A former Apple executive believes the European Central Bank might just be paying lip service to the concept of privacy in relation to a digital euro.
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.
Bitcoin transactions are easy to trace, except when the sender uses a mixer to muddle the link between their crypto address and real-life identity.30041
According to Darin Feinstein, the Chinese government isn't helping to protect the private property of its crypto miners.8039
Monero's price is closing in on its 2017 all-time high as network upgrades, atomic swaps and real-world integrations catch the attention of retail and institutional investors.37291
Several other high-profile investors contributed to the raise, including Coinbase Ventures and Galaxy Digital.7103
The future is starting to look "Gattaca"-esque as bidding for a crypto user's DNA sequence begins.6962
Privacy concerns regarding the digital euro abound as the European Central bank tests the waters for a central bank digital currency.16274
Signal has published user feedback from its beta integration with MobileCoin, which saw users complain about the volatility and transaction fees related to MOB.5439
A renewed focus on DeFi could drive traffic for the Oasis Network.43924
Traditional finance is built not on collateral but on reputation, and DeFi will grow by following suit.16479
A rebranded zk-Rollup ecosystem is taking on first-gen decentralized exchanges by offering faster, cheaper, more private transactions.43785
Attacks on digital asset exchanges and trading platforms have decreased drastically in recent years, but data leaks still leave users vulnerable.20857
High-speed privacy payments using MOB available to U.K. users only.8044
"I have nothing to do with the platform," said Lee Hsien Loong. "It is misleading and done without my permission."22392
A blockchain application platform has released a high-level overview of its interoperability solution, enabling networks to talk to one another seamlessly.7462