Much like Bitcoin itself, and unlike privacy-driven coins like Monero and Zcash, Ethereum is a pseudonymous cryptocurrency in which transactions can be seen in a distributed and immutable ledger, the blockchain. This is generally not a big issue depending on what you want to do, but in some cases, having transactions out in the open is not a good idea.
Be it companies that want to keep their revenues private from competition or a person that wants to make someone else a surprise, anonymous payments have many use cases besides shady payments on the deep web. That’s why we want to teach you how to use an Ethereum mixer.
In this guide, we’re going to use WeiMixer due to its simplicity and low fees. However, there are some mixers to choose from on the web, the most popular ones being for Bitcoin, of course.
The WeMixer allows you to set your own fee from 0.8% to 3% as a way to provide an affordable service while also allowing users to show appreciation through a higher fee.
Part 1 - Buy Ether
Part 2 - Download an Ether wallet
Next thing you’ll need is an Ether wallet.
Learn how to use MetaMask here
Learn how to use MyEtherWallet here
Learn how to use the Parity wallet here
Once you're ready to make your anonymous transaction move to Part 3
Part 3 - Making an anonymous transaction
Step 1: Click here to go to WeiMixer
Step 2: Enter the address you want to send ETH to
Step 3: Choose your fee by dragging the bar
Step 4: Click “Start Mixing”
Step 5: Send the ETH to the wallet address shown (Minimum: 0.1ETH; Maximum: 1000ETH)
You can also verify the signed message using a Bitcoin wallet like Electrum to see if the message is signed by WeiMixer'swallet which ensures that the address was in fact given by WeiMixer.
Step 6: Click “Next Step”
That’s it. You will receive the following message:
All you have to do now is wait and the person on the other side will soon receive the ETH with no link between you and the recipient. The mixer can be used for payments and regular transactions.