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What Is Swixer?

There is a growing need on the part of cryptocurrency enthusiasts to convert between various currencies on the fly. Coin mixers have proven to be rather popular in this regard over the years. Swixer aims to achieve a similar goal, although the team is mainly interested in showing the world that this can be done […]

A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August

Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of […]

What Is BitcoinZ Cryptocurrency?

New forms of Bitcoin have popped up on a regular basis over the years. These so-called “hard forks” try to put a different spin on the Bitcoin concept and piggyback on the popular name. BitcoinZ claims to be “the true Bitcoin 2.0”, although it remains to be seen if it will live up to those expectations. […]

Top Ways Blockchain Tech Is Changing Social Media

Have you ever found yourself feeling like “social” media is actually the complete opposite? Not only does the content on it often cause depression and anxiety, but there’s a plethora of fake news, data leaks, and advertisers clamoring for attention. The EU’s GDPR is making things more complicated all around, and people are starting to […]

Research Paper Finds Transaction Patterns Can Degrade Zcash Privacy

Just recently researchers from the University College London published a paper about the patterns found in “shielded” and “unshielded” Zcash transactions. The study explains when users switch between these types of addresses anonymity is degraded. The team concludes that while Zcash transactions can be private, it’s also possible to diminish privacy if certain usage patterns […]

PIVX Becomes the World’s First Anonymous Proof-of-Stake Cryptocurrency

Privacy plays an ever-growing role of importance in the world of cryptocurrency. Very few coins can effectively offer this important trait at this stage. PIVX, an altcoin with a small following, is evolving in an interesting direction. It has now become the world’s first anonymous proof-of-stake cryptocurrency. Why Does Proof-of-stake Matter? Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are familiar… […]

Japan’s FSA Wants to Get Monero, Dash, and Zcash Removed from All Domestic Exchanges

Cryptocurrency is legal tender in Japan. There is active regulation in the country which makes Bitcoin and altcoins perfectly legal. That situation has been rather interesting to keep an eye on, as the law is still subject to interpretation. As of right now, the Japanese FSA aims to have cryptocurrency exchanges drop all cryptos which can be […]

Coingeek to Fund the BCH Anonymizer Mixing Platform ‘Cash Shuffle’

On March 28 the Calvin Ayre-owned blockchain and mining firm, Coingeek, announced it would be funding the privacy-centric bitcoin cash (BCH) project ‘Cash Shuffle.’ The project Cash Shuffle is a mixer tool designed to shuffle BCH to increase transaction anonymity. Also read: China’s Huawei Rumored to Partner with Cold Storage Smartphone Maker Blockchain Firm Coingeek Funds […]

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash

Coincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]

What Is ColossusCoinXT Cryptocurrency?

There is a fair amount of competition in the world of cryptocurrencies right now. A lot of currencies try to tackle different areas and one-up one another in the process. In the case of ColossusCoinXT, the focus is on transaction speed, anonymity, and being resource-friendly. ColossusCoinXT in a Nutshell While it is commendable to see so […]