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== Applications ==
 
== Applications ==
Bitcoin itself has enjoyed success as a [[censorship]]-resistant digital cash-like currency. Due to the potential level of anonymity offered, it has become the currency of choice of [[Cybercrime|cyber criminals]] involved with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carding_%28fraud%29 carding] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet_market darknet markets] and has various associations with the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_web dark web]. However it has allowed websites and individuals to accept anonymous payments and donations without creating a digital footprint uses of PayPal or credit cards would otherwise leave, protecting the anonymity of both parties involved from traditional payment system compromise and surveillance.
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Bitcoin itself has enjoyed success as a [[censorship]]-resistant digital cash-like currency. Due to the potential level of anonymity offered, it has become the currency of choice of [[Cybercrime|cyber criminals]] involved with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carding_%28fraud%29 carding] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet_market darknet markets] and has various associations with the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_web dark web]. However it has allowed websites and individuals to accept anonymous payments and donations without creating a digital footprint uses of PayPal or credit cards would otherwise leave, protecting the anonymity of both parties involved from traditional payment system compromise and [[mass surveillance]].
    
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namecoin Namecoin] runs the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.bit .bit] tld, a censorship resistant domain name but requires special software to resolve.
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namecoin Namecoin] runs the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.bit .bit] tld, a censorship resistant domain name but requires special software to resolve.

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