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by /u/postage22 · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago

I will admit I am a noob when it comes to all of this, but I am trying to learn . can someone please explain the safest way to transfer my xmr that I have on a mobile device to cash it out. I know im learning even grapheneos is not the best way. I have tails . I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to tails, but I keep reading and studying to keep learning . so what I'm trying to get at is if someone could please help me in laymens terms or step by step on the safest way from xmr on mobile , to another wallet, then to another wallet , and then exchange the xmr for btc there , and cash out .

Side note - I'm trying to figure out with what I do if whonix or tails is better and the best set up . I'm willing to donate for help. I have already donated to people on here who have helped so I am serious. Thanks ahead of time

Comments (3)
/u/Bros_Unwanted_Creampie · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Just go to LocalMonero and sell it for cash via mail

/u/Beaner232 · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Regarding your last question. Side note, I am an expert in cybersecurity.

Whonix and Tails are both privacy-focused Linux distros, but they have different goals and use cases. Im going to compare them based on various factors:


1. Anonymity: Whonix is designed to provide strong anonymity by routing all network connections through the Tor network. It uses a two-VM (virtual machine) setup, with one VM (called the Gateway) handling Tor connections and the other (called the Workstation) handling user applications. This isolation makes it much more difficult for malware or user mistakes to compromise your anonymity.

2. Persistence: Whonix is typically installed on a host system as a pair of virtual machines, allowing users to maintain a persistent environment across reboots. This means your settings, installed software, and documents will be saved even after you shut down the computer.

3. Use case: Whonix is more suitable for those who want a high level of anonymity and don't need to use public computers. It requires a more powerful host system because it runs on top of virtual machines.


1. Anonymity: Tails also routes all network traffic through the Tor network, providing strong anonymity. However, it runs on a single physical machine rather than using a two-VM setup, which may expose users to some risks if the system is compromised.

2. Persistence: Tails is a live operating system, which means it runs from a USB stick or DVD and leaves no trace on the host computer. By default, it does not save any data across reboots, although you can configure an encrypted persistent storage on your USB stick if needed.

3. Use case: Tails is ideal for those who need a portable and disposable system for use on public computers or for situations where leaving no trace on the host system is important.


- Anonymity: Both Whonix and Tails provide strong anonymity through the Tor network, but Whonix may offer better protection due to its two-VM setup.

- Persistence: Whonix allows for a persistent environment, while Tails is more focused on being a live, amnesic OS.

- Use case: Whonix is more suitable for users who want a high level of anonymity and have a powerful host system, while Tails is perfect for users who need portability and the ability to use public computers without leaving a trace.

In conclusion, the choice between Whonix and Tails depends on your specific needs, use case, and available hardware. If you want a more secure and persistent environment, Whonix is the better option. However, if you need a portable and disposable system for use on public computers, Tails is the better choice.

/u/Beaner232 · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Heres a step by step guide to cash out you xmr:

1.Set up a new Monero wallet on Tails OS: To enhance your privacy, you can set up a new Monero wallet on Tails OS using the Monero GUI wallet or a CLI wallet. Tails OS is a privacy-focused operating system that routes all your traffic through the Tor network. You can find instructions for setting up Monero GUI wallet on Tails online

2. Transfer XMR from your mobile wallet to the Tails wallet: Send your XMR from your mobile wallet to the newly created wallet on Tails OS. Make sure to double-check the receiving address before sending.

3. Set up a new Bitcoin wallet: You can use Electrum wallet on Tails OS to create a new Bitcoin wallet. You can find instructions for setting up Electrum wallet on Tails online too.

4. Choose a reputable XMR-to-BTC exchange service: Find a trustworthy exchange service that allows you to swap Monero for Bitcoin. Some popular options are Morphtoken and Godex. Make sure to do your own research on the reputation of the exchange platform.

4. Convert XMR to BTC: Use the chosen exchange service to exchange your XMR for BTC. You'll need to provide your Bitcoin wallet address (from step 3) to receive the BTC. The exchange may require multiple confirmations, so be patient.

5. Cash out your BTC: Once you have BTC in your Electrum wallet on Tails OS, you can use a Bitcoin exchange platform or peer-to-peer marketplace to sell your BTC for your desired fiat currency (USD, EUR, etc.). A good privacy focused option would be localbitcoin.