Doesn't completely de-anonymize you but it does reduce the set of people who have uniquely identifiable information to 1
Anonymity - the quality of the user being unknown
Privacy - the quality of the user's actions being unobserved
Authenticity- the quality of the user's actions being certainly the user's
Bitcoin provides pseudonymous transactions, which may approach anonymity if the user is careful. It does not provide true privacy as all transactions are public. But the purpose of the transactions is not communicated, though may be inferred if the parties are identified. If I transfer $20 in BTC to a pizza joint, you can guess that I bought a pizza, but it's just a (well-founded) guess. It provides a high degree of authenticity in that it is a hard problem (in the mathematical sense, unless your keys have been obtained by an adversary) to fake a transaction.
We're having a discussion about an unknown account - which may or may not be an individual person - moving specific amounts of money around anonymously, not privately.
I get what you mean, the transaction is public, but that's the point of bitcoin / cryptocurrencies.
Also, even the fact that we're discussing the existence of this transaction implies that Bitcoin is not anonymous.
Your house has to be registered to someone and you have to declare who lives in it, if it's yours.
Anonymity is not about being a private person.
I don't think this is true in every jurisdiction. You can certainly have a property registered under a corporate entity, and there are jurisdictions in the US that allow for anonymous corporate ownership. Further, I'm not aware of any requirement where you must declare who is residing in a property. I've had family members from abroad reside in my house for over a year without informing any authorities, for example.
I'm not from US. I don't know the technicalities, in Italy for example you should declare who's residing in your house, even if it's a no paying guest
Many don't, but it's still a requirement
BTW the point was anonymity is not about being anti social, it's about hiding your true identity
If you stay home and never talk to anybody you're being secretive, but probably are not anonymous (police can still come and knock at your door because neighbors called then since you came in and never went out, for example)
If you have tons of illegal money it's not the worst thing to live in a ~~ 'moldy' apartment and eat SCSI every day and know that you _really_ have a __ton__ ___of___ ____money____
Learn to be a criminal, theoretically of course
They are gangsters