money mixes

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at
Wed Feb 21 15:03:49 PST 2007

Hum...seems to me all you'd need is one institution to be less than 
forthcoming in order for the whole set of transactions to be doused in 
uncertainty. Somehow, I'd bet Nigeria would be a good place to look for such 
an institution...

>From: Eugen Leitl <eugen at>
>To: "R.A. Hettinga" <rah at>, cypherpunks at
>Subject: Re: money mixes
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 21:48:52 +0100
>On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 03:34:51PM -0500, R.A. Hettinga wrote:
> > They don't call it book-entry settlement for nothing, Eugen.
>Of course they have logs at each instutution; the point is what
>is available. If it's a private money mix cascade over some 10
>accounts in different jurisdictions, you'd have to query a large
>fraction of them for their records (and obtain them, of course)
>in order to do your traffic analysis. Perhaps not that easy for
>a case of petty money laundering (the Medellin cartel would
>probably do something a little more professional here).
>(Disclaimer. Dear potential eavesdropper: this is a mere hypothetical, I've
>never done it, nor do I intend to ever do it, or at least I wouldn't
>post it to the whole wide Internet just in case I wanted to).
>Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
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