy running on port 9050. Many distributions default to having a SOCKS proxy listening on port 9050, but others may not. In particular, the Tor Browser Bundle defaults to listening on a random port. See Tor Project FAQ:TBBSocksPort for how to properly configure Tor.bitcoin-gollum

1. Run bitcoin behind a Tor proxy

The first step is running Bitcoin behind a Tor proxy. This will already make all outgoing connections be anonymized, but more is possible.

-socks=5        SOCKS5 supports connecting-to-hostname, which can be used instead

of doing a (leaking) local DNS lookup. SOCKS5 is the default,

but SOCKS4 does not support this. (SOCKS4a does, but isn’t


-proxy=ip:port  Set the proxy server. If SOCKS5 is selected (default), this proxy

server will be used to try to reach .onion addresses as well.

-onion=ip:port  Set the proxy server to use for tor hidden services. You do not

need to set this if it’s the same as -proxy. You can use -noonion

to explicitly disable access to hidden service.

-listen         When using -proxy, listening is disabled by default. If you want

to run a hidden service (see next section), you’ll need to enable

it explicitly.

-connect=X      When behind a Tor proxy, you can specify .onion addresses instead

-addnode=X      of IP addresses or hostnames in these parameters. It requires

-seednode=X     SOCKS5. In Tor mode, such addresses can also be exchanged with

other P2P nodes.

In a typical situation, this suffices to run behind a Tor proxy:

./bitcoin -proxy=

2. Run a bitcoin hidden server

If you configure your Tor system accordingly, it is possible to make your node also reachable from the Tor network. Add these lines to your /etc/tor/torrc (or equivalent config file):

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/bitcoin-service/

HiddenServicePort 8333

HiddenServicePort 18333

The directory can be different of course, but (both) port numbers should be equal to your bitcoind’s P2P listen port (8333 by default).

-externalip=X   You can tell bitcoin about its publicly reachable address using

this option, and this can be a .onion address. Given the above

configuration, you can find your onion address in

/var/lib/tor/bitcoin-service/hostname. Onion addresses are given

preference for your node to advertize itself with, for connections

coming from unroutable addresses (such as, where the

Tor proxy typically runs).

-listen         You’ll need to enable listening for incoming connections, as this

is off by default behind a proxy.

-discover       When -externalip is specified, no attempt is made to discover local

IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. If you want to run a dual stack, reachable

from both Tor and IPv4 (or IPv6), you’ll need to either pass your

other addresses using -externalip, or explicitly enable -discover.

Note that both addresses of a dual-stack system may be easily

linkable using traffic analysis.

In a typical situation, where you’re only reachable via Tor, this should suffice:

./bitcoind -proxy= -externalip=57qr3yd1nyntf5k.onion -listen

(obviously, replace the Onion address with your own). If you don’t care too much about hiding your node, and want to be reachable on IPv4 as well, additionally specify:

./bitcoind … -discover

and open port 8333 on your firewall (or use -upnp).

If you only want to use Tor to reach onion addresses, but not use it as a proxy for normal IPv4/IPv6 communication, use:

./bitcoin -onion= -externalip=57qr3yd1nyntf5k.onion -discover