Blender Review

About Blender

Unlike any other Bitcoin mixing services, Blender.io is one of the best platforms, especially for beginners or those who don’t have enough technical knowledge in Bitcoin mixing. Aside from the fact that the website and platform itself is very user-friendly, it also allows users to determine the amount of service fee they are willing to pay. They also have a welcoming minimum deposit limit making it easy for those who want to experiment with the service to start mixing. However, the only problem with the platform is that it doesn’t have a native support system and requires users to send them an email when a problem with their transactions arise. This opens up unnecessary risks for users’ privacy. Nonetheless, all in all, Blinder.io is one of the most secure platforms as it does not keep any logs of the transaction once all mixed coins have been sent to destination addresses within 24 hours.

Blender.io is one of the most reputable and most user-friendly (in terms of the process and the rate of the fees per transaction) Bitcoin mixing platform available for users right now. It offers a straightforward process and flexible service fees that can be determined by the users themselves, depending on the service that they want.

Much like any other Bitcoin mixing platforms out there, Blender.io mixes the coins sent to them by different users together in order to cut the flow of transactions involving the coins you own and replace them with new mixed coins. Once coins undergo the mixing process, the transactions linked to those coins will be virtually impossible to be linked to one particular Bitcoin wallet address.

Fast Payout

Blender.io is one of the Bitcoin mixing platforms that offer fast payout options to its users. With this mixer, users can receive/send the processed (mixed) coins after only three (3) confirmations. As earlier mentioned, users can also choose optional preset or random delay to add an extra layer of anonymity to their transactions up to 24 hours and send them to different transactions.

Can accommodate up to 8 payout addresses

One of the golden rules of making Bitcoin transactions is to use as many Bitcoin addresses as possible. With Blender.io, users have the option to send their mixed coins to up to eight (8) payout addresses. While mixing coins provides a layer of privacy to your transactions, they will still be recorded in the blockchain. What randomizing the payout to 8 different payout addresses does is it confuses those who will follow the mixing process to find out someone’s identity because the payouts will be sent in different amounts and not just one which can still be reasonably compared to the amount you sent to the platform – which gives those who review your transactions an idea that your coins passed through a Bitcoin mixer.

Letter of Guarantee

Blender.io provides a Letter of Guarantee, which is a digitally signed confirmation that this address has truly been generated by their server. The signature will directly be originated from their main Bitcoin account to provide users a level of confidence in the transaction. As proof of obligation, the Letter of Guarantee also serves as a receipt that users can use to report problems regarding the mixing process.

It can be downloaded from the deposit-page, prior to sending the coins to the platform. It can also be used in case you make a mistake with your deposit, sending an amount lower than the acceptable limit, for example.

Automatic log removal

One of the unique features that only Blender. Io is offering is their “No Data Retention” policy, which deletes all the log within 24 hours after the transaction has been completed. Those mixers who keep their logs longer has the potential to be de-anonymized and be subjected to attacks that could ultimately reveal their users’ identities.

Key Features

  • Low fee
  • Mixer accessible via Tor
  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Fast payout
  • Support only through email
URLhttps://blender.io
Rating
★★★★☆
Fees0.5% to 2.5%
Minimum Transaction0.001 BTC
Log Policy
Logs deleted after 24 hours
Time DelayYes, User Controlled
Letter of GuaranteeYes

Text Tutorial

The user-interface with Blender.io is extremely simple and easy to use. The options are easily recognizable and understandable, and the process is broken down into multiple steps.

As you can see in the above screenshot, every box/option has a “?” sign next to it. Hovering over it will explain what the option does in case it isn’t already clear.

The interface is such that, if you’re an extremely basic user you don’t have to touch or change anything else except entering a “receiver’s address”.

Simply do that, the mixer will set the other options (time-delays, fee etc). to their default values and your coins will be mixed.

Adding new addresses is as simple as clicking on the “Add Address” button, changing the fee or setting the delays too isn’t any harder.

Basically the interface is self-explanatory, everything that you need to do comes automatically to you regardless of your expertise or experience in the field.

Additional Addresses

The prime purpose of a Bitcoin mixer is adding anonymity to your coins, isn’t it? Additional addresses are the number of addresses you can send your clean coins to from each mix.

The more addresses, the better. As the set of clean coins is broken down into as many parts and sent to all the individual addresses.

This ensures that whatever amount you sent in to the mixer, varies greatly (because now it’s broken into several parts) from all the individual outputs.

As far as Blender.io goes, it currently allows as many as 8 additional addresses for each mix. This is by far the maximum number of additional address-support that I’ve encountered till date.

Time –Delays

Again, time-delay is another feature which adds an extra layer of anonymity to your Bitcoins.

This basically is the time-difference between your inputs, and the outputs. If your coins go in and come out instantly, an aggressive Blockchain analysis may at times give rise to suspicions.

Hence a time-delay makes sure that there’s sufficient gap between the inputs and the outputs, so there’s no way to link the two sets of coins to each other.

Blender.io excels when it comes to time-delays, It not only offers the feature, but also lets us select individual and different time-delays for each output address. Most other mixers don’t.

The other aspect that’s impressive is the client gets to choose his/her delay manually. So it’s not something that’s random, or set by the mixer. Rather you decide exactly when you wish to receive the coins.

Blender.io offers delays from 1 to 24 hours. So you can choose from the lowest delay of 1 hour, to the maximum of 24 hours. All the hours in-between can be selected as the delay as well.

Fee

One of the most important aspects I believe. The mixer charges some amount of fee for its services.For this Blender.io review, we not only consider the “quantity” of fee charged but also the control users get over the fee.

Blender.io’s fee starts at 0.5% of the transaction, and can be as high as 2.5%.

Fortunately, the client gets to specify and choose how much fee exactly (between these minimum and maximum amounts) he/she wishes to pay for the transaction.

You can either choose the 0.5% or choose one of the higher percentages, which are 0.683%, 1.028%, 1.366%, 1.686%, or 2.02%.

Randomizing the fee also helps with the anonymity. If you use the service often, an exact amount of fee for each transaction to your clean wallet may raise red flags.

There also is an additional 0.0005BTC fee for each extra address that you send the coins to.

 

Distribution Shares Control

The distribution shares are the amount of funds sent to each individual account. For e.g. if you’ve specified 10 additional addresses, the amount of funds each address receives out of the total is the distribution share.

Most other mixers do not let the user control the amount of funds for each individual addresses, fortunately Blender.io does.

So you can manually specify how much funds you wish each of your accounts to receive.

You can simply edit the values manually, or click on “Reallocate distribution shares” to automatically randomize the distribution.

What are the Minimum and Maximum Transaction Limits?

It’s important, if the minimum deposit requirement is too large not everyone would be able to afford it. If the maximum withdrawal  is too small it’d be expensive and repetitive to withdraw funds.

Fortunately, the minimum deposit requirement with Blender.io currently is just 0.001BTC.

As for the maximum amount, it varies depending on the platform’s reserves at any given time.  The maximum amount is displayed at the time of mixing before you send your coins in.

Mixing Code

The mixing code option is seen at two pages on Blender.io. Once on the first page, where you initiate your mix. This is where it asks you to enter a mix code (image -1). Or, at the final mix-page where the platform gives you the deposit address (image-2).

This code is like your identification for the mix, this is how you link yourself to the coins.

It’s used not on your first, but on your second mixing transaction.  Once you enter a mixing code, the blender recognizes your coins from the previous mix and doesn’t send the same coins as “cleaned coins” to you on this second, newer transaction.

 

Letter of Guarantee

Not all mixers provide this, Blender.io does. You can download a PGP signed letter from the “deposit page” (the page where the fund deposit address is shown).

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