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To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Cryptocyclopedia

To Decentralize or not: What Can Bitcoin Learn from Napster and BitTorrent?

Over the past decade, the term “decentralization” has gone from relative obscurity to immense popularity. New technological endeavors, especially those that claim to have anything to do with blockchain technology, usually advertise decentralization as a critical selling point. Ultimately though, the vast majority of ordinary folk neither understand what it means nor has any express inclination to understand its implications….

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Michael DuBose: The U.S. Must Emulate Europe’s Lead on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, News, Regulation, Tech

Michael DuBose: The U.S. Must Emulate Europe’s Lead on Cryptocurrency Regulations

While the European Union (EU) has taken more proactive steps to regulate the region’s cryptocurrency industry, the United States seems to be dragging its feet in the matter. Following Europe Now, a keen industry observer, Michael DuBose, the former chief of Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, has urged the United States to…

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AML and KYC the Correct Tools for Widespread Cryptocurrency Acceptance

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

AML and KYC the Correct Tools for Widespread Cryptocurrency Acceptance

Strict Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) laws need to be enforced for financial regulators and banks to consider cryptocurrencies as a legal tender, observes the Payments Source. Anonymity: A Boon or Bane? While cryptocurrencies have anonymity at the center of their ethos, several countries consider the lack of identity linked to a transaction akin to a criminal doing. For…

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What Is Bitcoin Private and Is it a Good Investment?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

What Is Bitcoin Private and Is it a Good Investment?

In the past twelve months, there have been a number of hard forks from the Bitcoin Blockchain. These forks have resulted in some altcoins bearing the Bitcoin brand name. While some forks have created altcoins with relatively high value, market penetration, and merchant adoption such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH), many have floundered and fallen into near nothingness. What Is Bitcoin…

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BestMixer.io: A New Bitcoin Mixer Enters Market

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BestMixer.io: A New Bitcoin Mixer Enters Market

5/21/2018 – BestMixer.io, a bitcoin mixer, has made its entry into the cryptocurrency mixer market. Cryptocurrency mixers, also known as bitcoin mixers or bitcoin tumblers, serve the purpose of breaking connections between coin senders and coin receivers The idea is to provide coin owners with privacy since all cryptocurrency transactions are recorded on the blockchain registry. The privacy is achieved…

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Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Renewed EU KYC Enforcement May Reinforce Bitcoin Legitimacy

The general theme in the cryptocurrency market in 2018 has been government regulations. In many regions of the world, governments appear to be taking a more serious approach to monitoring the activities of the crypto ecosystem. KYC and AML Procedures The EU has been at the forefront of creating a robust regulatory framework for the burgeoning crypto market with a…

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Coincheck Stops Support for 3 Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies: Monero, Dash and Zcash

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Coincheck Stops Support for 3 Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies: Monero, Dash and Zcash

Coincheck, the Japanese-based cryptocurrency exchange platform is taking steps to shore up its security protocols following the devastating January crypto hack. In what is perhaps the worst hack in the history of the crypto market, hackers stole more than $550 million in NEM coins. As part of its response, the platform is putting a stop to its support for Monero,…

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Users Beware: Dash Ransomware “GandCrab” of Russian Origin Infecting PDF Files

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Users Beware: Dash Ransomware “GandCrab” of Russian Origin Infecting PDF Files

There’s a new ransomware on the loose, targeting unsuspecting victims’ computers by way of malicious downloadable PDF files. Before delving any deeper, BTCManager reminds all readers to exercise the utmost precaution while downloading PDF files from unknown senders. What is GandCrab? The looming threat came into the limelight after LMNTRIX, an Australian cybersecurity firm, published a report earlier in February…

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Bitcoin No Longer the Fraudster’s Favorite

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitcoin No Longer the Fraudster’s Favorite

Persistent complaints from users about slow processing, excessive fees and the volatility-exhaustion that defines the currency at present are coming to a fore. It’s a sentiment that sees users looking elsewhere for other, perhaps “better” cryptocurrencies. Difficult to Rob Hodler’s A somewhat obtuse sign of this movement is that cybercriminals are also being swayed by the sentiment. Many are gravitating…

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What is Kovri and Why is it Important for Monero?

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

What is Kovri and Why is it Important for Monero?

In a recent OpenHours episode released August 17, several Monero contributors joined the show to talk about the Kovri project. The project aims to further improve the privacy of the Monero network by making it virtually impossible to deduct any information about transactions. Also, Kovri may potentially become the go-to method to hide IP addresses. Kovri’s Resonance with Monero Kovri…

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