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Crypto Exchange Binance Points out a Dusting Attack Against Litecoin

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance claims that a dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin, Litecoin (LTC). A large scale attack against privacyThe official Twitter exchange of cryptocurrency exchange Binance claimed that a major attack against users of altcoin Litecoin took place yesterday...

How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle

As blockchain surveillance becomes more prevalent, cryptocurrency advocates have created ways to make digital currency transactions more private. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has an application called Cashshuffle, which allows users to shuffle their BCH with other fractions of BCH to obfuscate the transaction..

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, ..

Samourai Wallet: Wasabi’s CoinJoin Management Lacks Privacy

News The official Samourai Wallet Telegram account raised concerns over the alleged lack of privacy ensured by the CoinJoin implementation of competing wallet Wasabi on July 18. According to Samourai Wallet, Wasabi wallet CoinJoin transactions are often not as private as they are purported to be...
Fugitive John McAfee Plans Ambitious Cuban Cryptocurrency Project

Fugitive John McAfee Plans Ambitious Cuban Cryptocurrency Project

The founder of the antivirus software industry is currently in Cuba evading American revenue enforcement agents, but this situation has not stopped him from making lofty cryptocurrency plans. John David McAfee believes that the...

Privacy-Focused Coin Zcash Forks Into New Blockchain Network Ycash

News Privacy-focused digital currency Zcash (ZEC) has forked into a new blockchain network dubbed Ycash, whose total supply amounts to 21 million coins. According to a tweet by the Ycash Foundation, the first block of Ycash was mined today, July 19, at 7:36:51 PM PDT. Ycash forked off Zcash blockc..

US Treasury Secretary Says Cash Is Not Laundered As Much As Bitcoin Is

News Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the authority will be preventing Bitcoin (BTC) from becoming an “equivalent of Swiss-numbered bank accounts.” U.S. secretary of the treasury to closely monitor Bitcoin regardless of priceIn a press briefing reported by CNBC on July 18, Mnuchin criti..

Tor Project’s Bitcoin Crowdfunding Campaign Hits Goal in 25 Hrs

News Tor Project’s new Bitcoin (BTC)-based crowdfunding campaign has reached the softcap of $10,000 in 25 hours after the launch. The new crowdfunding program, known as BitcoinForTor, was launched on July 15 in collaboration with open-source payment processor BTCPay Server. By July 16, the project..

CBDCs Hold No Interest Without Full Anonymity: Banxico Deputy Governor

News Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) will not hold much interest for the general public unless they provide full anonymity, the deputy governor of Mexico's central bank has argued. The executive’s remarks were published by the Bank for International Settlements on July 11. Javier Calaf..

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

News Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incide..

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