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China To Start Censoring Blockchain Companies From February 2019

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

China To Start Censoring Blockchain Companies From February 2019

The censorship branch of the Chinese government has approved a policy that requires blockchain-based services to censor content and allow the country’s law enforcement to access its data and the identity of their users, Reuters reported on January 10, 2019. China’s Internet Watchdog Removes Anonymity from Blockchain A policy that will require blockchain companies to register the identities of their…

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PIVX Becomes First Anonymous PoS Coin to Launch iOS Wallet

Category: Altcoins, Development, News, wallet

PIVX Becomes First Anonymous PoS Coin to Launch iOS Wallet

The popular privacy-centric digital currency PIVX announced the long-awaited release of its dedicated iOS mobile wallet. Due to the tight guidelines that Apple places on cryptocurrency apps, the release of the new iOS wallet not only marks a milestone for PIVX but also for the entire cryptocurrency community as PIVX becomes the first anonymous proof-of-stake (PoS) coin to receive approval…

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Samourai Wallet Releases Direct APK Download after Google Play Disables Update

Category: Bitcoin, Development, News, wallet

Samourai Wallet Releases Direct APK Download after Google Play Disables Update

On January 7, 2019, Samourai Wallet posted that they were being forced to omit three key features from their privacy-centric bitcoin wallet. According to reports, Google Play asked the three-year-old firm to remove Stealth Mode, SIM Switch Defense, and Remote SMS Commands before uploading Samourai’s 0.99.04 update to the platform. Finding the omissions too grave, the wallet provider released a…

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Monero Becomes Exclusive Cryptocurrency at Fortnite’s Merch Store

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Entertainment, News

Monero Becomes Exclusive Cryptocurrency at Fortnite’s Merch Store

The official merchandise store for Fortnite, a popular video game, has started accepting Monero (XMR) as its exclusive cryptocurrency, the company announced in a tweet on January 1, 2019. Fortnite’s Merch Store Exclusively Accepts Monero Retail Row, the supporting retail store for Fortnite, the most popular video game in the world, has started accepting cryptocurrency payments in the privacy-centric Monero…

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Crypto Privacy Part 1: Bitcoin, Tumblers, and Privacy in the Digital Age

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Crypto Privacy Part 1: Bitcoin, Tumblers, and Privacy in the Digital Age

As private enterprises gather around the tracking possibilities of pseudo-anonymous Bitcoin, the crypto community is becoming all too aware of the necessity of privacy applications. Such a need has generated bushels of altcoins each hoping to outdo the last. Much graver implications than a booming market cap, however, are at stake. A society that lacks fundamental privacy apertures is likely…

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Samourai Wallet Introduces Coin Tracking Service Ricochet

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Development, News, wallet

Samourai Wallet Introduces Coin Tracking Service Ricochet

Samourai wallet has introduced a new privacy feature that prevents coin tracking services from freezing users’ funds and blocking their accounts, looking to tap into the market of those looking for complete privacy, the company explained in their blog post back in January 2017. The Problem with Bitcoin Blacklists Ever since its launch in 2015, the Samourai wallet has been…

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Comcast to Introduce a Blockchain-Based Solution for Increasing Data Privacy

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Comcast to Introduce a Blockchain-Based Solution for Increasing Data Privacy

Telecommunications giant Comcast will integrate blockchain technology to better match audience-generated data with thousands of advertising partners, reported Adweek on December 22, 2018. Peer-to-Peer Media Blockchain The Philadelphia-based company is partnering with mass media player Viacom, and advertising solutions provider Spectrum Reach to develop an enterprise-grade private blockchain network. The offering will focus on providing targeted ads to viewers while…

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Developer’s Delight: Layer1 Capital Acquires $2.1 Million from Peter Thiel and Others

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, Finance, Investment, News

Developer’s Delight: Layer1 Capital Acquires $2.1 Million from Peter Thiel and Others

San Francisco-based investing firm Layer1 Capital announced on December 19, 2018, the acquisition of $2.1 million in funds from various investing partners. The investment firm is looking to become the “category-defining” investment firm for blockchain projects. Peter Thiel, Digital Currency Group, and Jeffrey Tarrant According to reports from BusinessWire, Layer1 will be looking to stimulate projects via an active investment…

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A Deep Dive into AZTEC Protocol: Providing Privacy on the Ethereum Network

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, News

A Deep Dive into AZTEC Protocol: Providing Privacy on the Ethereum Network

Privacy concerns have become major topics in the cryptocurrency community in recent times. These concerns have led to an increase in the popularity, usage, as well as the value of the leading privacy-centric digital currencies. In the same grain, the developer community has been consumed with introducing features that support confidential transactions in the prominent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and…

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Australian Anti-Encryption Bill Reminds the Globe “Why Crypto?”

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Australian Anti-Encryption Bill Reminds the Globe “Why Crypto?”

The Australian government has passed a controversial anti-encryption bill that allows law authorities to forcefully access sensitive consumer data encrypted by popularly-used technology companies and social applications, reported The Hacker News on December 10, 2018. Data Down Under Formally known as the “Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018,” the act means law enforcers can ask companies like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp,…

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