An anonymous person is somebody that has not disclosed their identity. In crypto, people often don’t want to reveal their identity for various reasons. Thus, that person posts online or creates content while using a pseudonym.
Examples of Usage
- “The controversial owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, an anon named ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ has been a popular subject within the cryptocurrency community lately.”
- “I respect your reply to the anon. It is sometimes hard to write while not offending a maxi as a blogger.”
Reasons for anonymity.
Online anonymity does play an important role in freedom of expression. One of the main reasons for staying anonymous is that it can voice those who are actively being silenced or stating controversial opinions. Anonymity allows them to speak without fear of repercussions.