7 Best Bitcoin Mixer Services

Bitcoin regardless of how anonymous people believe it to be, leaves a trail to follow wherever it goes, a digital footprint which shows to whom or where any particular Bitcoin transaction is going; and that’s where a Bitcoin mixer comes to your rescue.

Bitcoin is anonymous, yes, but to what extent? Most Bitcoin exchanges and other buying platforms now require you to provide a proof of identity before you can purchase Bitcoins. (With some exceptions).

Additionally, every single Bitcoin transaction is recorded on the Blockchain, which is the Bitcoin ledger and is publicly visible so when you purchase Bitcoins and transfer them to other addresses/wallets, these transfers are completely visible and transparent.

Hence who buys Bitcoins, and where are the Bitcoins sent is no secret. That’s where the Bitcoin laundry services we’re talking about come in handy.

What is a Bitcoin Mixer?

As the name may have already suggested, a Bitcoin mixer or Bitcoin tumbler as it’s commonly called “mixes” your Bitcoins in a pool of random coins, and then sends you a clean set of coins.

That’s the reason Bitcoin mixers are also called Bitcoin laundry services, they help you break the link between your initial purchase/acquisition to the final destination where the coins are sent.

Here’s how they function- You buy Bitcoins from source A, send the Bitcoins to a Bitcoin mixer, the mixer adds your Bitcoins to its own reserve, and sends you a fresh set of Bitcoins from its own reserve which have no link to your previous transactions.

Also, the fresh coins you receive are created by mixing many different parts of other Bitcoins from many different transactions together and hence not only the fresh set of coins can’t be linked to you, they can’t be linked to anyone or any transaction.

Bitcoin Mixer

 

Another use of a Bitcoin mixing service is that it lets you send Bitcoins from one address to many addresses at once, in a single click.

How do we choose these Bitcoin Mixers?

There are over a couple hundred Bitcoin laundry sites in the industry, so how do we make our pick and label one as better than the other and why should you trust our listing? Well, we consider the following factors to judge these Bitcoin mixers:

  • Level of anonymity: How anonymous and privacy-respecting the platform is.
  • Reputation: A Company’s already established reputation and trust.
  • Fee: The amount of fee required (if any) for mixes and the users’ control, or the lack of it on the fee.
  • of Additional Addresses: These are the number of addresses you can set for your Bitcoins to be received at, your coins are not sent to one address but are broken down and sent separately to each specified address further fortifying your anonymity.
  • Advanced features: Support for advanced features such as Delayed output, mixing code etc. Delayed output is the feature which lets you receive your Bitcoins not instantly, but after a time gap which you can set, this again is a feature which de-links your input of the coins, and their output.
  • Minimum/Maximum amounts: Any mixer which requires a very high minimum deposit in order to mix your coins won’t probably be a good option, which we do consider while selecting these.
  • Confirmation Required: The number of confirmations required by the platform before they mix your coins, the lower this is the faster the overall process will be.
  • No Logs Policy: If the Bitcoin mixer keeps logs, and if it does then for how long.

I believe that covers nearly every feature a Bitcoin mixer may comprise of, or we need concern ourselves with isn’t it?

Note that no platform is absolutely the best, meaning the #1 Bitcoin mixer on this list may certainly be better than the others, but the ones at later positions too may have edges which the #1 mixer lacks, so make sure you go through each one of them before making your pick.

1. Blender.io

Website: https://blender.io/
Onion Link: http://bitblendervrfkzr.onion/

Bitcoin Mixer

  • User Experience Rating5/5
  • Transaction Fee0.5%  to 3% + 0.0001BTC/extra Address
  • Minimum Deposit0.001BTC
  • Customizable Fee – Yes
  • Additional Addresses8 Support
  • Confirmations Required3 Confirmation
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Max Time Delay24 Hours
  • Registration RequiredNo

The reason I’ve selected Blender.io at the #1 position is because of three primary reasons, the first being its user-controlled fee, secondly additional addresses and third its commendable speed of processing transactions.

Although starting with the user-experience, it’s one of the cleanest user interfaces I’ve ever seen, it’s spacious, has all the right buttons at the right places and is easy to understand.

It doesn’t need any registration or any other personal information which is a great privacy-relief. All that’s required compulsorily is the receiver’s Bitcoin address.

Although optionally, it lets you add additional addresses as well, this again is something which gives it somewhat of an edge because unlike other platforms which offer not more than 5 addresses at best, Blender.io offers as many as 8.

The time-delay feature too is present, and has been maxed out, meaning it lets you set as many as 24 time-delays, one for each hour from 1 hour, to 24; while other platforms again do not offer as many delays.

The fee as mentioned earlier is user-controlled, meaning users can decide the amount of fee they wish to pay, although the lowest fee is 0.5% while the highest you can pay is 3%.

Apart from this there’s also a 0.0001BTC fee / additional address that you use, which in my experience is as cheap as it gets with any platform I’ve ever used.

It needs 3 confirmations before your coins are mixed. As for the minimum amount, you need to mix atleast 0.01BTC and there’s no specific maximum amount rather it depends on the Bitcoin reserve of Blender.io at the time of your mixing.

It also has the “mixing code” feature which provides you with a code, a kind of proof or link to your sent coins to be mixed, so that the next time you send other coins, you don’t get your own coins sent earlier as the output.

And finally, they’ve a  strict No-logs policy, meaning they do not store any logs, for any duration of time which is the ultimate privacy assurance that any of us needs.

2. SmartMix

Website: https://smartmix.io/

Onion link: https://smartmixnjmuoixj.onion/

SmartMix

  • User Experience Rating5/5
  • Transaction Fee0.5% + 0.0001BTC/extra Address
  • Minimum Deposit0.001 BTC
  • Fee ControlNo
  • Additional Addresses5 Support
  • Confirmations RequiredBetween 5 and 24.
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Registration RequiredNo

SmartMix could very well be the first choice when it comes to a trustworthy Bitcoin mixer pertaining to its privacy policies and all other happy features.

For starters its user interface is clean too but differs from other mixers in the sense that unlike having all the options and settings on one page, it brings them up one after another on the next screens.

It too doesn’t need registration or any personal identity proof documents in order to mix your Bitcoins.

The one feature it seems to miss is user-controlled time-delays, it basically has two modes, the “Fast” and the “Delayed”, on the fast mode outputs are processed when your transaction has 2 confirmations which is acceptable.

Then there is the delayed mode, which processes payments after your transaction has between 5-24 confirmations (it varies for every transaction), the problem is this delay isn’t controlled by “hours” or by the users and rather is dependent upon the confirmations.

It supports a total of 5 additional address, which isn’t as many as supported by CryptoMixer or Blender.io but in most cases it’s enough. Although again, the delay for each of these addresses can’t be specified by the users and is automated, but there is a delay all the same and you get to set the percentage distribution as well.

SmartMix

The minimum amount which can be sent to Smartmix Bitcoin mixer for mixing is 0.001BTC (the same as Blender.io or Cryptomixer) while the maximum varies but in my personal experience has never been less than 15BTC.

It too offers a Mixing key just like the two other platforms we talked about and this key can be used to check the status of your mix at a later time, or to get in touch with the support team, as there’s no registration involved this key proves your ownership to the coins.

The fee required is 0.5% (fixed) along with an additional 0.0001BTC/address which I must mention is 0.0004BTC less than what Cryptomixer charges/address.

Finally it has a 7-day no log policy, meaning logs are indeed kept which include nothing personal but the transaction details and are auto-removed permanently after 7days.

So, in a nutshell Smartmix.io has all the features such as Additional addresses and time-delays, but it just doesn’t let the users control or specify them, which can be looked at from another perspective of making it simpler for the users, where users don’t have to worry about anything else apart from sending in Bitcoins and getting them cleaned.

3. CryptoMixer.io

Website: https://cryptomixer.io/
Onion link: http://cryptomixns23scr.onion/

CryptoMixer.io

  • User Experience Rating4/5
  • Transaction Fee0.5%  to 3% + 0.0005BTC/extra Address
  • Minimum Deposit0.001 BTC
  • Fee ControlYES
  • Additional Addresses10 Support
  • Confirmations Required1 Confirmation
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Registration RequiredNo

Cryptomixer markets itself as the “High Volume Bitcoin Mixer” and even though most of its other features are nothing superfluous and are at par with other mixers, there aren’t many rivals able to beat its volume.

Again starting with the user-interface, it’s in many regards as clean and easy to use as Blender.io; although it uses “text-links” unlike the drag-down menus of Blender.io which may not be as clean as the latter’s.

Also, it seems to use quite a few “sliders” to adjust the fee and other settings which look and feel cool, but I’d still prefer the simplistic drag-downs, although that’s a completely personal perspective.

It too is a privacy-respecting Bitcoin mixer and doesn’t need any login or registration for you to mix your coins. The Bitcoin address where you wish to receive your coins are all that’s needed.

Additional Addresses are where it beats nearly all other Bitcoin mixers on this list, it allows for as many as 10 additional addresses for each mix, which is the most number of addresses that I’ve ever seen a Bitcoin mixing service support.

It does offer time-delays, and it’s set using sliders which aren’t as user-friendly as that of Blender.io but they do get the job done.

CryptoMixer.io

Again, “Percentage distribution slider” allows you to set the percentage of your total coins to be sent to any specific address so you control which address receives how much of your total funds.

The service fee too is user-controlled, and can be changed using sliders (they do love sliders, don’t they?) Alike Blender.io their minimum fee too which can be paid is 0.5% while the highest being 3% with an additional 0.0005BTC/address.

The fee/extra address is slightly higher than what Blender.io or most other platforms charge. Although it does have this additional “Discount” feature for the fee which keeps reducing your fee for next mixes as you go on mixing higher and higher amounts regularly.

CryptoMixer.io

It too provides for a “Cryptomixer code” (Mixing key) which prevents you from receiving your own coins for future transactions, and this code is what gets you the fee discount we just talked about.

When it comes to confirmations too they’re more accommodating than their competitors and need only 1 confirmation for your Bitcoins to be mixed! Although the confirmation slightly varies for larger amounts, for e.g. 25+ BTC need 3 confirmations, 250+ BTC need 4 and 1000 BTC need 5 confirmations.

As for the minimum mixing limit, it’s set at 0.001BTC while there’s no preset maximum limit and considering their tagline and previous proofs of owning over 2000BTC I’d say they’re pretty loaded and can mix quite huge volumes.

Their “Letter of Guarantee” is an exclusive feature which helps you verify the deposit addresses generated to be legit.

And finally, they too have a no logs policy although some logs are retained initially, but wiped out completely at preset routines.

4. PrivCoin

Website: https://www.privcoin.io

Onion Link: http://tr5ods7ncr6eznny.onion/

  • User Experience Rating4/5
  • Transaction Fee08% + 0.0005 BTC/Address
  • Minimum Deposit0.005 BTC
  • Fee ControlYes
  • Additional Addresses10 Support
  • Confirmations Required1 Confirmation
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Registration RequiredNo

Privcoin is the Bitcoin mixer known for its multicurrency support, meaning it not only is a Bitcoin mixer, but also cleans Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.

Its user interface resembles quite a bit with that of Cryptomixer’s, it too employs sliders to let you control various aspects of the process, overall it’s easy enough too with all the options being listed on a single screen.

Again, no registration required in order to start mixing your coins so yes it’s anonymous and privacy-respecting.

It does let us add upto 10 additional addresses which again is the same as what Cryptomixer is offering, and is more than Blender.io and Smartmix.

The distribution percentage is user-controlled and you get to set the percentage of total funds you want on each of your addresses using sliders.

The fee too is user-controlled, although the lowest possible fee is 0.8% which is 0.3% more than the least fee possible with Blender.io or Cryptomix. In addition to this 0.8% fixed fee, there also is an additional 0.0005BTC fee per extra address.

The minimum Bitcoin deposit limit for Privcoin Bitcoin mixer is 0.005BTC which again is more than what any of the above three platforms demanded, while there’s no specific maximum limit and depends on its BTC reserves at the time of your mixing the coins.

It needs just 1 confirmation for transactions lower than 5BTC, while 3 confirmations are required for transactions between 5-25BTC. For 50 or less BTC it’s 5confirmations and 50BTC+ transactions need 9 confirmations.

Advanced features such as time-delay and Mixing code are available as well which further increase your anonymity and prevent further confusions.

It also provides a “Letter of Guarantee” just like Cryptomixer which is a proof of their obligations so that they can’t deny or refuse you payments once you send in your coins.

And finally, it has a strict no logs policy and doesn’t keep any logs which can be personally identified to you, although for the first 24 hours it does store the incoming address which was generated for you, the percentage and output addresses and payment proof which is important for the transaction to go through smoothly.

After 24 hours all of this is deleted and absolutely no logs related to the transactions exist.

So Privcoin resembles the other mixers we’ve talked about so far, except the fact that it requires slightly higher fee than the others and has higher minimum deposit requirements.

5. BitBlender

Website: https://bitblender.io/

Onion Link: http://bitblendervrfkzr.onion/

  • User Experience Rating3/5
  • Transaction Fee1% to 3% Random
  • Minimum Deposit0.01 BTC
  • Fee ControlPartial
  • Additional Addresses10 Support
  • Confirmations RequiredN/A
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Registration RequiredOptional.

BitBlender is a pretty basic, simple-looking Bitcoin mixer, it also is a “onion-only” mixer meaning its clearnet URL is only for information and queries, to actually initiate a mixing process you’ll need to use the Tor version of the site.

It also is the only Bitcoin mixer on this list which optionally lets you “Register” (without the requirement of any personal information) to mix your Bitcoins, although it also provides for a “Quick mix” mode which doesn’t need any registration.

Although if registered, you can reap benefits of advanced features such as 2Factor authentication using PGP, and manual withdrawals.

There isn’t much of an user-interface, it’s more like filling up a form, you enter the address(s) where you wish to receive your cleaned coins, set the delays by manually typing the number of hours and done.

As for additional address it lets us add as many as 10 of them, although users don’t get to control the percentage of funds being sent to individual addresses and they’re instead set randomly by Bitblender.

It does support time-delays, but it’s not specific meaning you set the delays between X and Y hours from your end, but you don’t get to select the exact delay and your coins are sent between the X and Y delays set by you.

The fee is randomized between 1 -3% automatically and isn’t user controlled and the minimum deposit limit is 0.01BTC anything less than this is considered a donation.

Mixing code too is available so you can prove your deposits at a later time if required. Again, it does keep partial logs such as deposit address and transaction amount etc. in order to provide support upto 10 days, after which all logs are permanently deleted.

So in a nutshell, it does provide for user-control but only partially in the case of user addresses, percentage distribution as well as time-delays.

6. Bitcoin Fog

Website: http://bitcoinfog.info/

Onion Link:  http://foggedd3mc4dr2o2.onion/

  • User Experience Rating2/5
  • Transaction Fee1% to 3% 
  • Minimum Deposit0.01 BTC
  • Fee ControlPartial
  • Additional Addresses20 Support
  • Confirmations Required1 Confirmation
  • No Logs PolicyYes
  • Registration RequiredMandatory

Bitcoin Fog too alike BitBlender is a platform which has both a clearnet and an onion version but the coins can only be mixed on the onion version.

The one major drawback with Bitcon Fog is that it can’t be used without registration, although it still doesn’t need any personal information, registering still is a process which demands more time and makes the process longer as compared to other non-registration platforms.

Also it probably is the least user-control granting Bitcoin mixer, meaning you don’t get to customize the fee, percentage distribution or time-delay while all of those features are present nevertheless.

The user-interface is completely different from the other platforms we’ve talked about so far, for e.g. first you make a deposit to the Bitcoin Fog address, the Bitcoins are then reflected in your account, and then you can withdraw them manually.

Bitcoin Fog also lets you send/deposit Bitcoins to more than one addresses, meaning you don’t necessarily need to send all your money to one Bitcoin Fog address, but can send to many which further increases your anonymity.

As for the network confirmations, 6 of them are needed before your coins are mixed, and for inactive accounts it’ll need an additional 15 minute after the 6 confirmations for the transaction to be processed.

The minimum deposit limit is 0.001BTC while no maximum limit seems to be specified, as for the fee alike Bitcoin Blender it too takes a randomized fee between 1% and 3% and there doesn’t seem to be any additional fee for extra addresses.

It allows for as many as 20 additional addresses, and it lets you specify a time-bracket for the whole transaction to be spread across; which can’t be less than 6 and more than 96 hours.

Time-delay too is available and although you can’t specify delay for each address specifically, there’s an overall delay only after which the first output transaction is processed.

They do keep logs for a week in order to be able to provide support after which all and any records are purged permanently.

Wrapping it Up

So that’s a wrap folks as far as this piece on Bitcoin Mixer is concerned, I’ve listed the top 6 Bitcoin blenders in the industry bringing to light their most important and defining features.

Although, you may for some reasons deem a certain Bitcoin mixer to be better than the other, if you’ve crossed paths with any such mixer do let us know in the comments section along with why you think they’re better.