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.

LocalBitcoins will enforce strict KYC/AML regulations in September 2019. Does privacy still matter?
LocalBitcoins’ New KYC Rules Raise Privacy Concerns

Can an exchange with KYC/AML be “decentralized”?

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, Singapore, has released a draft of a code of practice for cryptocurrency businesses in the country.
Trade Association Proposes Code of Practice for Singapore Cryptocurrency Industry

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, Singapore, has released a draft of a code of practice for cryptocurrency businesses in the country.

The cryptocurrency payment facilitator is adding a user-experience upgrade and requirement identification for high-value transactions.
BitPay Upgrades Offerings and Tightens Identification Measures

The cryptocurrency payment facilitator is adding a user-experience upgrade and requirement identification for high-value transactions.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – August 3rd, 2019

8/3/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

hundreds of Lightning enthusiasts have started to take advantage of the cheap and private messages
Messaging via Blockstream’s Satellite: Lightning’s Killer App?

Hundreds of Lightning enthusiasts are already leveraging it.

Swedish cryptocurrency exchange QuickBit has confirmed a customer data leak following a security upgrade.
QuickBit Confirms Data Leak

Swedish cryptocurrency exchange QuickBit has confirmed a customer data leak following a security upgrade.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – July 20th, 2019

7/20/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

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

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.

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

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

Torus
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.

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

Bitcoin News Week in Review
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.

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

Protest in the Surveillance Age
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.

Snowdon at Bitcoin 2019
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.

Privacy & security - Samourai Wallet Adds Tor Integration in Privacy Push
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.

Let's talk bitcoin - Introducing the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
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.

LocalBitcoins
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.

Privacy & security - Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events
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.

Privacy & security - Binance Announces 'Significant' Security Changes Following Hack
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.

Privacy & security - Binance Announces 'Significant' Security Changes Following Hack
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.

Privacy & security - Binance Reveals Hack Information as Security Becomes a Public Concern
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.