Coincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]
A photograph posted on imageboard 4chan appears to show a leaked 21 August 2017 memorandum from the US Army Cyber Protection Brigade. The document alludes to the US Army teaming with the National Security Administration (NSA) in ongoing successful investigations against “Tor, I2P, and VPN,” with a request for additional funding for further projects against […]
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Privacy coins have rocketed this year, fueled by the increasing ease with which bitcoin transactions can be de-anonymized and traced to real world identities. Zcash, which was a $10 coin in January, peaked at $376 in June, while monero started the year at $12 before reaching $136 in August. Now, testing of Confidential Transactions (CT) […]
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Openbazaar 2.0, a major upgrade from the previous version, has been released. The fully-functional public beta expands the peer-to-peer app with several new features including Tor integration, improved search, a bitcoin wallet, new vendor tools, and stores that stay online. Also read: Russia’s Finance Ministry Drafts Law to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches Openbazaar […]
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The IRS intends to lessen the amount of customer data it originally wanted to siphon from Coinbase. Ongoing negotiations between Coinbase and the IRS have yielded concessions on part of the IRS legal team. A trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Amy Matchison, recently said the IRS would narrow their specific data request from Coinbase. Also
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