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.

Expert Take
Many cryptocurrency hacks are targeted and deliberate, making them extremely dangerous if not addressed.
Crypto privacy is in greater jeopardy than ever before — here's why
Leona Hioki
2022-06-09T18:59:00+01:00
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Analysis
Litecoin may have recently activated its long-awaited privacy-based upgrade, but not without creating some regulatory compliance issues.
MimbleWimble adds new features for Litecoin, but some exchanges balk
Wahid Pessarlay
2022-06-09T15:43:00+01:00
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Analysis
Like a Rorschach ink blot, the Federal Reserve Board’s CBDC discussion paper provided stakeholders with an opportunity to find what they wanted to see in it.
US central bank digital currency commenters divided on benefits, unified in confusion
Derek Andersen
2022-06-08T14:32:00+01:00
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News
Crypto regulations in South Korea require exchanges to enforce strict KYC and AML guidelines and major crypto exchanges have delisted privacy coins in the past ...
Major South Korean crypto exchanges delist Litecoin
Prashant Jha
2022-06-08T10:49:23+01:00
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Interview
In an interview filmed during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Daniela Barbosa gives the floor to enterprise blockchains and the future of currencies.
‘CBDCs are the natural evolution,’ says HyperLedger director Barbosa
Joseph Hall
2022-06-06T17:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
For the first time, the decentralized nature of Web3 will allow users to participate in digital economies without having to give up control over their data.
Web3 is crucial for data sovereignty in the metaverse
Tom Graham
2022-06-04T06:17:00+01:00
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Analysis
Although anonymous teams have built some of the leading infrastructure in crypto, many new participants in the ecosystem are using their real identities.
Anonymous culture in crypto may be losing its relevance
Inigo Vaca
2022-06-01T16:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
Will the potential long-term bear market of 2022 begin the push for increased privacy for people exchanging cryptocurrencies?
Can a lesson in bimetallism help the long-term stability of Bitcoin and privacy coins?
Michael Tabone
2022-05-28T09:13:00+01:00
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