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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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Stratis’ TumbleBit Wallet Is One Step Closer

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Stratis’ TumbleBit Wallet Is One Step Closer

On August 10, the Stratis Platform team announced the attainment of a major milestone in the development of their Breeze Wallet, which is one of the first implementations of TumbleBit, a protocol to improve Bitcoin’s anonymity. Stratis Marches Forward with Breeze Wallet The new and improved wallet has been in testing since May, and is due for an imminent release,…

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Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

The swift takedown of the darknet markets (DNMs) AlphaBay and Hansa, an announcement to exit the market from Bitmixer and the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for laundering $4 billion have all shown that fungibility is still an area for improvement for Bitcoin. As bitcoin shakes off its shady image, Monero has drawn increased attention. The privacy-focused cryptocurrency experienced an outburst…

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Is Sibcoin a New Dash?

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Is Sibcoin a New Dash?

A Dash fork Sibcoin has hit the headlines a while ago with bold promises of finally bringing cryptocurrencies closer to average people. Initially developed back in 2015 by a group of Russian residents, it sought to appeal to the local cryptocurrency community. However, as the time went by, the cryptocurrency’s popularity has expanded beyond the snowy domain of Siberia where…

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Is the Anonymity-Centric Cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) a Good Investment?

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, News

Is the Anonymity-Centric Cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) a Good Investment?

If you have been part of the bitcoin community for some time, you will be aware of the fact that bitcoin is not as anonymous as the mass media makes it out to be. Due to bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymity, several methods have been developed that are able to link bitcoin users to their wallet addresses. This has become a concern for…

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XMR.TO uses Monero to Offer Bitcoin Users Complete Anonymity

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

XMR.TO uses Monero to Offer Bitcoin Users Complete Anonymity

Monero (XMR) is currently the most untraceable and private digital coin in the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem, allowing you to make payments over the internet with the strongest privacy currently achievable. XMR.TO offers a service allowing you to anonymize bitcoin payments with the altcoin; the founder recently spoke with Monero Monitor to explain the beginnings and future path of the project….

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Anonymous Cryptocurrency PIVX Provides Instantaneous Private Transactions and a Community-based Governance Model

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Anonymous Cryptocurrency PIVX Provides Instantaneous Private Transactions and a Community-based Governance Model

PIVX is an anonymous cryptocurrency that has recently made it into the top 15 largest digital currencies regarding market share, according to CoinMarketCap. In this article, we will look at what features PIVX has, how it differs from its predecessor DASH and what the development team have in store for the future of PIVX. What is PIVX? PIVX (Private Instant…

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Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

On Friday, February 17, the community manager of the cryptocurrency Zcoin (XZC), Reuben Yap, announced in a blog post the discovery of a bug in the anonymous altcoin’s coding that allowed a hacker to get away with over $400,000 worth of cryptocurrency. According to Zcoin’s statement, “a typographical error on a single additional character in code allowed an attacker to…

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ValueShuffle: A Way to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

ValueShuffle: A Way to Improve Bitcoin’s Fungibility

Bitcoin’s privacy concerns have been a hot topic this year. Due to the cryptocurrency’s pseudonymous status, many newcomers to believe its transactions to be untraceable. However, that is not the case. As all bitcoin transactions are publicly recording on the blockchain, there are various ways in which transaction can be traced by linked users’ public bitcoin addresses to them. A…

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OpenBazaar Receives $3 Million, Progresses with v.2.0

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

OpenBazaar Receives $3 Million, Progresses with v.2.0

OpenBazaar, a decentralized network for trading, announced December 13 that they have received funding amounting to $3 million from BlueYard Capital, a Venture Capital fund with a preference to “entrepreneurs looking to upgrade the internet.” Investors Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, who have invested $10 million into crypto hedge fund PolyChain Capital, were also involved. Compared to centralized services…

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