Decentralization will turn the data economy upside down, allowing consumers to control their own data or sell it to the highest bidder.
Despite the widespread belief that Bitcoin is anonymous and private, Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies’ privacy isn’t always good enough by default. Bitcoin’s balances are public, and addresses cannot offer more than pseudonymity. There are some services that can help with masking transactions, but they are not popular and easy enough to gain a large user-base and they also often have fees. Some news about Bitcoin privacy is promising: the implementation of SegWit and the use of the Lightning Network might be first steps in improving privacy. Some developers are focusing on the privacy of cryptocurrencies and developing protocols suitable for private transactions. Today, there are more and more cryptocurrencies that uses different privacy technologies but have their focus on anonymous transactions. Still, popular cryptocurrencies are trying to have the feature of public transactions as they may be used in business banking.
Picking Chainlink over its competitors was an easy decision for Waterhouse.4112
Before trying to apply blockchain to anything, think why.6931
New developments at the state level in the U.S. defined this week's regulatory news.3662
Dollars are used for nefarious activities too.6237
The U.S. government is charging ahead in its pursuit of privacy tokens, according to its latest sanctions.9245
Web 3.0 will certainly be a step toward a more decentralized, immutable and censorship-resistant version of the web.5467
With government agencies getting more savvy at tracing blockchain transactions, laws like the EU’s GDPR may play a role.9956
Taking account of more aggressive crypto tracking measures and what they mean for future government adoption of blockchain.9655
The United States Internal Revenue Service has announced a bounty of up to $625,000 to anyone who can crack Monero’s privacy.441056
Combining privacy and auditability requires unconventional solutions.5947
Getting closer to the testnet.14755
When it comes to transparency, the Electric Frontier Foundation minces no words — Kraken good, Coinbase bad.3909
A U.S. circuit court has concluded its review of a terrorism financing case that begin in 2010, saying that the NSA's phone tapping was illegal but that it was a minor part of the evidence.2744
Discussing a use case that the Brazilian government started developing last year: a digital identity solution called FinID.9794