Blockchains are inefficient, and worth the cost only when censorship-resistance is required. For money, it clearly is; for identity, it just might be.
Governments all over the world are being forced to pay attention to cryptocurrency all of a sudden. With officials scrambling to draft regulatory guidelines, we may see some interesting developments in the coming months. Over in Morocco, things are not looking all that great, as the country’s government may soon move to ban cryptocurrency. As is […]
Most people are well aware that China isn’t known for its freedom of speech. In fact, the country is home to the Great Firewall of China, which is renowned for online censorship and restricting access to certain services. It seems the Chinese government is fortifying this firewall once again, which is not surprising. The 19th National […]
Due to the issues related copyright infringements and censorship that it has to solve in the upcoming years, the Internet might need Blockchain more than any other industry…
Chinese citizens’ limited access to global websites looks set to end as VPNs get a full ban in 2018.
Governments around the world lean toward censoring the amount of information found on the internet. It now appears the US government has plans to remove scientific data from the World Wide Web, which is a troublesome development. The Trump administration is on an aggressive campaign to get rid of environmental data. Thankfully, at least one […]
We all know the Chinese government is keeping a close eye on what content can be found on the Internet. China is not exactly known for freedom of speech or making information easily accessible. Various broadcasters and media platforms have been put on notice regarding broadcasts putting China or its government in a negative spotlight. […]
Some people may have come across the term “domain fronting” at one point during their online browsing sessions. This method is often used to bypass internet censorship, as every individual domain name acts as its own layer of communication. Unfortunately, it appears domain fronting is also becoming more popular among cyber criminals. Domain Fronting Is […]
Everyone who pays attention to bitcoin will have heard about the BU node bug by now. Several hundred Bitcoin Unlimited nodes were shut down due to a vulnerability in client’s code. Interestingly enough, someone had reported the bug on Reddit, yet that post was censored immediately by the moderators. A very strange development that ultimately […]
Google has begun a crackdown on “fake news” sites, removing hundreds of publishers from using its advertising platform AdSense.
Consumers living in China are restricted when they use the Internet. The Great Firewall of China does not allow users to visit just any website or online platform. Bypassing these artificial limitations can be easily done through a VPN service. However, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will crack down on VPN providers […]
The possibility of the internet completely shutting off is highly unlikely. However, in this article we will discuss the possible repercussions Bitcoin may face if the Internet in some parts of the world was shut down and barred off completely, what would happen to blockchain and cryptocurrency in general? Is it possible to shut down […]
Leading classified advertising website Backpage was forced to shut down its adult section last week, after it fell victim to a government inspection and crackdown. The US Senate committee, which released a full report on the matter, came to a consensus that the company was promoting and facilitating prostitution and child sex trafficking. Senators Rob […]
Cointelegraph spoke to Michael Dean, BipCoin developer, about the future of censorship-proof domains.
The Signal application, developed by Open Whisper Systems, wants to prevent censorship and allow for secure end-to-end encrypted communication all over the world. This project has been greeted with a lot of enthusiasm of late, but it looks like some countries are already blocking access to Signal. (Egypt is one of those countries confirmed to […]