Andreas Antonopoulos says Bitcoin will probably never have privacy features like those in Monero.
Monero is a digital currency very similar to Bitcoin, but it offers a higher level of security and anonymity for users and their transactions.
The Monero ledger, unlike Blockchain, doesn’t record the actual stealth addresses of parties to transactions, and the one-time created address that is recorded is not linked to the actual addresses of the parties as well. All Monero transactions between two parties are grouped up with some other transactions that occur among unrelated parties. Monero also handles transactions by splitting the amount transferred into multiple parts and then treating each split part as a separate transaction.
The popularity of Monero is not growing just because of attention from black market, but also because of the large amount of people not fond of being watched by governments, hackers, and corporations.
The US Secret Service issued a security alert about ransomware attacks.7127
The IRS is looking to expand its investigative capabilities around privacy coins, layer-two solutions, and sidechains.3589
Despite a growing number of advanced privacy features, Bitcoin Cash seems to have fallen out of favor with Dark Web operators.3238
Spanish authorities have arrested several individuals related to ongoing investigations against crypto-driven child porn sites on the dark web.5813
A South Korean government agency aims to trace crypto transactions conducted on the dark web by developing an AI-based software.3910
A malware called “Lucifer” is targeting old vulnerabilities in Windows systems to install a well-known Monero mining application.2607
A news website for the jihadist movement associated with ISIS has adopted Monero donations after having taken donations in Bitcoin for three years.5063
Ransomware group threatens to auction secrets stolen from a law firm specializing in the entertainment industry.3529
REvil ransomware gang immediately auctioned sensitive data after a card services provider failed to cover their ransom.9615
A few major cryptocurrencies are attracting buyers on dips, which suggests that investor sentiment remains bullish.14862
Ransomware gang REvil launched a second attack on an australian drink manufacturer.7712
The website Kycnot.me has compiled a list of cryptocurrency exchanges that do not require identity verification to preserve the independence of crypto.12990
Hackers have attacked badly configured machine learning clusters on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network, and hijacked them to mine Monero.6176
Sophos revealed recent botnet attacks breach Microsoft SQL server databases to install a well-known Monero mining app.5003