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The article is in Russian. Here is translation:
Interview with the owner of the service BitMaximum. Bitcoin mixer of new generation!
In autumn, we began to cooperate with a Bitcoin mixer of new generation — BitMaximum. We wrote a detailed review about the service and the system of work, who has not seen - can be found here. Within a few months, users have accumulated a lot of questions to the owner of the service. Questions about the service came to us and to the owners of the mixer. We have decided to make a short interview with the Creator of BitMaximum service. It was interesting. Enjoy reading! ?
Hi. Tell us how and why you have decided to create a Bitcoin mixer?
Hello! Projects that existed at the time of the decision did not meet our requirements as the users of the services. They, by the way, and now do not satisfy. For example, to make the API work without the need to register and through Tor.
Why is your product better than the other similar services?
The same applies to the payments — transactions are sent to the network only through the third-party services through Tor. Each time a random size of the commission of network is used. A random size of the commission of our system is used. Random delays between the outgoing transactions within one order are used.
We provide the maximum protection for our system. Our service works in paranoid mode. Our servers are inaccessible. But even if you just argue and admit the slightest possibility in the theory, in any case, the internal architecture of the project is arranged in such a way that even in the case of compromise of the server where the public part of the system is located, it will be impossible to replace the addresses given to the client. Of course, if the client does not forget to check the address signature before the payment. It is also worth to note that the public XPub keys and private address keys are also not stored anywhere in the public part of the system.
That's interesting. Many people worry before they make transactions through the mixers. Why it is necessary do not worry, but on the contrary, it is necessary to use mixers?
First, it is necessary to find a reliable partner and work with him. Secondly, we would recommend to avoid the system where Google captcha is used or distribution of private keys from the pre-prepared addresses. This is certainly convenient, but only if you are not confused by the complete lack of security.
Many people have an opinion that it is impossible to connect an address in the blockchain with its user. This is a big misconception. There are companies that analyze blockchain and data obtained from the public sources and connect them together.
Confuse these guys you can only by following these rules:
- always use Tor;
- work with disconnected Java Script;
- NEVER use the same address again, the rest of transactions is also ALWAYS sent to a new address;
- do not aggregate funds from different addresses after they have been passed through the mixer. If you are not satisfied with the random distribution of outgoing payments, you need to use manual settings;
- always use random fees when making payments;
- distribute the logically related transactions over time if it is possible;
- do not publish your addresses in the public places, including private forums, because someone else can allow them to leak;
- do not use the services that require the regular payment to the same Bitcoin address;
- do not share the private keys with other people;
- do not use online wallet services;
- using the HD-wallets to create own ways of derivation;
You're talking about new technologies. What new technologies do you use?
As mentioned above, the main priority is the safety of users. Therefore, the main accent was placed on the creation of a multi-component system with a strict division of responsibility, where each component is isolated from the other. But details, for obvious reasons, we can't sound. In General, quite a lot of efforts are required to create a presentable design without the use of modern Java Script.
Does It happen that the transaction is lost. What to do in this case and how to get your money back?
It is necessary to clearly understand what is "lost"! As have mentioned above, if the signature of the address is verified, that the system does when creating an order, the customer can be sure that the address belongs to our system. And then you need to carefully read the terms of service and follow them.
For example, do not send more than one transaction to the given address or send less than 0.01 BTC. We ignore such transactions and do not send them back. Sometimes glitch the outgoing transactions. For example, before the recent BCH hard fork, miners transferred a lot of capacity to new networks and transactions in the BTC network took several hours. In all cases, please contact us at support, we try to answer as quickly as possible. In any case, we always process all transactions that comply with the rules of the service.
Do you have difficulties in the market? Pressure from competitors? Unfair competition?
Competitors are constantly trying to put pressure. The main vector of attack is the mass creation of orders. If you noticed, we didn't have a captcha until the last moment. We had to introduce it precisely because of the pressure of competitors. But do not worry, we generate captcha ourselves, third-party services and Java Script are not used for this. We believe that the competitive advantage can only be the level of services provided. We prefer not to start sofa wars and pour mud on someone, but simply try to constantly improve our service.
What is the benefit to the owner of such a service to keep and promote the service? Nothing is ever done for nothing. What's wrong?
There is no trick. We charge a commission for the services provided. Moreover, the more the customer agrees to pay, the greater level of security we can provide for him.
What are your plans for the further development? What interesting things do you plan to make the service better?
The plans are quite extensive:
- expand the list of exchanged cryptocurrencies. Soon we will add BCH, LTC, ETH, DASH;
- open for all more expensive rates that will allow you to buy coins directly from the miners. Now this feature is in closed beta mode, please contact support if you are interested in this service;
— add the exchange of cryptocurrency, including instant;
Thank you for your time. It was interesting. We wish success and prosperity to the service!
We hope that this information was useful for you and you got answers to some questions.
Thank you for your attention!