Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange.
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.
This platform offers an opportunity to own your data and profit from it.3204
Hardware wallet brands have been built on the promise of security — but in some cases, these devices aren’t as air gapped as you might think.
Afghans will leverage crypto assets as a store of value and to preserve financial privacy amid the Taliban’s dramatic insurgence, predicts Charles Hoskinson.8283
Legislation dramatically expanding the hacking capabilities of Australian authorities investigating suspected cybercriminals has been passed through the country’s Senate.12520
The Monero Project introduced a new trustless way to exchange between Monero and Bitcoin last week.12927
A decentralized future, with Web 3.0 and blockchain at its core, will provide the best practices in users’ privacy and data protection.6936
The rise of DeFi improves financial inclusion and should be allowed to flourish in a regulated, and thus protected, environment.7350
An ecosystem where TradFi and DeFi coexist and bring their own merit as the world is entering the digital economy.2497
Here’s what crypto and blockchain experts think about the impact of blockchain technology on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.168
A decentralized ecosystem, which aims at serving as the infrastructure for privacy-preserving computation networks and distributed economies.2454
A Russian company indirectly backed by Russia's largest bank will build a crypto tracking platform as part of a $200,000 procurement contract.4722
A new forecast for the global blockchain identity management market expects growth at a compound annual growth rate of almost 71% during 2021–2025.8986
This layer-two protocol says it is bringing cross-chain privacy to digital assets by enabling account balances and transaction amounts to be encrypted.4174
The blockchain network behind anonymity-preserving tools including a messaging app has announced that it is exploring plans to launch a private stablecoin.8572