Tag: privacy & security

Oct 26 2020

How Bitcoin Mixers Help Protect Privacy

This is a promoted article provided by bitcoinmix.org. Bitcoin mixers are services that mix BTC from different sources to obscure their transaction history. Using these services, Bitcoiners can protect their privacy and keep prying eyes from assessing the history of their funds or other information about them. Bitcoin addresses are pseudonymous, and don’t inherently reveal the specific real-world identity of their owners, but...

Oct 16 2020

New Civil Liberties Alliance Challenges IRS Collection Of Private Crypto Investment Data

If you’re a bitcoin trader or investor, you’ve probably traded on multiple cryptocurrency exchanges and, for the most part, trusted that those exchanges are keeping your data secure from unlawful data collection just like a bank or credit card provider would. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. On July 15, 2020 (Tax Day this year), New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) filed...

Oct 02 2020

Political Prosecution Of Julian Assange Calls For Nonviolent Cryptographic Defense

On October 1, 2020, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing at the Old Bailey in London came to an end. What unfolded during 18 days of hearings was a Kafkaesque show-trial of a free press, where Assange was placed behind a glass case, unable to have access to his lawyers. This is a war against journalism, and an empire’s assaults on the rights...

Sep 30 2020

As A Privacy Pioneer, Edward Snowden Left A Trail For Bitcoin

This article originally appeared in our Down The Rabbit Hole newsletter. If you want our news and analysis straight to your inbox, make sure you subscribe now! “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The key feature of Bitcoin is that it is free from control...

Aug 24 2020

On September 19, Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin Will Host Full Stack Freedom

Although it represents a revolutionary step in individuals’ ability to gain financial freedom, Bitcoin in and of itself is not enough to achieve complete sovereignty from third parties or central governments. As many adopters of the technology know, Bitcoin is not private or anonymous. For many, basic pseudonymity (as well as Bitcoin’s other advantages) is enough. But for some,...

Aug 20 2020

Video: How To Use Lily Wallet

Aug 20 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  privacy & security

Multisignature (or multisig) bitcoin wallet authorization requires the...

Aug 11 2020

Building on Taproot: Payment Pools Could Be Bitcoin’s Next Layer Two Protocol

This article is about a technological concept based on the proposed Taproot protocol upgrade. If you’re not yet familiar with the basics of how Taproot works, it’s recommended that you first read this explainer....

Aug 03 2020

MyCryptoMixer.com: How to mix your coins using the Best Bitcoin Mixer (Tumbler) in 2020

This is a promoted article provided by MyCryptoMixer If you bought 1 bitcoin (BTC) on March 17, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was roiling financial markets, you would have more than doubled your money by late July, when the value of bitcoin soared past $10,000. Some other cryptocurrency assets such as ether (ETH) and ripple (XRP) have also enjoyed favorable price outlook in...

Jul 28 2020

Foundation Devices Enters The Sovereign Hardware Game With Passport Bitcoin Wallet

A new hardware provider is entering the Bitcoin fray with the launch of a cold storage wallet and some ambitious plans to serve Bitcoiners with a full stack of sovereignty tools. The Boston-based Foundation Devices announced today its new Passport...

Jul 16 2020

As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! Two pieces of Bitcoin news this week seemed to point toward conflicting trends that are central to this era of the technology. As Bitcoin becomes more popular, regulators are seeking ways to monitor its use while, at the...

Jul 15 2020

How the Human Rights Foundation and Casa Hope to Improve Bitcoin Sovereignty Around the World

Perhaps the most important quality of Bitcoin is its ability to provide financial freedom and sovereignty from third party authorities like central banks and governments. In parts of the world, this means the chance to opt out from inherently inflationary and reckless economic policy. In others, it means that Bitcoin can serve as a lifeline from fundamentally broken societies and oppressive regimes. As...

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