Tag: privacy

Aug 15 2022

Monero enhances privacy, security features with new upgrade

Aug 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  monero privacy

Monero (XMR) completed a hard fork that improved its security and privacy features on August 13. Congratulations on a successful network upgrade!...

NordVPN Review: The Best VPN Service Available?

NordVPN is one of the leaders in the world of VPN services, they pride themselves on their offering which aims to provide complete privacy, internet freedom, and advanced security features. NordVPN describes a VPN as being an encrypted tunnel designed for online traffic, which is hack-proof and provides an extra layer of security and privacy [...] The post NordVPN Review: The Best VPN...

AVG VPN Review: Not The Best Provider, Slow Speeds & Will Share Your Logs

Our VPN reviews are here to help you make an informed decision before committing to a service provider. We review all of the top VPN providers to find out who has the better offering. If you're in the market for online protection, then we have a comprehensive list of VPN providers. We measure all of [...] The post AVG VPN Review: Not The...

Avast Secureline VPN Review: Complete Beginner’s Guide

In today's fast-paced online world, you need a VPN to hide your identity from hackers, and the snooping gaze of your internet service provider. Using a VPN is the safe way of browsing the internet; without it, your computer risks attack from online criminals. Avast is well-known for its free antivirus software that does an [...] The post Avast Secureline VPN Review: Complete...

CyberGhost VPN Review: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Founded in 2011, CyberGhost is a Romanian-based firm offering one of the best VPN services available. The company has a strong focus on value pricing models, server selection, and user-friendly operation with outstanding complimentary features. With more than 3,600 servers in its network, spanned across more than 58-countries, CyberGhost allows for the connection of up [...] The post CyberGhost VPN Review: Complete Beginner's...

Aug 13 2022

Bitcoin Fedimints Offer Privacy In Exchange For Trust And Custody

Ben Carman and Tony Ronning break down how the Lightning Network functions and what to expect in the coming years from Bitcoin and Lightning.Watch This Episode On YouTube Or...

Crypto Reacts: Arrest Of The Alleged Tornado Cash Developer, A Watershed Moment

What’s the story around Tornado Cash? The U.S. Department of the Treasury made its case in a press release, but the question still lingers. Because, as many people have pointed out, Tornado Cash is not an institution. It's a smart contract in the Ethereum blockchain and, according to US law, code is supposed to be speech. Are they challenging that? To make things...

Aug 12 2022

Tornado Cash Sanctioned. Did the Government Overstep Its Bounds? – Ep. 384

Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center, talks about Tornado Cash, why it was sanctioned, and what this means for privacy in crypto. Show highlights: what Blender.io is and how it relates to Tornado Cash how hackers have used Tornado Cash to launder money whether the Office of Foreign Assets Control made a mistake, according to Jerry how...

Aug 11 2022

The War On Financial Privacy Is Escalating

The stakes have never been higher. The state is losing its grasp of control over the people and it is doubling down on utter incompetence and nefariousness.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1248: “The privacy wars have escalated.” Sign up for the newsletter here....

Aug 09 2022

Circle says freezing wallets went against its beliefs of an open internet

Aug 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  privacy regulation

USDC stablecoin issuer Circle released a statement to clarify its stance after freezing all ETH addresses affected by the U.S. Treasury Department's sanction against Tornado...

US vows to ‘aggressively pursue’ crypto mixers following Tornado Cash sanctions

Aug 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  crime culture people politics privacy

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that the administration would continue to "aggressively pursue" crypto mixers suspected of laundering illicit funds. We’ll continue to aggressively pursue actions against currency mixers laundering virtual currency for criminals....

Erik Voorhees urges MakerDAO community to exit USDC positions after Tornado Cash sanctions

Aug 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture daos people politics privacy

Shapeshift CEO and founder Erik Voorhees recommended the MakerDAO community take precautionary measures after the U.S. Treasury sanctioned Tornado Cash. Specifically, Voorhees advised MakerDAO users to remove their USDC collateral and convert the funds into another stablecoin. But he stopped short of advocating a more censorship-resistant choice....

Aug 08 2022

Circle ‘blacklists’ all Tornado Cash ETH addresses effectively freezing USDC

Aug 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  legal people politics privacy regulation

Circle's USDC has "blacklisted" all Ethereum addresses owned by Tornado Cash listed in the US Treasury Department's sanction against the protocol. A...

Vitalik suggests private NFTs using ‘stealth addresses’ to hide the owner’s identity

Aug 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts privacy technology tokens

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin suggests the idea of private NFTs whereby the owner would not be known through blockchain data. The concept was added to an Ethereum Research post focused on adding an "ERC721 Extension for zk-SNARKs." Idea: stealth addresses for...

Aug 03 2022

An Argument Against KYC Bitcoin That Everyone Can Understand

Aug 03 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture kyc marty's bent opinion privacy

The reasons that KYC should never be the default are obvious when examined from a lens of security and privacy.This is an opinion editorial by Heady Wook, privacy advocate and contributor to Bitcoin Magazine.IntroductionIn the Bitcoin white paper, Satoshi Nakamoto cited the need for a cash system over the internet without the need for a trusted...

Jul 25 2022

How To Maintain Privacy When Spending Mixed Bitcoin

Jul 25 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  anonymity feature guides mixing privacy

Mixing bitcoin using Whirpool can achieve anonymity. Here are a few tools to help maintain that privacy benefit when spending.Considerations should be made when spending Whirlpool unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) so that the anonymity benefits of mixing your bitcoin are kept intact. There are transaction tools that help you spend your post-mix bitcoin in a way that maintains anonymity, each tool offers...

China to respect privacy of digital yuan users, eyes more adoption

Jul 25 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  cbdcs china digital yuan privacy

A senior Chinese central bank official, Mu Changchun, said the country will respect digital yuan users' privacy and protect their personal information, Reuters reported on July 25. According to Changchun, the...

Making Lightning Payments Private Again With pLN

pLN is a new wallet project that aims to make it easy for users to follow the “happy path” of making bitcoin payments privately on Lightning.A version of this article was originally published on BC1984.“Citadel Dispatch” episode 70, "...

Jul 23 2022

Using Bitcoin To Establish VPN Connections Without Trusted Third Parties

A Bitcoin VPN allows two or more parties to discover each other and be able to communicate privately over the public internet without trust.This is an opinion editorial by Moustafa Amin, a technology leader with more than 20 years of professional experience across large organizations, service providers and telephone companies.Bitcoin is undoubtedly the world’s newest form of money....

Jul 22 2022

Polygon launches Nightfall to provide enterprise solutions via ZKP tech

Jul 22 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  layer2 privacy technology

Polygon's Head of Enterprise, Antoni Martin, gave the keynote speech at the 2022 EY Global Blockchain Summit and introduced Polygon...

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