Category: Privacy

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of Grin Transactions

Researcher Breaks Mimblewimble, Deanonymizing 96% of all Grin TransactionsThe Mimblewimble privacy technology used by cryptocurrencies such as Beam and Grin is broken. That’s the claim of researcher Ivan Bogatyy who has published a report documenting his findings. In it, he reveals how he was able to deanonymize 96% of all Grin transactions just by running a node at a cost of around $60. […]

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Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC

Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYCCryptocurrency traders on Bisq are using Revolut to buy and sell bitcoin without the need for KYC/AML. The decentralized, peer-to-peer marketplace allows anyone to buy or sell cryptocurrency via a range of payment processors and traditional banking services. With Localbitcoins now a twisted nightmare of KYC, privacy-conscious traders have few platforms to which they can […]

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McAfee to Launch Decentralized Token Exchange With No Restrictions

McAfee Plans to Launch a Distributed Exchange With No RestrictionsOn the heels of launching his crypto platform, McAfee Magic, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee plans to launch a distributed exchange on Monday, October 7. ‘McAfeedex’ will run on the Ethereum blockchain and McAfee insists the exchange will have no restrictions. Also Read: Protesters Wield Tools of Freedom as Hong Kong Imposes Dictatorship […]

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Bitcoin.com Launches Games Stars Leaderboard – Win BTC Every Week

To introduce a new flavor to the ever exciting online gaming experience at games.bitcoin.com, we are launching a fresh new promotion where you can win BTC worth $200 every week. The Games Stars promotion sets the stage for 10 players to win from a prize pool of $1000 each week. Are You Our Next Star? […]

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How to Create an Anonymous Digital Identity Using Cryptocurrency

How to Create an Anonymous Digital Identity Using CryptocurrencyIf you could go back in time and do the internet all over again, what would you change? Would you think twice about joining Facebook, decline to upload those fancy dress photos from ‘09 and delete that rhetoric-laden blog post instead of hitting ‘Publish’? It’s too late to undo the mistakes of the past, but […]

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This AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and Messengers

AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and MessengersPreserving your online privacy has become almost a lost cause these days. Thankfully, some entrepreneurial minds have taken it upon themselves to help web users stay informed of privacy risks and take action to thwart attempts to access their personal data. Guard is a platform which is doing exactly that. Also read: Bankers Start to […]

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Bitcoin Is a Viable Way to Remove the State From Your Life

Bitcoin Is a Viable Plan to Remove the State from Your LifeThe last decade has seen central banks print trillions of dollars, governments grown much larger, wars continue with no end, and ordinary citizens taxed even more. Thankfully there are individuals and small pockets of people all around the world who believe something is wrong. Many of these people have a plan to help end the […]

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Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’

Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) subcontractor Edward Snowden is being sued by the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his latest memoir. The agency won’t stop Metropolitan Books from publishing Snowden’s new book but the government will take the revenue he earns from the memoir instead. Following the book publishing fiasco, Snowden said that the […]

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Local.Bitcoin.com Gathers 56K Accounts and $200M Worth of Trades Initiated

Local.Bitcoin.com Gathers 56K Accounts and $200M Worth of Trades InitiatedThree months ago, Bitcoin.com launched its over-the-counter BCH marketplace on June 4. Since then, Local.Bitcoin.com has aggregated more than 56,000 accounts, hundreds of bustling users every day and thousands of BCH trade offers. Also Read: Plans to Build $50M Bitcoin Cash Tech Park Revealed 56,000 Local.Bitcoin.com Accounts and Growing Over the last few months, the […]

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Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or Government

Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or GovernmentDigital currency provides unprecedented abilities to spy on and control what people do, and having that power in the hands of a few people is very dangerous. The Big Tech monopolies of Silicon Valley are building a future where your every action is monitored, and giving Facebook control over what you can and can’t do […]

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Cryptocurrency Projects Are Upping Their Privacy Game

Cryptocurrency Projects Are Upping their Privacy GameWhat you do with your digital currency ought to be nobody else’s business. Unfortunately, law enforcement, regulators, blockchain forensics firms and other opponents of civil liberties are constantly seeking to usurp this basic human right. As a result, crypto developers are caught in a constant battle to maintain a reasonable degree of transactional anonymity. Also […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Partners with Resistance – the Next Gen DEX

PR: Bitcoin.com Partners with Resistance - the Next Gen DEXLast week, the Resistance team met with Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust, and other members of the Bitcoin.com organization, to discuss the terms of a partnership. The meeting was a great success and a strategic partnership agreement was drawn up and signed the same day.

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Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Fails to Sway Crypto Community

Another person has attempted to claim the title of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. According to a blog post published on August 18, this new person aims to expose his “real-life identity” through a series of written memoirs. The final ‘reveal’ will allegedly give the public the true answers to the decade long mystery. […]

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How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle

How to Shuffle Coins and Keep Your Transactions Private With CashshuffleAs blockchain surveillance becomes more prevalent, cryptocurrency advocates have created ways to make digital currency transactions more private. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has an application called Cashshuffle, which allows users to shuffle their BCH with other fractions of BCH to obfuscate the transaction trail. To complete a shuffle, there are a few steps you must take […]

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New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend Proofs

New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend ProofsBitcoin Cash (BCH) development continues as software engineers have revealed two distinct concepts that aim to boost the BCH network. Bitcoin Cash developer Tom Zander has announced new documentation concerning the vision of a double-spend proofs, which now exists as a pull request to the alternative BCH implementation Flowee the Hub. Additionally, Electron Cash developer […]

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Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Digital Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting ForPrivacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight […]

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Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate Worldwide

Spain Thwarts Bitcoin ATM Scam, Prompting Regulatory Debate WorldwideBitcoin ATMs are not currently governed by EU money laundering regulations, and arrests coordinated by Spanish police and Europol in May are bringing new focus to this loophole. A group of eight Spanish and Latin American individuals have been arrested, along with several of their associates, for using crypto ATMs to fund drug traffickers in […]

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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A Look at the Shocking Tactics IRS Agents Suggest Using to Investigate Bitcoin UsersA recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on […]

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Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCH

Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCHIn this day and age, carrying your wallet, passport and mobile phone inside the inner pocket of your jacket is simply not enough to protect your assets. Thankfully, there’s a company called Tarriss which offers products designed to secure both your digital cash and personal data. It sells them for cryptocurrency and it takes bitcoin […]

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How to Keep Bitcoin Cash Transactions Private

How to Keep Bitcoin Cash Transactions PrivateThere are many reasons to keep bitcoin cash transactions private and the top six ways to make them anonymous are outlined in a new video by Bitcoin.com. Meanwhile, the Financial Action Task Force has just released its global guidance for crypto assets, effectively calling on countries and crypto exchanges to strengthen their KYC measures. Also […]

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Chainalysis Whistleblower Shares Company Secrets in Explosive AMA

Chainalysis Whistleblower Shares Company Secrets in Explosive AMAA current or former Chainalysis employee has gone rogue and conducted an AMA on r/Bitcoin in which he disclosed sensitive information about the company’s blockchain forensics capabilities. The whistleblower then appears to have had a change of heart and deleted all their comments. Thankfully, the internet never forgets. The comments remain archived on Removeddit.com and […]

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Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less Free

Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less FreeKYC (Know Your Customer) policies and endless private data collection, coupled with force-backed, violent legislation compromise the utility and ethics of crypto trading. An uncompromising stance on user privacy is critically important to crypto traders and peer-to-peer transaction. It’s not about having nothing to hide, but about sound economics, human dignity, and creating a more […]

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet SensorRussian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to […]

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