How to create a pseudonomous identity on the internet

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A short guide to creating a pseudonymous identity on the internet that probably can’t be traced to your real identity (for fun).

Maybe you want to launch a DeFi product without attaching it to your identity? I don’t know you.

Prerequisites:

Step 1: Use VPN or Tor

Obfuscate your IP address with a VPN or Tor when interacting with these applications to maximize cloak. Or don’t. At least use Brave browser.

Step 2: Fund a new Ethereum address with a Mixer

Properly transfer some ether through a mixer like Tornado to a brand new address (probably MetaMask). This kills off any connection to your central exchange (CEX) funded address.

Remember, don’t dox your new address with direct transactions or other touches.

Step 3: Create an Ethmail address

Legacy internet is built with email. Claim your ethmail.cc email address using your new Ethereum address. Don’t add an email forwarder.

Step 4: Signup for Twitter, Github, etc.

Use your new email to signup for new accounts.

Don’t reuse a password – always use VPN. Be careful when you set up 2FA to not use a linked phone number – maybe no 2FA at all.

Make sure you’re using incognito so Twitter can’t link your old sessions to the new account – clear browser cookies/local data first.

Step 5: Claim an ENS name and link your social profiles [optional]

Add Twitter to your ENS record and ENS to your Twitter profile. This ties and proves your address to your profiles. Don’t want to prove it? Do you.

Step 6: Use

Launch smart contracts and tweet tweets, you’re free! 

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