Cashshuffle Launches, Bringing Greater Privacy to the BCH Ecosystem

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On March 27, the development team behind the privacy-centric protocol Cashshuffle announced the official launch of the platform using the Electron Cash wallet. Anyone can use the latest Electron Cash version 4.0 with Cashshuffle and the implementation will also be added to the Bitcoin.com wallet and Badger client soon. Also read: Examine the Token Universe…

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

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On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins…

Bank of Spain Report: Bitcoin Is a Solution for a System Without Censorship

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A recent report published by the Bank of Spain states that Bitcoin is a solution for the creation of a system without censorship. This is in contrast to public comments made by most central bankers who are prone to attack cryptocurrency with little insight into why it is needed.    Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was…

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

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Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.

Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web Giants

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Consumers and enterprises are exiting centralized web platforms amid growing concerns over unwarranted data sharing. Loss of privacy and data leakage are the primary drivers leading users away from web giants such as Google and Facebook. In some cases, disaffected users are seeking out decentralized alternatives that facilitate personal data ownership. Also read: Feed 7 Different…

Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

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This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides…

Zcoin Implements ASIC Resistant Merkle Tree Proof (MTP) Crypto Mining

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Today, Zcoin implemented a new mining algorithm that hampers FPGA, ASIC, and botnet mining. Merkle Tree proof of work (MTP) has the potential to move cryptocurrency mining away from huge farms and back into the hands of crypto enthusiasts, once again decentralizing mining. Merkle Tree proof of work mining is a solution implemented to remedy…

TRON Ramping Up Privacy, Adopting zk-SNARKs from Zcash

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In an interview, Justin Sun, the Founder and CEO of TRON, discusses how the platform will implement Zcash’s zk-SNARKs cryptography in Q1 of 2019. Such a move would bring users greater anonymity and privacy. On Nov. 28th episode of The Bad Crypto Podcast, co-host Rachel Wolfson interviews Justin Sun on the progress of TRON’s technology…

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

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Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it’s not a cryptocurrency.