Privacy

Crypto’s Institutional Future May Be Incompatible With Litecoin’s Privacy Protecting Features; Bitcoin Falls

Crypto’s Institutional Future May Be Incompatible With Litecoin’s Privacy Protecting Features; Bitcoin Falls

The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization was recently trading at $30,300, down roughly 2.5% over the past 24 hours. Ether, the second largest crypto by market cap, was changing hands at about $1,800, about flat over the same period. Most other major cryptos spent much of their day in the red with DOT and AVAX …

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Now You Can Try 'Teleporting' Bitcoin for Greater Privacy With CoinSwaps

Now You Can Try ‘Teleporting’ Bitcoin for Greater Privacy With CoinSwaps

“Imagine a future where a user, Alice, has bitcoins and wants to send them with maximal privacy, so she creates a special kind of transaction. For anyone looking at the blockchain her transaction appears completely normal with her coins seemingly going from address A to address B. But in reality her coins end up in …

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EU data protection body says digital euro designs must prioritize privacy

EU data protection body says digital euro designs must prioritize privacy

As Europe inches toward the creation of a digitized euro, a data-focused body within the EU is calling for any design proposal to prioritize privacy and protection. The European Data Protection Board, created to implement Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), said that it “stresses that a very high standard of privacy and data protection …

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Bitcoin mining at home yields 'pristine BTC with more privacy'

Bitcoin mining at home yields ‘pristine BTC with more privacy’

Remember the days when anyone with a computer could mine Bitcoin? Yes, a long time ago, before the days of ASIC, a few lucky ones did mine Bitcoins with their computers. As Bitcoin’s mining difficulty surged, thanks to professional mining groups with specialized computer chips and high processing power, the mining industry carved a niche …

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Litecoin's privacy upgrade: Hidden inflation a risk 'users will be willing to take'

Litecoin’s privacy upgrade: Hidden inflation a risk ‘users will be willing to take’

At the moment, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum are all on their way to integrating and implementing privacy features. While concerns persist that these developments could end up elevating these cryptos as a threat to privacy-focused coins, another major question that arises here is – How will the coins’ infrastructure change and what impacts will privacy-enhancing …

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Developers of Ethereum Privacy Tool Tornado Cash Smash Their Keys

Developers of Ethereum Privacy Tool Tornado Cash Smash Their Keys

Ethereum’s premier coin mixing service is now permissionless. Tornado Cash, a privacy tool for obfuscating the history of Ether (ETH) transactions, completed a cryptographic process known as a trusted setup ceremony on May 10 followed by a contract update on Monday to create perpetually self-executing code. “With a record 1,114 contributions this was by far …

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