Tag: privacy coin

Apr 29 2022

Edward Snowden Helped Create Zcash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Edward Snowden has revealed that he was part of the Zcash development team Snowden took part in ‘the ceremony’ which launched the cryptocurrency The Moscow resident appeared in a Zcash video yesterday Edward Snowden yesterday revealed how...

Apr 07 2022

The Case For Privacy Coins

Reading Time: 6 minutes Increasing reliance on electronic payment systems, but their decline in use of physical cash has dire implications for society. Governments plan to issue central bank digital currencies (CBDcs), but their use could threaten individual privacy à la George...

Dec 08 2021

What is Zcash (ZEC)? Why are Investors Buying ZEC?

Privacy coins are the rise of digital conventions of currency like Bitcoin. This article is all about one Privacy coin like Zcash. Bitcoin exchanges are obscure as the keeper of every wallet is nameless, still, every exchange is declared...

Nov 24 2021

Nov 22 2021

Zcash to Move to Proof-of-Stake Within Three Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Zcash will move from a proof-of-work to a proof-of- stake consensus mechanism as part of a new three-year roadmap Zcash will also have an official wallet and will increase interoperability Electric Coin Company said it envisages Zcash being a...

Aug 03 2021

Apr 30 2021

Improved Privacy as Firo Reactivates Its Lelantus Protocol

Privacy-centered digital asset Firo, formerly known as Zcoin, has announced the reinstatement of its Lelantus protocol. According to Firo, this move closely follows its recently completed hard fork and the launch of Firo v14.6.0. The reactivation of...

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 14 2021

Powerful Privacy Protocol Lelantus Activated on Firo Mainnet

Lelantus, the privacy protocol that brings “on-by-default” privacy to Firo (previously Zcoin) mainnet activated on 14 January 2021. According to the official blog, the upgrade went live on block 336888. Lelantus introduces a burn-and-redeem model to any number of coins on Firo. Effectively, this ensures the transactions between official Firo wallets remain private by default. According to Firo project steward Reuben Yap, Lelantus...

Jan 04 2021

Bittrex Privacy Coins Delistings a Sign of Things to Come?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bittrex will be delisting three privacy coins in two weeks time No reason has been given for the delisting, with some wondering if regulations are imminent The U.S. has not suggested it will ban privacy coins The news that Bittrex will be...

Nov 11 2020

Privacy Coins Monero and Dash Delisted by ShapeShift

Reading Time: 2 minutes ShapeShift has delisted the Monero and Dash privacy coins The exchange did not announce the move Privacy coins have been targeted by authorities for their money laundering capabilities ShapeShift has delisted...

Oct 21 2020

Zcoin (XZC) Next-generation Privacy Protocol Testnet Live!

Zcoin, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency announced the testnet launch of its next-generation privacy protocol Lelantus on October 20. According to Ruben Yap, Project Steward Zcoin, Lelantus pushes the boundaries of privacy. It employs technology that supports very high practical anonymity and helps make transactions untraceable with a single click. At the core, Zcoin Lelantus allows users to destroy any amounts of coins and partially...

Oct 15 2020

Chainalysis CEO – Privacy Coins Serve “Crime Syndicates”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager has said that privacy coins such as Monero and Zcash have a limited use case in the future Gronager says that they won’t see widespread use and will remain “niche” Chainalysis is a pioneer in blockchain analytics...

Oct 01 2020

Chainalysis Wins $625,000 IRS Monero-cracking Contract

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chainalysis has won one of two contracts from the IRS to create tracing tools for Monero The IRS advertised for candidates last month and has selected Chainalsysis and Integra, a Texas-based company Monero transactions have been almost impossible...

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