Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are revolutionizing forces in the realms of international finance, personal wealth-building, data sharing, business contracts, and many other fields. One of the most important things that sets cryptocurrencies apart from traditional fiat currencies (government issued currency such as USD, EUR, or CNY) is the concept of anonymity. Many joining the cryptocurrency space are interested in holding their assets without being associated with them by name, or being beholden to government regulations. But are cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum truly anonymous, and can they protect your assets from governmental inquiry?