Category: Privacy

Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy

Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash PrivacyThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol and infrastructure continue to see relentless development. The Electron Cash Cashshuffle implementation has enhanced bitcoin cash fungibility by providing users with the ability to shuffle coins. Now a developer has announced the launch of the Interwallet transfer tool, an Electron Cash add-on that allows for privacy-minded transfers using the light […]

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Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be SecureFacebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s […]

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Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction

Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr TransactionOn May 15, the Bitcoin Cash network successfully upgraded by implementing Schnorr signatures, after which a few developers processed some basic Schnorr signatures. Then, on Saturday, May 18, software developers Chris Pacia, Mark Lundeberg, and Checksum0 performed the first multi-sig Schnorr signature on BCH and sent the funds to Freeross.org. Also Read: After Trillions Printed […]

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Cyberghost Is a VPN Service You Can Pay For With Bitcoin Cash

Cyberghost Is a VPN Service You Can Pay For With Bitcoin CashPrivacy in the online space is quite compromised these days and anyone who would like to protect their own may consider using a VPN service. There are many platforms on the market and some are catering to the crypto community. Cyberghost VPN is one of them and it takes bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: Vaulty […]

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Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully Upgrades — Schnorr Signatures Are Here

Bitcoin Cash Protocol Successfully Upgrades — Schnorr Signatures Are HereThe Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain has officially upgraded, adding Schnorr signatures and the Segwit recovery exemption. As of block 582680, the chain has implemented the new features successfully and BCH fans are celebrating another major protocol improvement. Also read: Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know Another Bitcoin Cash […]

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Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know

A Brief Explanation of the Next Bitcoin Cash Upgrade — Schnorr SignaturesOn Wednesday, May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be upgraded to incorporate the highly anticipated Schnorr signature algorithm, a digital signature scheme widely known for its simplicity. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC Schnorr Sigs Are Coming Next week, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain will be upgraded by […]

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Schnorr Signatures Await Bitcoin Cash as the Next Fork Draws Near

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Look Forward to Schnorr Signatures as the Next Fork Draws NearThe Bitcoin Cash network is scheduled to fork on May 15 and the community has been steadily preparing for the next upgrade, which will entail the addition of Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery exemption. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Time: May 15, 2019, Shortly After 12 […]

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Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the Darknet

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the DarknetWhen darknet markets are shut down these days, the arrests don’t generate much fanfare. There’s a day of press at best, and then the media moves on to bigger stories, leaving the fate of the DNM operators unreported as their case grinds through the courts. This is a shame, as the indictments for the accused […]

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$500K of BCH Shuffled in Record-Breaking Cashshuffle Transaction

BCH Fans Celebrate $500K Shuffled in Record Breaking Cashshuffle TransactionOn May 1, Cashshuffle participants shattered records by shuffling 1,774 BCH ($478K) following a $284K shuffle two days prior. In addition to the big shuffles, BCH supporters have started ‘Shuffle Saturday’ so people can gather and mix large quantities of bitcoin cash. Also read: Former Mod Explains R/Bitcoin Censorship and Why He Was Removed Close […]

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A Bitcoin Cash Fork of Decentralized Exchange Bisq Is on the Horizon

A Bitcoin Cash-Supporting Fork of the Decentralized Exchange Bisq Is on the HorizonTwo Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community members recently offered up a bounty for someone to fork the decentralized trading platform Bisq using BCH as the native currency. Now it seems a programmer has started the project in order to port Bisq over to BCH with help from BCH developer Pokkst’s Bitcoincashj implementation. The project is still […]

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More Cashshuffle Compatible Wallets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash

More Cashshuffle Compatible Wallets Are Coming to Bitcoin CashOn April 27, Electron Cash founder Jonald Fyookball revealed a new milestone for the Cashshuffle protocol when he announced the release of the Cashshuffle JS library. According to Fyookball, the software is a “major step” toward Cashshuffle being implemented into other light wallets. Also read: BCH Developer Builds Onchain Token Auction Console — SLP Agora […]

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Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be made when it comes to sending, spending and trading crypto occur offchain, as you go […]

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Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced 5 Years After His Arrest

Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced After His Arrest in 2014Immediately after the Silk Road was taken down in 2013, a marketplace known as the Silk Road 2 launched. The new darknet market was run by a person who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts 2 and he was arrested a few months later in November 2014. However, privacy advocate Thomas White, otherwise known as […]

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Bitcoin Cash Users Have Mixed Millions of Dollars Since Cashshuffle’s Launch

Bitcoin Cash Users Have Shuffled Millions Since the Cashshuffle LaunchSince the launch of bitcoin cash (BCH) mixer Cashshuffle a fortnight ago, the platform has accrued a lot of attention and users. A total of 8,625 BCH shuffled outputs have been recorded since March 27 and close to 2,000 Cashshuffle transactions. Also Read: Liberland’s Merit Token Built on Bitcoin Cash Captures $1M Market Cap ‘Every […]

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Rebiton Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Keep Your Privacy

Rebiton Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Keep Your PrivacyPurchasing bitcoin ought to be quick and easy, but over the years, encroaching KYC has made that task more complex. Rebiton is a service that cuts through the red tape, making it possible for anyone to buy up to $999 without the need for ID. Also read: How 5 Asian Countries Regulate Cryptocurrency Re-Up on […]

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How a Large Cash for Bitcoin Deal Goes Down

How a Large Cash for Bitcoin Deal Goes DownAJ is a British bitcoin miner who loves privacy and hates KYC. When he needs cash to pay his bills, he meets bitcoin buyers in person. EZ is a full-time bitcoin trader who spends his days driving from city to city buying and selling BTC. This week, the two strangers met to conduct a $20K […]

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This Photo Gallery App Is a BCH Light Wallet in Disguise

This Photo Gallery App Is a BCH Light Wallet in DisguiseOn March 27, a developer released a different kind of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) application called Bchgallery, an Android BCH wallet that is disguised as a generic photo gallery app. The platform aims to provide added security through obscurity by acting as a decoy application. Also read: New Crypto-Friendly Banking and Payment Services Launch in the […]

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Cashshuffle Launches, Bringing Greater Privacy to the BCH Ecosystem

Developers Launch Cashshuffle Adding More Privacy to the BCH EcosystemOn March 27, the development team behind the privacy-centric protocol Cashshuffle announced the official launch of the platform using the Electron Cash wallet. Anyone can use the latest Electron Cash version 4.0 with Cashshuffle and the implementation will also be added to the Bitcoin.com wallet and Badger client soon. Also read: Examine the Token Universe […]

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Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

Finland's Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins OperationsOn Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins […]

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8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users

8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency UsersExtensions, also known as plugins, provide a one-click way to customize your web browser. From filtering out offensive words to blocking unwanted ads, there’s a browser extension for that. Cryptocurrency users have a particular need for plugins to enhance their privacy, perform crypto payments in-browser, and check market prices. Whether you use Chrome, Brave, Firefox, […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrino

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Neutrino a Privacy-Preserving Light ClientThe developers behind the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) full node Bchd have announced the beta release of the lightweight client Neutrino which is now available for Android phones. The Neutrino protocol is not only exceptionally fast, but the client is considered a privacy-preserving light wallet because it uses a concept called client-side filtering. Also read: New […]

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How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

How to Recognize a Bitcoin 'Dust Attack' and Deal With Invasive FundsBitcoin transactions are not anonymous but users can still add a layer of privacy by using different addresses and other techniques to confuse blockchain surveillance. However, a de-anonymization method known as a dust attack is on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterize a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify […]

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Texas Representative Wants to Ban the Anonymous Use of Cryptocurrency

Texas Representative Wants to Ban the Anonymous Use of CryptocurrencyA Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, Phil Stephenson, has just introduced a bill that would require residents of the state to identify themselves if they wish to use cryptocurrencies. H.B. No. 4371 details that individuals who send and receive digital currencies must be known. Although, if the user happens to use a […]

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Cashshuffle Participants Mix $20K of Bitcoin Cash in One Transaction

Cashshuffle Participants Shuffle $20K Worth of Bitcoin Cash in One TransactionOver the last few days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) enthusiasts have been meeting online to mix BCH using the Cashshuffle mixing software for the Electron Cash wallet. A few shuffling milestones took place this week, culminating on Feb. 25 when a massive shuffle saw 152 BCH ($20,000) mixed together in one transaction. Also read: Lightning Network: […]

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