Major privacy-focused cryptocurrencies jumped on Monday, with monero (XMR), the biggest of the lot, extending its impressive recent run to two-year highs. The move came after a group of countries jointly called for “back doors” into encryption software. That backdoor access potentially diminishes the privacy-safeguarding utility of such software and is driving increased interest in the privacy coins.
Vitalik Buterin is “very confident” about launching phase zero of Ethereum’s mammoth scaling project early next year, but less so about the incentives driving people who will use the blockchain. Ethereum’s cofounder made his remarks. [… more …]
Transactions with cryptocurrencies are nameless, however have dangers of being tracked. According to a Europol official, non-public transactions with Monero could be the place the path ends. This is as a result of even utilizing [… more …]