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Any business that accepts Bitcoin can be paid with XMR.to which automatically converts Monero from the buyer into Bitcoin that will promptly be sent to the Bitcoin merchant. Shapeshift.io offers a similar service to xmr.to but with slightly slower payments (they wait for tx confirmations instead of scanning the mem pool like xmr.to) and much lower maximum ...


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Circle is currently taking hours to process There is nothing wrong with using Shapeshift to exchange BTC for XMR. The problem you are having is because of your use of a 3rd party wallet and the resulting inability to reliably send a transaction without delay. According to your comments below I understand you were using the "precise" Shapeshift conversion ...


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If "someone" doesn't have access to any of the services, there's no way he can tell that the final TX is connected to you. If "someone" had access to only ShapeShift data, he'd know to which Monero address you withdrew, and how much. He could suspect when you move those funds elsewhere but never be sure if it was you or it just so happened that someone else ...


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A payment id is optional, however in some cases it is very important otherwise the receiver may not realise you've sent money to them. Cases such as sending Monero to an exchange, or situations where someone uses one address to receive many payments, a payment id is going to be necessary. Generally though, unless the person/website specifically requests a ...


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Due to monero privacy features, the recipient can't tell from where the funds came. Sometimes, you want to be able to tell a receiving transaction apart from another and that's where payment ID comes in handy. To address your particular question: If you're sending funds to shapeshift.io, they will provide you with an address and a randomly generated ...


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When you send BTC to shapeshift, shapeshift can see your Bitcoin wallet address. If shapeshift were to get hacked, and if shapeshift keeps records, then this means the XMR outputs that shapeshift sends to you can be tied to your Bitcoin wallet address and therefore to your real world identity. However, this does not matter. As soon as you send the outputs ...


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If you had used the Monero GUI (desktop app) to create your Monero receiving address, your address will not change if you decide to instruct the GUI to use a remote node. Syncing with a remote node means you don't have to download and verify the entire blockchain, but you still need to download part of it and it still requires your PC to do some very heavy ...


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You could consider using globee and changing afterwards to monero through ShapeShift (you could automate this i think). Changely has a bad reputation, maybe related to big ASIC miners, and it must be the reason they're on XMO and not XMR.


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Okay, so it did get solved, by just waiting for the local node to sync completely. This was weird because I would have thought that using a remote node would be sufficient. I just had to wait a day. (Longest day ever!)


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No. You're right that the blockchain does know that the funds exist. The blockchain doesn't know the amounts of the funds though (due to Monero's confidential transaction encrypted payment amounts), or that you own them (due to Monero's stealth addresses). If your wallet isn't aware of the funds, it will not know how to reference those funds or create the ...


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If you receive Monero from ShapeShift, you don't need payment ID. Probably your wallet did not sync yet. This means your money probably arrived, but you just can't see it (yet). Once you sync with the blockchain, it should appear. If using GUI, open it and keep it running until sync completed. If using CLI, start monerod and keep it running until sync ...


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Payment ID is used to know from where the payments had came from, if the case was you where sending monero to shapeshift you where forced to use payment id, so shapeshift know that the transaction came from you, for receiving moneros on your own wallet this is not mandatory, the moneros should be on your wallet.. is it fully sync?


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