Tag: privacy & security

Feb 22 2021

Using Stowaway, A Privacy-Enhancing Tool From Samourai Wallet

Animated cover image by @artdesignbySF. When it comes to defensively guarding the privacy of Bitcoin users, Samourai Wallet has been on the bleeding edge for many years, bringing new features and improvements to users that help achieve anonymity through Whirlpool, its...

Feb 16 2021

Latest Umbrel Update Further Improves Bitcoin Privacy, Self-Sovereignty

This week, open-source Bitcoin and Lightning Network node developer Umbrel released a significant update to its operating system, bringing a list of notable improvements to its wallet and UX, plus several additions to its celebrated Umbrel App Store. The Umbrel App Store was released December 2020 and has brought single-click...

Education Is The Best Bitcoin Investment

The tech industry abounds with buzzwords and acronyms that seem, at times, designed to exclude the ordinary user. But “UX” isn’t one of these mere buzzwords. User experience is one of the rare bits of tech shorthand that actually mean something to our customers and clients because everybody knows what bad UX looks like. But sometimes, great UX isn’t all that it seems,...

Feb 08 2021

Unboxing And Review: Hodlr Disk

In this Bitcoin Magazine unboxing, Christian Keroles took a...

Jan 20 2021

Bitcoiners Run Hardware

The internet, which is the network we currently use for our Bitcoin needs, was supposed to be decentralized, verifiable and private. But after decades of choosing comfort, ease and speed, the internet today is actually quite centralized, with millions of websites and services’ information stored in a few data centers, all of them served by a very limited number of regulated, or even...

Jan 12 2021

Achieving Bitcoin Anonymity Through Mixers

This is a promoted article provided by BitMix.Biz A bitcoin mixer, also known as a bitcoin blender or tumbler, is a service designed to ensure the anonymity of Bitcoin transactions using a special mixing algorithm where bitcoin from several sources are combined and mixed to rid coins of compromising traces of past transactions to hide their origin and protect the privacy and...

Jan 07 2021

Jan 04 2021

Not Your Node, Not Your Validation

When you run your own Bitcoin node, you don’t have to rely on a third party to broadcast, propagate, validate or confirm your transactions. The post Not Your Node, Not Your Validation appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.

Proof Of Keys: A Critical Test For Bitcoin

Proof of Keys day was initially created as a test for exchanges and other third-party custodians — a way for individuals to ensure that third parties holding bitcoin weren’t operating as a fractional reserve. Let’s face it: It’s likely that many third-party bitcoin custodians are doing just that, and Proof of Keys day is unlikely to change anything. It’s time for this Bitcoin...

Dec 24 2020

Dec 14 2020

A Fraud Risk Management Framework For The Bitcoin Ecosystem

With the growth of Bitcoin’s popularity, more businesses are starting to accept it as a mode of payment. As with any financial asset, increased acceptance is coupled with a rise in fraud attacks. Although Bitcoin was designed so that transactions are publicly verified, the Bitcoin ecosystem will always witness attempts at double spending as a primary way of committing fraud on the network....

Dec 07 2020

We Must Solve Bitcoin’s Custody UX Problem

Twelve years is the blink of an eye in historical terms, but it’s an eternity in tech. Just look at the cellphone, which went from niche accessory to absolute necessity in under a decade. Still, new technologies don’t always soar immediately: it took a quarter of a century for the humble washing machine to reach even half of U.S. homes. This Halloween marked...

Nov 30 2020

Nov 24 2020

Nov 23 2020

Everything You Need to Use Bitcoin Safely, From Beginner to Expert

This is a promoted article provided by SatoshiLabs. To succeed, Bitcoin must be attractive and intuitive to all kinds of users. Making an ecosystem that serves everyone’s needs equally is a significant undertaking, but it’s made much easier through collaboration. There are four fundamental tiers of user that need to be defined if they are to be protected, each building on the foundations...

Nov 12 2020

Nov 09 2020

Don’t Fall For The Biggest Mistake In Bitcoin

Bitcoin is highly technically-secure as a protocol, meaning that there is only one reason why you’d ever lose your coins: human error. As with many things, people are the biggest security vulnerability in Bitcoin and, as we know, humans are far harder to fix than code. Two stories from last month showed how far we are from solving Bitcoin’s security challenge. At the...

Nov 05 2020

Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Announced, Focusing On Privacy Ahead Of Mass Adoption

Wasabi Wallet, a privacy-focused Bitcoin wallet, today announced Wasabi Wallet 2.0. It expects the product to release sometime in the next three to 14 months. Wasabi Wallet is a free and open-source desktop wallet that leverages CoinJoin mixing to obscure transaction history by combining multiple bitcoin payments from multiple parties into single transactions,...

Oct 26 2020

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