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.

News
Vietnamese official Nguyen Chi Dung believes that data ownership and privacy can enhance the healthcare industry.
Vietnamese officials back new partnership to tokenize genomic profiles
Ezra Reguerra
2022-05-18T14:00:00+01:00
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Use Case
Centralized communication platforms prove to be an easily identifiable weakness in activist movements.
Why decentralized messaging apps will replace today’s social media platforms
Sarah Jansen
2022-05-18T12:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
Blockchain transactions need privacy to catalyze mass adoption. On-chain privacy is coming, and that’s good for businesses and investors.
On-chain privacy is key to the wider mass adoption of crypto
Kieran Mesquita
2022-05-14T09:23:00+01:00
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News
The ECB drops another working paper on the digital euro, causing more outrage from Europeans opposing a central bank digital currency.
ECB lays out ‘anonymous’ digital euro as public opposes ‘slavecoins’
Helen Partz
2022-05-13T15:13:24+01:00
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Altcoin Watch
XMR’s bearish setup comes as Monero prepares to launch the testnet version of its hard fork this month.
Monero avoids crypto market rout, but XMR price still risks 20% drop by June
Yashu Gola
2022-05-09T11:30:17+01:00
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News
Transactions via the EU’s prospective CBDC could be transparent to intermediaries, as any non-crypto digital transactions are.
Proposed digital euro designs lack privacy options, ECB presentation shows
David Attlee
2022-05-04T12:20:29+01:00
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News
The NYM Innovation Fund will support research on mixnets and privacy-enhancing technologies.
Nym Technologies raises $300M to advance internet privacy, sending token price up
Ornella Hernández
2022-05-03T19:30:00+01:00
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Expert Take
The EU proposal requiring one to link a self-custodial wallet to their identity fundamentally misunderstands the concept of self-custody.
Self-custody, control and identity: How regulators got it wrong
Natalie Linhart
2022-05-01T06:14:00+01:00
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