Category Archives: anonymity

Apocalyptic Predictions About Privacy Coins Are Very Wide of the Mark

Bitcoin is a permissionless ledger. In plain English, that means you don’t need to ask anyone’s damn permission to use it. There are no terms and conditions to read, no checkbox to tick, and no forms to sign before you can send or receive bitcoin. But if some people had their way, pseudonymous cryptocurrencies, as well as anonymous coins like

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Code as a Weapon: Amir Taaki Wants You to Join the Real Crypto Revolution

There are many words that could be used to describe Amir Taaki – but today, ambitious is best. The infamous bitcoin developer – known for co-creating Dark Wallet, Darkleaks and OpenBazaar – took the stage during a hackathon he hosted in the wake of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) in Barcelona last week, the same city where he plans to set up

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Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a Threat

The majority of crypto exchanges want to see the industry regulated, although many consider excessive regulation to be the biggest threat, according to a new study. A third of the platforms in the poll also fear a market crash that could suddenly devalue digital assets. A fifth of the exchanges dislike anonymity.     Also read: Huobi Informs Users on Decision to

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Deep Web Roundup: BCH Adoption Increases and Dread Rises

The specter of the deep web looms large over everything bitcoin does. You won’t hear it mentioned by VCs funding blockchain startups, or by options exchanges applying for bitcoin ETFs, but the darknet is the reason we’re all here. A periodic glance into the latest from the deep web provides an insight into the underbelly where bitcoin first bloomed, and

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Indian Central Bank Justifies Its Crypto Stance – Outlines Key Areas of Concern

The Reserve Bank of India has justified its crypto banking ban to an industry group which has been trying to convince the central bank to ease crypto restrictions. In response, the central bank outlines key areas of concern and upholds its stance on crypto. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space RBI’s Main Concerns India’s central bank, the

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Cash Shuffle’s BCH Mixer Moves Forward with Steady Testing

Back in December, a new privacy protocol was released for bitcoin cash users called Cash Shuffle. The application has seen steady development since its inception and this week Cash Shuffle developers say that the platform’s alpha testing has been successful and the team has seen lots of testers. After the application is polished up, some more Cash Shuffle will be

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A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of their 100 BCH goal; the

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Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether Double Spent

If you thought that only proof of work coins were susceptible to double spending attacks, you haven’t met tether. The world’s ninth largest crypto by market cap and second largest by volume is meant to be a haven in a sea of uncertainty, but even it’s not immune to jiggery-pokery, as we’ll learn in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also read: Japanese

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US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws Deputy Assistant Director of the US

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Meet Bestmixer, the Bitcoin Tumbler Trying to Outwit Chainalysis

Bitcoin tumbling service Bestmixer has added a slew of new features designed to enhance anonymity. A triple-tier service provides varying levels of privacy, all geared around outsmarting the blockchain forensic tools deployed by companies such as Chainalysis. Also read: Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market Bestmixer Ups Its Privacy Game Bitcoin tumbler services and blockchain analysis firms

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