Browsing the "Privacy" Tag

Zcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

| Michael J Casey

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin’s Dropping Lightning Capacity Might Not Be a Bad Thing

| Alyssa Hertig

A look at some recent data around usage on bitcoin's lightning network.

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Data Privacy Startup StrongSalt Raises $3 Million for Encrypted API Service

| William Foxley

StrongSalt aims to bring standardized encryption techniques to the blockchain and will showcase its API product later this year.

Leadership Shakeup at Wasabi Wallet as Bitcoin Business Surges

| Leigh Cuen

Adam Ficsor, co-founder of the firm behind the privacy-centric Wasabi Wallet, is stepping down from his role as CTO.

US Lawmakers to Discuss Facebook Libra on Swiss Visit: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other U.S. lawmakers will discuss Facebook's crypto project with the Swiss data privacy chief this week.

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Global Regulators Warn on Privacy Risks of Facebook’s Libra

| Daniel Palmer

Data protection chiefs from across the globe have united to express concerns over the privacy risks posed by Facebook's cryptocurrency project.

Facebook Libra Hasn’t Responded to Information Request: Swiss Watchdog

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook hasn't responded to a request by Switzerland’s data privacy regulator for more details on Libra, despite the project being based in Geneva.

Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech

| Daniel Palmer

U.S. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has argued for the use of blockchain networks in protecting users' data from "exploitation."

Why Ethereum’s Privacy Matters and What’s Being Built to Support It

| Christine Kim

With the goal of boosting adoption, these four projects are building tools that advance privacy on ethereum.

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: A Technical Deep Dive

| Christine Kim and Ian Allison

Technical details of Facebook's Libra blockchain were published Tuesday in a white paper by the Libra Foundation. Here's what stands out.