Can a Bitcoin server have a .onion ToR address?

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Is it possible for a Bitcoin server to have a .onion ToR address?

If so, are there any in existence today?

(Note: this is an alternative to hiding addresses via the Azure Service Bus)

halfbit

Posted 2012-09-24T16:18:52.113

Reputation: 12 166

Note: "Bitcoin Server" is generally referred to as a Bitcoin Node or Full Node. (nitpicking, just to clarify) – Jannes – 2015-02-24T13:07:11.040

Although I accepted Pieter's answer, I'm still interested in finding .onion addresses that are available. Please them as an answer if you know of any. – halfbit – 2012-09-25T16:39:30.160

Answers

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Yes, since version 0.7 this is possible with the reference client.

See the documentation about tor: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/tor.md

EDIT: also see https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Fallback_Nodes#Tor_nodes for a list of published onion nodes. The explanation on that site should be updated to reflected the built-in support for onion addresses since 0.7.0, though.

Pieter Wuille

Posted 2012-09-24T16:18:52.113

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There is a current setup guide for Bitcoin Core and Tor available on Bitcoin.SE here.

– Willtech – 2018-02-10T07:29:58.217