Privacy Coins

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Going Private
From using bitcoin and monero to updating your computer's operating system, Seth for Privacy presents 10 security tips for CoinDesk's "Privacy Week."
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Privacy-Preserving Payments Shouldn't Be 'Niche', Monero Contributor Justin Ehrenhofer Says
Cake Wallet's vice president of operations discusses privacy in a post-Tornado Cash world, global data policies and Monero's "technical debt" ahead of Consensus 2023.
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New Privacy Blockchain Namada Proposes First-Ever Shielded Airdrop to Zcash
Namada is a layer 1 blockchain for multichain privacy, according to a release provided to CoinDesk.
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EU Money Laundering Law Won’t Prevent Crypto Payments, Lead Lawmaker Says
The new legislation, which will be put to vote on Tuesday, is set to impose new restrictions on transactions from self-hosted wallets.
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Secret Foundation Founder on Privacy Debate, Regulation
Secret Foundation Founder on Privacy Debate, Regulation
The European Union may ban banks and crypto providers from dealing in privacy-enhancing coins, under a leaked draft of a money laundering bill obtained by CoinDesk. Secret Fou...
Secret Foundation Founder on Privacy Debate, Regulation

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Criminal Crypto Use Is Growing, but That’s Just Half the Story
Data suggests that while authorities are getting better at sniffing out dark web markets, dark web markets are getting better at not getting sniffed out.
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The Coming Privacy Wars
Whether governments like it or not, demand for privacy is growing – and will perhaps even accelerate the more they try to suppress it.
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Monero’s Privacy-Focused Crypto Protocol Upgrade Is Now Live
The change to the protocol, a collaborative effort involving 71 developers, has been successfully implemented.
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Crypto Privacy Protocol Monero Is Getting a Major Upgrade
The privacy-focused network is gearing up for a hard fork that has been in the works for months.
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What the Tornado Cash Sanction Means for Privacy Coins
The U.S. government’s sanction of a key Ethereum application shows the need for anonymizing tools in crypto, an advocate says.
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