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TOR Integrated Cryptocurrency DeepOnion Coin Picks up where Bitcoin Left Off

Category: Bitcoin, ICO News, Tech

TOR Integrated Cryptocurrency DeepOnion Coin Picks up where Bitcoin Left Off

The privacy-centric PoS/PoW DeepOnion coin is looking to pick up where bitcoin (BTC) left off and ensure security and efficiency along an anonymous network. The coin is natively integrated with TOR (The Onion Router) network, which makes all peer-to-peer transactions secure and anonymous. The project has already offered 30 airdrops with ten more distributions in the near future. Further, DeepOnion…

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Bitcoin Transaction Analysis Can Break Tor Anonymity

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Bitcoin Transaction Analysis Can Break Tor Anonymity

Researchers from Qatar University in Doha published a paper on January 23, 2018, detailing their successful attempt to de-anonymize Tor users with bitcoin transaction analysis. In this shocking research paper, a clear and simple method is explained for tracking the real identities of people who sent or received payments for hidden services using bitcoin. 125 unique users were positively identified…

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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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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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AlphaBay’s Downtime Unnerves Users: Another Exit Scam?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

AlphaBay’s Downtime Unnerves Users: Another Exit Scam?

On July 5, the largest dark net marketplace globally disappeared, with vendors and buyers unable to access their accounts and any bitcoin or cryptocurrency associated with it. Five days later, on July 10, there is no sign of the marketplace coming back. As the largest dark net market, even dwarfing the infamous Silk Road, the site could be experiencing an…

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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?

2017 was an excellent year for the Cryptocurrency Verge. Verge solves a real issue that is present in many large crypto including Bitcoin, fungibility. Mostly this comes down to the fact that Bitcoin is not anonymous. No matter how much the media likes to make it out to be an excellent place for illegal money, it is not. Many ways…

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OpenBazaar Pioneering Open Markets with Tor Integration

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OpenBazaar Pioneering Open Markets with Tor Integration

OpenBazaar announced during February 2017 that the long-awaited feature to improve anonymity and privacy for vendors and buyers was here, the code which would enable Tor anonymity was ready, and Tor would finally be integrated into the decentralized online marketplace. “Tor has always been the most requested feature by far,” OpenBazaar developer Chris Pacia said. OpenBazaar is an online marketplace…

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What’s Really Out There on the Dark Net? Terbium Labs Provides Some Answers

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What’s Really Out There on the Dark Net? Terbium Labs Provides Some Answers

While the Dark Web is perceived to be a paradise for terrorists, drug cartels, and other shady characters, there are few scientific studies available on what is actually out there. To fill the void, Terbium Labs have recently released a scientific study to answer the question, “What is actually out there on the Dark Web?” Utilizing their patented technologies, including…

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Tor Project Launches Secure Encrypted Messenger App

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Tor Project Launches Secure Encrypted Messenger App

The Onion Router (Tor) project has released the first beta version of Tor Messenger, an open-source instant messenger client which brings the same level of privacy and security as the network. Tor was initially designed to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance through a volunteer network The new app is designed for simplicity and privacy; it…

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Transaction Remote Release Whitepaper: TOR-inspired Bitcoin Anonymization

Category: News, Tech

Transaction Remote Release Whitepaper: TOR-inspired Bitcoin Anonymization

Many bitcoin users are attracted to its perceived anonymity; however this feature is misleading. Users transact through pseudonymous addresses — long strings of letters and numbers — which can be deanonymized. The two main methods to accomplish this are known as Analysis of Transaction Chain (ATC) and Analysis of Bitcoin Protocol and Network (ABPN). ATC works by using Bitcoin’s transparency…

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