Comment: just an fyi

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just an fyi

for the layperson who may have been wondering what they are forfeiting in return for some BTC.

I am reminded of how hackers would send a person a link to their own website, and when they click on it, they would discover their unique IP address by checking the logs.

Or how hackers could invite you into IRC or AIM to chat with you, and once you establish connection, then you have unwittingly given them your IP.

it's a similar scenario when accepting bitcoins. Even if you have only given an email address. Except when they go to spend, it always ends in the forfeiture of their real names, address, and banking information.