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Benjamin Powers

Powers is a tech reporter at Grid. Previously, he was privacy reporter at CoinDesk where he focused on data and financial privacy, information security, and digital identity. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, and the New Republic, among others. He owns bitcoin.

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What Is Zcash? The Privacy Coin Explained
Zcash has seen ZKP breakthroughs, its first halving and progress toward further scalability. This feature is part of CoinDesk's Privacy Week.
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Monero: The Privacy Coin Explained
Privacy coins built on their own blockchains have a firm hold within the larger cryptocurrency community, even as regulators and exchanges seek to limit their adoption. This post is part of CoinDesk's Privacy Week series.
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New to Bitcoin? How to Stay Safe and Avoid Common Bitcoin Scams
Welcome to the world of bitcoin, where you are your first and last line of defense against scammers and fraudsters.
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Privacy Startup Nym Hires Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to Audit Mixnet
Manning has joined privacy startup Nym as a security consultant.
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Secret Network Adds Private Governance to Its DeFi Project
The practical implications of private DeFi governance may lead to more questions than answers.
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Reddit Rolls With Arbitrum to Scale Its Ethereum-Based Community Points System
The large Arbitrum ecosystem was a factor in the decision as well as ease of use for developers, Reddit said.
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Bitcoin Miners Now Have a Tool to Verify Their Machines' Hashrate
Data for independent ASIC operators is still fairly splintered in terms of transparency. Compass and Navier are hoping to provide a fix.
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This Token Could Bridge the Incentive Gap Between Ethereum Miners and Ethereum Users
The Ethereum Eagle project says its EGL token can bring two key stakeholder groups into alignment.
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Jay-Z to Auction ‘Reasonable Doubt’ NFT at Sotheby’s
The news comes fresh on the heels of a lawsuit filed against another Roc-A-Fella founder over an attempted NFT.
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Opera Browser Adds First Stablecoins to Native Wallet – cUSD, cEUR
Opera said the Celo tie-up is part of an overall strategy to eliminate hurdles to using blockchain technology.
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