Monday, June 24, 2019

Enigma's Ethereum-Based Private Smart Contract Testnet Goes Live

The testnet of private smart contract network Enigma has been launched. The testnet of private smart contract network Enigma has been launched, the developers announced…

Plea Bargain Means Silk Road 2 Admin Will Likely See No Prison Time

Following the sentencing of Thomas White, the founder of the Silk Road 2 (SR2) marketplace during the first week of April, another SR2 administrator may…

Big Four Auditing Firm EY Open Sources its Ethereum Private Transaction Solution

Big four auditing firm Ernst & Young open sourced the code of its Nightfall Ethereum private transactions solution. Big four auditing firm Ernst & Young…

Bitcoin Blender Cryptocurrency Mixing Service Shuts Itself Down

Cryptocurrency mixing service Bitcoin Blender has willingly shut down after issuing a short notice asking its users to withdraw their funds. Cryptocurrency mixing service Bitcoin…

Cryptocurrency Mixers and Why Governments May Want to Shut Them Down

Can a possible government shutdown of cryptocurrency mixers lead to the development of more censorship-resistant avenues? On May 22, 2019, cryptocurrency mixers (also called tumblers)…

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes Creating On-Chain Ether Mixer

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin proposed creating an on-chain smart contract-based ether mixer. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed creating an on-chain smart contract-based ether…

Europol Shuts Down $200 Million Crypto Mixing Service Bestmixer

A Dutch investigation agency and Europol have shut down a $200 million crypto tumbler for being involved in money laundering. Dutch, Luxembourg authorities and Europol…

Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol and infrastructure continue to see relentless development. The Electron Cash Cashshuffle implementation has enhanced bitcoin cash fungibility by providing users…

Orchid Labs Secures $7 Mln Towards Development of Protocol to End Internet Surveillance

San Francisco-based blockchain and software firm Orchid Labs raised another $7 million within its latest private offering. United States-based blockchain and software development firm Orchid…

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments — 98% as compared with just 2% for privacy coins like dash and…
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