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Tor Project Now Accepts Bitcoin Over Lightning Network

News The Tor Project, the nonprofit organization behind the anonymous network Tor, announced that it now accepts Bitcoin (BTC) donations via the Lightning Network. The organization announced on Nov. 19 that it will accept Lightning Network donations as part of Bitcoin Tuesday, a fundraising initia..

Privacy Coin Grin Deemed Inept After Early Bitcoin Adopter Backs Project

Earlier this year, two altcoin projects, Grin and Beam, made waves in the cryptocurrency community; even some hardline Bitcoin maximalists, known for detesting cryptocurrencies, showed some interest in the project. Also, many claimed that the launch of these new digital assets would spell the end f..

Grin Devs Respond: Mimblewimble Privacy Isn’t ‘Fundamentally Flawed’

News The developers of privacy-centric cryptocurrency Grin (GRIN) have hit back at the fundamental claims of an article purporting to have “broken” the coin’s privacy model. In a Medium blog post published on Nov. 19, Grin core dev Daniel Lehnberg argued that the so-called breakage did not go beyo..

Researcher Breaks Grin’s ‘Privacy’ Spending Just $60 Per Week

News Mimblewimble, a privacy-focused blockchain protocol, is allegedly not private at all. According to an expert at blockchain research firm Dragonfly Research, Mimblewimble's privacy is fundamentally flawed, which he reportedly proved by discovering the exact addresses of senders and recipi..

Visa Works on Blockchain System for Joint Computation of Large-Scale Private Data

News International payment network Visa is working on a blockchain-based system for joint policy-compliant computation of large-scale private data. Visa Research — the research and development arm of Visa that focuses on data analytics, security and payment innovation — released a paper describing..

Samsung SDS to Use Zero-Knowledge Proofs on Business Blockchain

News Samsung SDS, the IT arm of tech giant Samsung, has integrated QEDIT’s zero-knowledge proof solution (ZKP) to its Nexledger blockchain. By applying ZKP, Samsung SDS intends to provide a higher level of privacy for users of its enterprise blockchain platform Nexledger, QEDIT said in a press rel..

Expert: Bitcoin May ‘Crash to Zero’ Because of Institutional Adoption

BlockShow Bitcoin (BTC) price could “crash to zero” in the event of mass adoption by institutions, an industry expert has warned. Speaking at Cointelegraph’s ongoing BlockShow conference on Nov. 14, Dr. Pavel Kravchenko, CEO and co-founder at Distributed Lab and author of “Blockchain and Decentral..

Grin Receives Anonymous 50 BTC Donation, Sparking Satoshi Rumors

News Privacy-centric coin Grin received an anonymous 50 Bitcoin (BTC) donation to its General Fund on Nov. 11, sparking a bizarre rumor that the generous soul behind it was Satoshi. The donation, announced the same day by Grin on Twitter, was made via crypto exchange Coinbase by a donor who expres..

Zcash Creator Donates Company Trademark to the Zcash Foundation

News Electric Coin Company (ECC) has donated the Zcash trademark to the Zcash Foundation. ECC created and launched the privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) in 2016, and will now own the trademark bilaterally with the corresponding foundation. ECC and the Zcash Foundation have been in negotia..

CipherTrace Urges Crypto Companies to Prepare for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

In depth For better or for worse, the cryptocurrency space is coming of age. Since Bitcoin’s rise to mainstream prominence in 2015, there has been increasing recognition of digital assets from government agencies around the world. In turn, new regulations are being imposed to control the way crypt..

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