un·​trace·​able | \ˌən-ˈtrā-sə-bəl \

Definition of untraceable 

: not able to be traced an untraceable phone call an untraceable source untraceable weapons

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While pseudonymous, payments on the Bitcoin blockchain are far from untraceable, a fact that has inspired competing currencies marketed to true privacy hounds, such as Zcash and Monero. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Someone Found a Use for Bitcoin. Russian Hackers!," 13 July 2018 Upon receiving the cards' information, scammers can transfer the money to their own untraceable accounts. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alert: Milwaukee residents report scam phone calls from fake sheriff's captains," 29 June 2018 Lori McAllen's Facebook page is currently untraceable, but a screenshot of the comment has been widely shared online. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, ""Shoot them all at the border": DMV employee investigated for Facebook comment on immigrants," 21 June 2018 Read More Fearing deportation under Trump, these immigrants prepare to become untraceableGaspar-García’s family is now consulting with a lawyer who already spoke to him. Brenda Medina, miamiherald, "Immigrant with Down syndrome released from detention facility | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 The day before, his doctors tested him for the presence of the rare radioactive element, which naturally decays in the human body and soon becomes untraceable. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, "Has Vladimir Putin Lost Control of Russia’s Assassins?," 12 Mar. 2018 Apart from fake threats infiltrating cyberspace, online users, who often remain untraceable, have gone as far as doctoring entire news stories with false content, creating immense confusion and fear for parents and their children. Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "So you saw a post about a threat at your school. How do you know it’s real? | Miami Herald," 21 Feb. 2018 His usual smash-and-grab rescue involves a ball-peen hammer (easy to pocket, inexpensive, untraceable), a stranger’s fractured skull and a traumatized child carried away on his meaty shoulder. Colin Covert, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Joaquin Phoenix stunning in ‘Never Really Here’," 19 Apr. 2018 In Davies’s example, a guide to Bitcoin’s future potential was the illicit drugs market, an obvious home for more-or-less-untraceable digital cash. Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg.com, "What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery," 19 Apr. 2018

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