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Ciphertace Allegedly Builds Monero-Tracing Tools, XMR Proponents Disagree

Ciphertace Allegedly Builds Monero-Tracing Tools, XMR Proponents DisagreeThe blockchain surveillance firm Ciphertrace claims to have created the “world’s first” monero tracing tools for law enforcement. According to the company announcement, Ciphertrace developed forensic tools for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to track illicit monero transactions. Despite the firm’s claims, there is zero evidence provided that prove the company […]

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Bitcoin Users Leery of Tor: 23% of the Network’s Exit Capacity Compromised

Bitcoin Users Leery of Tor: 23% of the Network’s Exit Capacity CompromisedHackers are stealing bitcoin through the large-scale use of malicious relays on the Tor network according to a newly published research report on the subject. The researcher dubbed “nusenu” said he warned people about the growing problem in December 2019 but instead of improving Tor exit relay activity “things have become even worse,” he stressed. […]

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‘Bitcoin Is Not a Privacy Coin’ Says Crypto Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos

'Bitcoin Is Not a Privacy Coin' Says Crypto Evangelist Andreas AntonopoulosAndreas Antonopoulos discussed how he desired to see Bitcoin have more “privacy features” in a recent live stream Q&A session published on Youtube on July 7. Antonopoulos discussed the privacy-centric coin monero and concepts like stealth addresses and ring signatures. Every once in a while, the well known cryptocurrency expert and evangelist, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, […]

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The IRS Investigation Division Is Requesting Information About Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrencies

The IRS Investigation Division Is Requesting Information About Privacy-Centric CryptocurrenciesThe United States tax agency has published a request for information pertaining to privacy-centric cryptocurrencies and technologies that obfuscate crypto transactions. The IRS-CI Cyber Crimes Unit request is also asking for information in relation to “layer two offchain protocol networks, sidechains, and the Schnorr Signature algorithm. A recently published IRS-CI Cyber Crimes Unit request that’s […]

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The Vacate Manifesto: How Today’s Technology Can Solidify Abolitionist Goals

20 years ago the cypherpunks of the new internet era came up with vast ideas describing privacy, anonymity, and encryption. Some of them brought these ideas to practice. ***The following is a featured manifesto written in 2015 by Jamie Redman that first appeared on the website notbeinggoverned.com (the site is no longer under maintenance). There’s […]

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