Tag: privacy

Mar 31 2021

Sienna to Join the Secret Network Ecosystem

Privacy-focused DeFi protocol Sienna is scheduled to launch next month. The protocol is focused on facilitating privacy-centered lending, borrowing, and trading activities. To achieve this, it has enlisted the support of blockchain platform Secret Network. Secret Network will provide the Sienna DeFi protocol with top-notch privacy at all times. According to the official...

Mar 29 2021

“Probably The Largest KYC Data Leak In History” Demonstrates The Importance Of Bitcoin Privacy

Mar 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  business hack kyc privacy

The alleged hack has left millions of users’ personal data — including passwords and addresses — available for 1.5 BTC on the dark web.As much as 8.2 terabytes of personal information data has allegedly leaked from users of India-based MobiKwik mobile payment’s wallet application and onto the dark web, according to a report from...

Mar 26 2021

How To Use Stonewallx2, A Privacy-Enhancing Bitcoin Transaction Tool From Samourai Wallet

Mar 26 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  guides privacy samourai stonewallx2

This guide will walk you through using the privacy-enhancing bitcoin transaction tool Stonewallx2, developed by Samourai Wallet.This article explains a privacy-enhancing transaction tool called Stonewallx2. Developed by Samourai Wallet, this tool can be used to collaborate in cahoots transactions to create decoy bitcoin outputs....

Mar 02 2021

Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

Bitcoin is not entirely anonymous. In reality, it is pseudonymous because each user has a public address that theoretically could be traced back to an IP address or exchange account (and by proxy, an actual identity) through proper network...

Mar 01 2021

What Are Bitcoin Mixers?

Bitcoin mixers are solutions (software or services) that let users mix their coins with other users, in order to preserve their privacy.While Bitcoin addresses are “pseudonymous” — meaning, they don’t, in themselves, reveal the identity of their owner...

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.

Tezos Adds Support for Private Transactions and DeFi Contracts

Feb 16 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  defi edo privacy technology tezos

Tezos's new upgrade supports private transactions while building a niche for DeFi applications. Tezos Promotes Privacy and Composable Contracts Nomadic Labs, Marigold, DaiLambda, and Metastate announced the new protocol upgrade named "Edo,"...

Feb 10 2021

Anti-Privacy Regulations Pose Risks for Crypto Investors, Bank of America Says

Cryptocurrencies "challenge the ability of governments to levy taxes and to control capital flows more broadly," the report says.

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 03 2021

How Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Will Improve Technology Across Bitcoin’s Software Stack

Feb 03 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin coinswap multisig privacy ptlcs

Scaling, privacy and custody software will all benefit from Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in years.

US Navy Couple Charged With Selling 9,000 Stolen Identities for Bitcoin

Feb 03 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin crime identity news policy & regulation

Prosecutors allege the pair used their positions in the U.S. Navy to steal and sell personal information of 9,000 people.

Feb 02 2021

Litecoin’s MimbleWimble privacy upgrade is ready to roll on March 15

Feb 02 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis ltcusd price watch privacy

The Litecoin MimbleWimble (MW) lead developer, David Burkett, has given a progress update on the project. He mentioned improvements to do with stealth addresses, as well as enhancements to the wallet interface. But crucially, Burkett puts a date of March 15 for when he can hand it over to the community for review....

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.

Feb 01 2021

Is India About to Ban Cryptocurrency? Here’s What We Know

Feb 01 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ban india privacy regulation

India may be getting ready to ban all cryptocurrency. According to an official bulletin published by the Indian Parliament, the political institution is considering introducing legislation that would prohibit all private cryptocurrencies while creating the infrastructure for a digital rupee. According to the Lok Sabha Bulletin, the legislation by the name of “Cryptocurrency and Regulation [...] The post Is India About to Ban...

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

We Have Entered the Age of Anonymous Crypto

Jan 25 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  encryption opinion people privacy privacy coins

Spurred by an information crisis and compounding global unrest, privacy has entered public consciousness.

Jan 22 2021

Social Networks Are the Next Big Decentralization Opportunity

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion privacy social media tech

We have the core tech to enable radically more ethical and beneficial social media networks. Here's what we'll need.

How Phala Network is bringing on-chain privacy to the Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem

Jan 22 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  dotusd privacy technology

The burgeoning Polkadot ecosystem is getting yet another huge use case to its ever-expanding suite of innovative products. Privacy for transactions The cryptocurrency space—far, far before its current form—started out with the ethos of financial inclusion and privacy. This meant transacting in a fully...

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