Is Blender the best Bitcoin tumbler in the industry? That’s what we’ll be dissecting throughout this Blender review.
Most Bitcoin mixers resemble to the other mixers in the industry. However, they aren’t completely without their own unique set of features or capabilities. This separation is what makes one Bitcoin tumbler better (or worse) than the other.
Throughout this Blender review, we’ll answer the following questions:
- Is Blender anonymous?
- Is Blender interface easy?
- How many addresses does Blender support?
- Does Blender offer user-controlled time-delays?
- How much fees does Blender charge? Is it user-controlled?
- What is the minimum/maximum mix possible with Blender?
- Does blender off a mixing code?
- Does Blender offer a Letter of Guarantee?
- How many confirmations does Blender need?
- Does Blender offer support?
These will let you know if Blender has enough of what you seek in the best Bitcoin mixers. Even if this is your first rodeo with a Bitcoin mixer, worry not. This Blender review will still help you understand how the mixer compares to the other top-dogs in the industry.
Blender is operational since 2017. Considering how it’s a pretty competitive industry, I’d say their existence alone proves quite a few things. Here’s a list-view of all its features it currently offers:
- Tor URL: http://blenderiocpxfema.onion
- Clearnet URL: https://blender.io/
- Clearnet Mirror: https://blender.to
- Minimum deposit: 0.001BTC.
- Total output addresses: 8
- No logs policy: Yes
- Letter of guarantee: Yes
- Minimum confirmations: 3
Is Blender anonymous?
We determine that using a number of factors, which are:
- Tor availability.
So let’s start with the fact that Blender doesn’t require registrations. It’s not very “unique” per-se, simply because none of the best Bitcoin mixers do. But it adds to the anonymity nonetheless.
As for the log-policy, Blender doesn’t keep any logs. It’s arguably the most important statement on this entire Blender review. Never should you go with a Bitcoin tumbler which permanently keeps logs.
Its retention period is “nonexistent”. In other words, logs are deleted automatically as soon as a transaction is completed successfully.
Note that some Bitcoin mixers, such as the ones mentioned in our Smartmixer review or Anonymix review do allow “manual removals of logs”. It’s a feature that Blender lacks.
And finally, Tor availability ensures that the mixer doesn’t get access to your IP addresses even if it wants to. Although, Blender is also available on the clearnet if you’d trade ease-of-access for anonymity.
Is Blender interface easy?
Easy? Yes. Have a sneak-peek:
I doubt there’s anything you’d have trouble understanding. The “Receiver’s Bitcoin Address” box is for output addresses, “Delay” is for time-delays, and then there’s the fee drop-down list.
If you’re still unclear, the interface offers info-bubbles next to each option. Simply hovering over them explains what each of those options are-
So it doesn’t use “sliders”, which you might have seen in our CryptoMixer review. Now there’s no absolute “winner” when it comes to interfaces. All in all, this interface is easy to understand and navigate around, exactly what you need, isn’t it?
How many addresses does Blender support?
Blender supports exactly 8 output addresses. As for the input addresses, only one of those is supported. It’s the most common input-address allowance in the industry, however some mixers (e.g. Cryptomixer) do support multiple incoming addresses.
If you’re new to Bitcoin mixing, just know that more addresses equals more anonymity. Both for incoming unclean deposits, as well as outgoing cleaner coins.
Simply because instead of one single deposit of funds, the total input/outputs are sent in/out in instalments. This makes it much harder for interested parties to track your transactions or link them together.
Does Blender offer user-controlled fund-distribution?
Fund-distribution is exactly what the term suggests- distribution/sharing of the funds. The user-controlled fund-distribution lets the users control/choose which output address receive how much of the total funds.
On the contrary, the “not” user-controlled fund-distributions are randomly selected by the mixer, or are all equally divided.
Blender allows user-controlled fund-distribution. Initially, addresses are allocated random shares of the total amount. However, you can manually change the values for each address. Or, the mixer also offers a “Re-allocate coin shares” button.
This button re-shuffles the fund-distribution. So you do not have to manually specify the shares for each funds, rather the mixer automatically takes care of it. You can keep re-shuffling till you get to the right distribution.
Does Blender allow user-controlled time-delays?
Time-delays are additional anonymity-boosters. They create a time-gap between each of your outputs. Again, note that there sure are BTC mixers which offer a lot less control. Fortunately, Blender isn’t one of them.
Everytime you add a new address for your mix, a delay-box appears next to it. You can specify exactly how many hours later of you initiating a mix, the output for that address would be sent.
Again comparatively speaking, I’ve seen Bitcoin mixers which offer a lot more “precision”. Some allow selecting up to minutes and not just hours. But well, it does the job.
The fastest delay you can opt for is “0 hours” which is basically instant output. The longest delay is pretty impressive, you can delay an output for up to 7 days.
How much fees does Blender charge? Is it user-controlled?
Let’s answer the second segment of this question first, well yes the fee is user-controlled. So you as a customer get to choose the minimum or the maximum fee you’d like to pay.
The lowest fee you can pay is 0.5%, the maximum being 2.002%. This is more or less in line with what the other best Bitcoin mixers in the industry are charging. However, I’ve seen atleast one mixer (Bitcoin Mixer) charging a lower amount.
Each output address also has an additional fee of 0.00025BTC. Again, this isn’t the lowest industry-fee for addresses but we believe is pretty affordable.
What is the minimum/maximum mix possible with Blender?
While we recommend mixing medium-sized amounts at a time (to avoid scams and fly under the radar), each mixer does have its own set of limits.
On Blender, the official minimum limit is 0.001 BTC. However, the deposit page at times displays a slightly higher minimum requirement.
The maximum limit with these Bitcoin mixers always depends on their current reserve at any given time. Blender does offer one of the highest limits I’ve seen so far, up to 2587 BTC!
Does Blender offer a mixing code?
That it does. However unlike the mixing code on some other best Bitcoin mixers, the Blender mixer code can’t be used for discounts.
So the only function it serves is that of coin-identification. Or in other words, prevents you from receiving your own coins sent to the mixer in an earlier mix.
Does Blender offer a Letter of Guarantee?
Yes. The Letter of Guarantee can be downloaded on the deposit-page. It’s used to validate the deposit address, as well as to get in touch with support.
Without this letter, you can’t get in touch with the support team regarding your deposit.
How many confirmations does Blender need?
This is an aspect on this Blender.io review which I’d love to see improved. The mixer has a minimum confirmation requirement of 3. The no. of required confirmations remains the same regardless of the Bitcoin amount.
Again, there are mixers which work with a much lower number of confirmations. But 3 still is an acceptable number to go with.
Does Blender offer support?
It totally does. The team can be reached via E-mails. While not the fastest mode of communication, it still works.
If you’re on the Tor version, the interface may glitch at times and the e-mail ID gets hidden. Here’s the support e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Verdict- Blender Review
So that’s all for this Blender review folks. Is Blender the best Bitcoin mixer? Probably not. But it sure isn’t far off the mark either. Infact, if you accept the 3 confirmation requirement and the lack of manual log-deletion, there isn’t much else left to complain about.
Considering how it’s been here for nearly 3 years now, I’d say it’s worth going with. But a second set of opinions never hurt, so do drop yours in the comments on this Blender.io review.