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Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News, Tech

Research Exposes Flaws in Cryptocurrencies based on the Zerocoin Protocol

A new analysis, titled ‘Burning Zerocoins for fun and profit,’ exposes several flaws in Zerocoin, a technology that aims to improve anonymity and used by several cryptocurrencies. The study was published by the Chair of Applied Cryptography on April 12, 2018. The German authors said, “We identified critical coding issues in a software library implementing Zerocoin, allowing an attacker to…

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After Launching Massive ICO, Telegram Is Now Banned in Russia

Category: Altcoins, Business, News, Regulation

After Launching Massive ICO, Telegram Is Now Banned in Russia

Just weeks after launching one of the most successful ICOs ever, Telegram is to be banned in Russia. The ruling came after the company refused to yield encryption keys to the Russian authorities and Moscow has now ordered telecommunications companies to block the app. Why Telegram? Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said they need the keys to monitor the messages…

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Website Threatens To Make Email Password Public, Demands Bitcoin as Ransom

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, News

Website Threatens To Make Email Password Public, Demands Bitcoin as Ransom

In another attempt to leak confidential personal data, an anonymous developer has built a malicious copy of the famous breached passwords database “Have I been pwned.” Fraudsters ‘Hijack’ Passwords Similar to “Have I Been Pwned,” the malware initially lets one check if his/her associated email address has been breached previously. However, it also shows leaked passwords of the breached accounts,…

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Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Cryptocurrencies Need A ZeroNet “Zite”: Starting with Monero, Here’s Why

In the past month, several social media platforms took a harsh stand against cryptocurrencies and placed indefinite bans on cryptocurrency advertisements, effectively cutting any chance of relevant information reaching out to the world. However, the future of decentralized assets may lie in a similar decentralized platform; ZeroNet. Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrencies and ICOs In 2018, several countries and financial institutions…

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That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, News

That Old Chesnut: Monero Steams Ahead Despite ‘Broken Privacy’ Allegations

Cryptocurrencies had been originally launched with the vision of being decentralized, digital and anonymous replacements of fiat currency. However, when the veil of anonymity was lifted from Bitcoin’s blockchain, it was widely speculated that Monero would be leading the industry regarding privacy. The Monero development team were so confident about that, in fact, that they claimed it was near impossible…

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Privacy Issues Loom Large as Legislation Allows Greater Access – To You

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation, Tech

Privacy Issues Loom Large as Legislation Allows Greater Access – To You

The recently amended federal spending bill in the U.S. has provisions that substantially decrease the barriers to law enforcement agencies entitlement to a person’s emails, documents and anything else available electronically, regardless of international borders. The bill has raised eyebrows in the cryptocurrency community, as another example of the heavy-handedness of the government and encroachment on individual rights. Particl, an…

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New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

New European Privacy Laws Could Spell Doom for Blockchain Businesses

A new set of regulations concerning data protection could have a negative impact on blockchain applications in the European Union (EU). One of the fundamental operational premises of most blockchain-based applications is in danger of being against a new European law on privacy. The record of transactions on most blockchains can be viewed by the network participants. These records are…

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NSA Keeping Close Eye on Bitcoin, According to Leaked Snowden Documents

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

NSA Keeping Close Eye on Bitcoin, According to Leaked Snowden Documents

Conspiracy theorists delight! According to documents obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have prioritized tracking the activity of Bitcoin users as early as 2013. The Intercept reported on March 20 that Edward Snowden had supplied classified documents, dated March 15, 2013, which indicate that “Bitcoin is #1 Priority” for surveillance. The NSA has unrivaled access…

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What is Particl (PART) and Is It a Good Investment?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What is Particl (PART) and Is It a Good Investment?

In today’s economy, data is a highly important aspect for businesses looking to succeed. Individuals have their information collected by the entities that they interact with, sometimes without their knowledge or permission. Surveillance capitalism is a profitable business, as is evidenced by the profits realised by corporations like Facebook and Google. Unfortunately, this does not translate to good news for…

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What is MAST and How Does it Improve Bitcoin?

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

What is MAST and How Does it Improve Bitcoin?

While bitcoin is the most popular and largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, it has a relatively simple blockchain which is unable to support some of the features that have made some of its successors popular. Introducing MAST In an effort to increase speeds as well as reduce the fees associated with transactions, the Segregated Witness (SegWit) update was added to…

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