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Major Exchange Restricts Crypto Transactions Linked to Coin Mixing, Sparking Privacy Concerns

Another crypto trading service appears to have started flagging transactions associated with coin mixing services. Although good for regulatory compliance in the industry, the emerging trend represents a clear invasion of privacy. Paxful seems…
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Are Zcash Miners Selling Down Every Major Altcoin Rally?

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash was among the top crypto assets at the peak of the crypto hype bubble in 2017 when feverish retail buying drove the price of the altcoin to as high as $850 at its record. Since then, the cryptocurrency…
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Stanford Researchers Develop Privacy Mechanism for Ethereum Smart Contract

Researchers from the Stanford University and Visa Research have developed a privacy mechanism for Ethereum (ETH) smart contracts. A paper describing the mechanism was published on Stanford University’s Applied Cryptography Group website on…
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Why Facebook Should Not be Trusted With Cryptocurrency

The race to launch the first crypto powered messenger app is heating up. Naturally the internet monopolies such as Facebook are scrambling to be first, but looking at its history it is one of the least suitable to handle decentralized currencies.…
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Samourai BTC Wallet Removes Privacy Features at Google’s Behest for Transparency Policy

Bitcoin (BTC) wallet provider Samourai Wallet said it was disabling several privacy-related features in its products due to notices from Google to block the wallet, according to a Jan. 7. blog post. Samourai, which has aimed to provide a Bitcoin-centric…
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The First Cryptocurrency to Use Mimblewimble Privacy Tech Is Now Live

Today marks the debut of a new cryptocurrency, called Beam – one of two highly-anticipated privacy coins implemented with the so-called “mimblewimble” protocol. The mimblewimble protocol, which is touted as a way to make transactions…
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StarkWare Raises $30 Million to Solve Blockchain Privacy and Scalability Issues

StarkWare, an Israel-based blockchain specialist which commercializes a zero-knowledge proof system, has secured $30 million from high profile names within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including Consensys, Coinbase Ventures, Intel Capital,…