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Privacy & security

Privacy and security measures are often the first technologies to evolve in the blockchain space. As these measures grow and become applied more widely, this space will bring them to the forefront.

Privacy & security

Can Graphite Replace Google Drive and Google Docs?

With user-owned encryption keys and a system which keeps away unwanted intruders, Graphite offers more confidentiality than its mainstream rivals.

Jul 18, 2019
Adoption & Community

BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

BTCPay Server hopes the Tor crowdfunding campaign will demonstrate the impact of bitcoin-based fundraising for open-source initiatives.

Jul 15, 2019
Privacy & security

Japanese Bitpoint Exchange Loses $32 Million of Cryptocurrency in Hack

The major breach comes as Japanese regulators have clamored for changes in how cryptocurrency exchanges store assets.

Jul 12, 2019
Adoption & Community

We Used Lightning Payments for Private SMS Messaging: Here’s How It Worked

Kriptode’s LNSMS.world and Receive SMS allow for quick and private text messaging through Lightning payments.

Jul 12, 2019
Privacy & security

Private Key Management Startup Raises $2 Million

Torus has created an innovative solution that uses distributed key generation, an encryption process in which multiple parties contribute to the calculation of a shared public and private key set.

Jul 11, 2019
Privacy & security

Breaking Lightning Panel Asks, “How ‘Reckless’ Is It to Build on Lightning?”

At Breaking Bitcoin 2, key developers discussed the challenges they’ve encountered thus far with Lightning security.

Jul 8, 2019
Adoption & Community

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – July 6th, 2019

7/6/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

Jul 6, 2019
Privacy & security

CipherTrace, Shyft Unveil ID Protecting Solution to FATF Crypto Guidance

The blockchain analytics company and attestation platform will introduce an anonymous identity scheme for protecting user identities.

Jul 2, 2019
Privacy & security

Op Ed: As Cash Fades, Will Bitcoin Keep Protest Alive in the Surveillance Age?

In the surveillance age, decentralized and private payments are a crucial innovation for a digital future where we retain our civil liberties and personal freedoms.

Jun 27, 2019
Privacy & security

Snowden: “Mass Surveillance Isn’t About Public Safety. It’s About Power.”

In conversation with David Bailey, Edward Snowden talks about mass surveillance, privacy and freedom at Bitcoin 2019 in San Francisco.

Jun 27, 2019
Privacy & security

Samourai Wallet’s Privacy-Enhancing Whirlpool Now in Public Beta

Samourai Wallet has published the public beta version of Whirlpool, a Chaumian CoinJoin implementation meant to enhance privacy.

Jun 24, 2019
Privacy & security

Why Bitcoin’s Security Is Just Fine

In this episode, Dave and Grahm cover shadow banking, Binance’s U.S.-regulation-compliant spinoff company and welcome back recurring guest Dan Held.

Jun 19, 2019
Privacy & security

LocalBitcoins Stops Cash Trades, Personal Offers on Platform

Multiple users have reported that crypto trading platform LocalBitcoins has stopped allowing customers to make in-person trades of crypto assets for cash in an anonymous fashion.

Jun 4, 2019
Privacy & security

Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events

Cryptocurrency exchanges offering bitcoin have a long and turbulent history of compromises, hacks and outright scams. This infographic has been designed to visualize this legacy in a way that shows each hack’s impact at the time relative to the others.

May 24, 2019
Privacy & security

Following Hack, Binance Plans System Upgrade

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance will be conducting a system upgrade on May 15, 2019, in the wake of a $40 million hack.

May 14, 2019
Privacy & security

Binance Announces ‘Significant’ Security Changes Following Hack

Per a blog post , the exchange announced that it will be implementing “significant” changes to its fundamental security infrastructure, including its two-factor authentication and withdrawal validation processes.

May 10, 2019
Privacy & security

Binance Reveals Hack Information as Security Becomes a Public Concern

Binance has revealed more information about a hack that resulted in the theft of 7,000 bitcoin.

May 9, 2019
Privacy & security

Binance Hacked for $40M, CEO Backpedals on Recoup Via Block Reorganization

Chinese crypto exchange Binance suffered a major hack on Tuesday, which the company’s CEO responded to by proposing a rollback of the Bitcoin blockchain to rectify — a suggestion that riled up the community.

May 8, 2019
Privacy & security

Crypto Hacks Are on Track to Eclipse $1 Billion in Lost Funds This Year

Crypto security and intelligence firm CipherTrace has published its Q1 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report, revealing that exchange platforms all over the world have lost nearly $400 million as a result of hacks and thefts.

May 2, 2019
Privacy & security

Percentage of CoinJoin Bitcoin Transactions Triples Over Past Year

According to a study released by Longhash, the relative usage of CoinJoin out of all bitcoin transactions has tripled in one year, currently sitting at 4.09 percent.

May 1, 2019
Privacy & security

New Cryptojacking Campaign Infects Asia Using More Profitable Tactics

According to a report by cybersecurity analytics firm Symantec, cryptojacking incidents have plummeted but the method of delivery, the execution and the targeting schemes have grown more sophisticated.

Apr 26, 2019