100 Bitcoin Users Perform What Might Be Largest ‘CoinJoin’ Transaction Ever

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The startup behind the privacy-centric bitcoin app Wasabi Wallet recently brought together 100 people to collectively execute a “CoinJoin” transaction.

Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Quits After Bestmixer Takedown

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On May 27, cryptocurrency supporters learned that the anonymous BTC mixer Bitcoin Blender would be shutting down. The news follows the recent closure of Bestmixer.io after it was seized by global law enforcement. Also read: Plea Bargain Means Silk Road 2 Admin Will Likely See No Prison Time Bitcoin Blender Bows Out Another popular bitcoin…

Bitcoin Cash Privacy Has Improved in Leaps and Bounds

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Over the last few years, privacy has become of great importance to digital asset enthusiasts as law enforcement has cracked down on money transmitters, seized coin shuffling services, and blockchain analysis has increased significantly. To thwart this, some bitcoiners have turned to mixing applications that utilize the Coinjoin protocol and other methods of obfuscation. However,…

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

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Facebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s…

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…