Benjamin Powers

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Feb 17 2021

SecretSwap Is the Secret Network’s Answer to DeFi Privacy

Feb 17 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi privacy secret network tech

SecretSwap works similarly to Uniswap or Sushiswap but also has privacy benefits.

Feb 16 2021

Popular Crypto App Found to Have Ties to Data Tracking Company: Report

Bitcoin Ticker Widget and a clone of Steemit were found to contain data trackers.

Feb 09 2021

How a Lawsuit Against the IRS Is Trying to Expand Privacy for Crypto Users

Feb 09 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  exchanges irs policy & regulation privacy

Harper’s case may have widespread implications for privacy laws regarding cryptocurrency users if he wins.

Feb 05 2021

US Senate Bill Re-Introduces Suspicious Activity Reports for Social Media

The bill would create “suspicious transmission activity reports” for tech platforms.

Feb 04 2021

Meet the Technician Who Unlocks Your Forgotten Crypto Wallets

Feb 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin tech wallet recovery wallets

It’s a bitcoin bull run and you've forgotten the password to your wallet. What’s next?

Feb 02 2021

DeFi Privacy Is Getting a Boost From Polkadot Parachain Manta Network

Feb 02 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi manta network privacy tech

Manta Network will build MantaSwap now that it has closed a $1.1 million funding round.

Jan 27 2021

Geopolitics at Stake in US Response to China’s Digital Yuan: Report

Jan 27 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdc china digital yuan privacy tech

From privacy to political power, China’s digital yuan will have far-reaching implications.

Jan 25 2021

Substack Newsletters Are Being Used to Spread Crypto Scams

Jan 25 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  gnosis scams substack tech

Substack is being leveraged by scammers for its ease of use and reach.

Jan 20 2021

Privacy Coin Firo Currently Experiencing 51% Attack

Jan 20 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  51% attacks coinflash firo privacy coin tech

Users should not make transactions during this time.

Jan 19 2021

Brave Becomes First Browser to Offer Native IPFS Integration

Jan 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  brave decentralized web ipfs tech

IPFS integration gives Brave users easier access to the protocol while improving the overall resilience of the internet.

Jan 15 2021

Bittrex Won’t Disclose Why It Withdrew Support for Dash, Zcash, Monero

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bittrex business privacy privacy coins tech

As of today, zcash, monero and dash won’t be included among Bittrex’s tradable assets.

Jan 14 2021

Privacy Coin Firo Launches ‘Privacy by Default’ Protocol on Mainnet

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  firo lelantus privacy privacy coins tech

Lelantus introduces “on-by-default” privacy while also allowing partial redemptions of Firo’s burn-and-redeem model.

Jan 13 2021

Ledger Adds Bitcoin Bounty and New Data Security After Hack

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bounties data security hacks ledger

Ledger was also targeted by hackers in Shopify's data breach.

Jan 06 2021

This Elusive Malware Has Been Targeting Crypto Wallets for a Year

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crypto wallets hack malware tech

With custom domains and apps, advertising and a social media presence, the ElectroRAT malware operation targeting crypto wallets is extensive.

Dec 29 2020

New Research Sheds Light on the Front-Running Bots in Ethereum’s Dark Forest

Dec 29 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bots ethereum front running tech zengo

The report outlines how the researchers identified and isolated generalized front-running bots while evaluating their efficiency.

SkyBridge Capital Has Already Invested $182M in Bitcoin

“Bitcoin is digital gold,” SkyBridge says in its pitch to investors. “It is better at being gold than gold.”

Japanese Internet Giant Licensed to Issue First JPY-Pegged Stablecoin in New York

Dec 29 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  gmo nydfs policy & regulation stablecoins

The charter makes GMO one of only 27 companies licensed in New York to engage in virtual currency activities.

Dec 23 2020

From SIM Swaps to Home-Invasion Threats, Ledger Leak Has Cascading Consequences

Dec 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cybersecurity data hack ledger

The incident shows the variety of ways data can be used to hurt people, and raises questions about how and if certain data should be retained at all.

Dec 16 2020

New to Bitcoin? Stay Safe and Avoid These Common Scams

Dec 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin hack scam security tech

Welcome to the world of bitcoin, where you are your first and last line of defense against scammers and fraudsters.

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