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Distributed Dialogues: Weighing In on Privacy Implications

At the recent Distributed 2018 conference in San Francisco, Rick Lewis and Dave Hollerith from the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network interviewed a host of different personalities in the blockchain space about digital privacy. First, the team interviewed David Chaum, one of the forefathers of cryptocurrency as we know it today. Starting from these humble beginnings, Chaum describes a brief history ...

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DEA Agent: Privacy Coins Lack Liquidity and There Are “Ways of Tracking Them”

According to an agent for the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bitcoin is used more than its more private competitors due to its higher liquidity. Speaking on the shift in the most common purpose of cryptocurrency transactions, DEA special agent Lilita Infante said that cryptocurrency has shifted from primarily used for illicit means to a majority speculative purpose. Additionally, according ...

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Breeze Wallet with Breeze Privacy Protocol Mainnet Now Available for …

The Breeze Wallet with the Breeze Privacy Protocol public mainnet has been released and is now open to the public. The wallet showcases Stratis technology — a platform built for visual basic apps and blockchain solutions — and places heavy emphasis on both privacy and security for businesses seeking to implement business-to-business (B2B) transactions on the Stratis and Bitcoin blockchain ...

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Privacy and Access: Meet “Eijah”, the Hacker Behind Promether

Cryptography inspires all types of people to create. One such creator is Eric Anderson, the founder of a decentralized privacy platform called Promether. He and his team are currently building a secure messaging system called Contact to run on top of this platform. Eric, known as “Eijah” in the hacker community, left his role as both a security portfolio manager ...

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Privacy Coin Monero Successfully Completes First “Bulletproofs” Audit

Privacy Coin Monero (XMR) successfully completes the first audit for its new “bulletproofs” protocol. In an official blog post back in December 2017, Monero announced its intentions to pursue including the bulletproofs mechanism into its protocol. They stated that bulletproofs would lead to “massive space savings, better verification times, and lower fees.”. The deployment was supposed to happen in two ...

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Blockchain Privacy Platform Particl Joins Forces with Changelly

In the fast-moving world of cryptocurrency, as with many other fields, it pays to have a strong ally. Pooling resources and exchanging knowledge with another company that shares your vision can accelerate the development of new technologies and products and bring great dividends. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article It was perhaps with this in mind that creator of decentralized ...

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Bitcoin Privacy Takes Another Step Forward with Wasabi Wallet Launch

Bitcoin users concerned about permanently writing their financial history to a public blockchain will soon have access to a new tool to protect their privacy: Wasabi, a desktop wallet developed by Adam Ficzor, the maker of HiddenWallet. Introducing Wasabi, a Privacy-Enhancing Bitcoin Wallet Ficzor unveiled Wasabi at Building on Bitcoin 2018, an industry conference dedicated to technical developments, explaining that ...

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$1.2 Billion in Cryptocurrency Laundered Through Bitcoin Tumblers, Privacy Coins

California-based blockchain and cryptocurrency security firm CipherTrace released its Q2 2018 report in July 2018 and noted the rise of cryptocurrency crime, money laundering, and other illicit activities. One particular item of note was that $1.2 billion has been laundered through cryptocurrency tools such as bitcoin tumblers and privacy-centric altcoins like zcash and monero. Criminals Increasingly Adopting Cryptocurrency On the ...

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Africa’s First Privacy Based Cryptocurrency

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MIT Media Lab Project Enigma Partners with Intel on Privacy Research

American multinational technology company Intel has partnered with Enigma on research and development of privacy in computational technologies. Announcing the partnership in a blog post, Enigma said that it was excited to work with Intel as it seeks to advance its protocol and privacy technologies for public blockchains. The partnership comes a few weeks before Enigma launches its testnet and, ...

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