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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Con Edison in New York has also warned customers about threats demanding money in the form of the untraceable electronic currency Bitcoin. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Scary Utility Scams Are Spreading Across the Country," 16 Nov. 2018 When the bitcoin moved from the original wallet, Ms. Moriuchi, who now works for consultancy Recorded Future, followed it to ShapeShift, where it was traded for untraceable Monero. Shane Shifflett, WSJ, "How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency," 28 Sep. 2018 Their specialty was untraceable poisons delivered by ingenious weapons—such as a cigarette packet made in 1954 that could fire bullets filled with potassium cyanide. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Poison and Politics," 6 Sep. 2018 But the list of 24 untraceable items, Dimri said, is imperfect. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "India is on the hunt for 24 ‘untraceable’ historical treasures," 13 Jan. 2018 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

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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