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.

Analysis
With the regulatory push for a tighter identification standards rises, the crypto industry definitely has some innovations to offer.
Know thy customer: The future of KYC in crypto
David Attlee
2022-07-08T15:30:00+01:00
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News
The decentralized solution has grown in popularity over the past two years as more cryptocurrency users have sought privacy-preserving protocols.
Controversial mixer Tornado Cash open-sources UI code
Sam Bourgi
2022-07-07T18:00:00+01:00
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Analysis
The main barrier to the wide adoption of DLT solutions by the energy system stakeholders is how energy markets are structured.
How blockchain can open up energy markets: EU DLT expert explains
David Attlee
2022-06-23T15:46:00+01:00
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Interview
Anoma founder Adrian Brink pointed out that using a transparent system means that "your neighbor can see how much money you hold, what your daily preferences ar...
Transparent financial systems won't get real traction, blockchain exec argues
Ezra Reguerra
2022-06-23T12:25:49+01:00
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Analysis
Does the struggle between Binance and Reuters, both heavyweights in their respective industries, have broader implications for the crypto sector?
Crypto’s uses and misuses: Binance–Reuters quarrel raises questions
Andrew Singer
2022-06-17T15:22:00+01:00
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Analysis
At a time when privacy tools and coins have become the primary target of regulators around the world, the future of privacy-focused coins looks obsolete.
Regulations and exchange delistings put future of private cryptocurrencies in doubt
Prashant Jha
2022-06-16T14:38:00+01:00
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Interview
Meltem Demirors sat down with Cointelegraph to express why the industry needs to focus on privacy and freedom when it comes to regulations.
The crypto industry must do more to promote encryption, says Meltem Demirors
Rachel Wolfson
2022-06-15T14:56:00+01:00
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Opinion
While a core tenet and source of pride among crypto projects, privacy has been demonized by those in power, including lawmakers, regulators, banks and academics...
Central authorities have demonized privacy — Crypto projects must fight back
Trey Ditto
2022-06-12T03:13:00+01:00
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