Alyssa

Hertig

Alyssa Hertig

A contributing tech reporter at CoinDesk, Alyssa Hertig is a programmer and journalist specializing in Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Over the years, her work has also appeared in VICE, Mic and Reason. She's currently writing a book exploring the ins and outs of Bitcoin governance. Alyssa owns some BTC.

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Now You Can Try 'Teleporting' Bitcoin for Greater Privacy With CoinSwaps

The alpha release of Teleport implements the CoinSwap privacy technique in an effort to improve bitcoin privacy by making transactions "invisible."

The alpha release of Teleport implements the CoinSwap privacy technique in an effort to improve bitcoin privacy by making transactions "invisible."

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JoinMarket Is About to Make Bitcoin Privacy More User-Friendly

Developers hope the forthcoming JoinMarket UI will give people an easier way to use CoinJoins to keep their Bitcoin transactions private.

Developers hope the forthcoming JoinMarket UI will give people an easier way to use CoinJoins to keep their Bitcoin transactions private.

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Crypto Donations to Tor Surged 841% in 2021

Of the nearly $1 million raised by the non-profit, 58% of the donations were in cryptocurrencies.

Of the nearly $1 million raised by the non-profit, 58% of the donations were in cryptocurrencies.

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What Is DeFi?

Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications aim to cut out the middlemen of our everyday finances.

Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications aim to cut out the middlemen of our everyday finances.

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What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum is the world’s second-largest crypto project by market capitalization and was the first to introduce smart contract functionality to the industry.

Ethereum is the world’s second-largest crypto project by market capitalization and was the first to introduce smart contract functionality to the industry.

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Bitcoin Isn’t Private – But Its Recent Taproot Upgrade Will Help

The upgrade could give the network a much-anticipated privacy boost once its effects ripple throughout the ecosystem.

The upgrade could give the network a much-anticipated privacy boost once its effects ripple throughout the ecosystem.

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What Is Ether?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency and handles more transaction volume than any other digital asset. But what is ether used for on the Ethereum network?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency and handles more transaction volume than any other digital asset. But what is ether used for on the Ethereum network?

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5 Ways Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Advanced in 2021

This past year, key developments on the Lightning protocol have been making Bitcoin a better payment system.

This past year, key developments on the Lightning protocol have been making Bitcoin a better payment system.

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CardCoins Offers Bitcoin Payments Over the Lightning Network

CardCoins’ new Lightning integration will allow customers to receive bitcoin payments quickly and cheaply.

CardCoins’ new Lightning integration will allow customers to receive bitcoin payments quickly and cheaply.

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