Privacy News

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.

Opinion
Regulation will touch every person in every jurisdiction worldwide, so crypto must find ways to preserve its decentralization and privacy.
Solving the ‘sunrise issue’ is the key to unlocking crypto mass adoption
Joseph Weinberg
2022-04-30T14:18:00+01:00
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News
It turns out the pseudonymous John Dobbertin, who was one of the six participants in the Zcash Ceremony, was Edward Snowden all along.
Edward Snowden reveals he was one of six who helped launch Zcash
Brian Newar
2022-04-28T03:05:18+01:00
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Opinion
As early blockchain adopters, we must bring decentralization to the masses and fight with the tech behemoths that are its natural enemies.
The loss of privacy: Why we must fight for a decentralized future
David Chaum
2022-04-24T12:17:00+01:00
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Altcoin Watch
The bullish setup emerges as Monero gears up to undergo a major hard fork in July 2022.
Monero ‘falling wedge’ breakout positions XMR price for 75% rally
Yashu Gola
2022-04-24T10:49:07+01:00
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Opinion
Meta has shaken public trust when it comes to data privacy, and the wider Metaverse must temper users' concerns by learning from Meta’s mishaps.
The Metaverse needs to keep an eye on privacy to avoid Meta’s mistakes
Daniele Marinelli
2022-04-23T06:11:00+01:00
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News
The exchange said it was "categorically false" that it shared user data with Russian regulators, and it had stopped working in the country following the invasio...
Binance pushes back against report exchange supplied customer data to Russian government
Turner Wright
2022-04-22T20:30:29+01:00
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News
Monero hard forks are meant to improve the base protocol and will not result in the splitting and creation of a new coin.
Monero community reaches consensus for July hard fork
Zhiyuan Sun
2022-04-18T19:00:00+01:00
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News
Many DeFi exploits in the past have been linked to the popular crypto-mixing protocol.
Tornado Cash says it's using Chainalysis oracles to block access from OFAC sanctioned addresses
Zhiyuan Sun
2022-04-15T19:00:00+01:00
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