A spate of major cryptocurrencies are looking to lightning network-like systems as part of an effort to scale their platforms for more transactions.
Criminals in Europe are using cryptocurrencies to launder as much as $5.5 billion (£4 billion) in illegal money according to the head of Europol, the EU’s policing agency. Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, estimates that around 4% of all criminal proceeds in Europe are being funneled through cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin — and he expects this […]
Bitcoin is essentially the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that’s becoming a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web. Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company that monitors forums on the dark web where many illegal transactions are arranged, looked through 150 of the dark web’s top marketplaces and found that the Bitcoin […]
Decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar announced today that it has added support for bitcoin cash.
Tracking funds on the blockchain may help catch crooks, but such snooping undermines one of the most important characteristics of money: Fungibility.
Digital investment firm Grayscale reports that Zcash could reach over $62,000 by 2025 if it becomes a top choice for storing offshore wealth #NEWS
Zcash’s latest private Powers of Tau ceremony used nuclear waste in a small aircraft to generate random code, helping to ensure the network’s privacy.
Privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash is solidly bid against the dollar and could soon see a spike against bitcoin.
Atomic swaps herald a way to greatly expand the capabilities of blockchain – but how soon will users be tapping the tech for trading?
The Blockchain Guild, a community fund set up to further bitcoin development, has made its first award. The project is designed to mentor the next generation of developers, in whose hands the future of blockchain technology lies. A number of major backers have given Blockchain Guild their support including litecoin’s Charlie Lee, bitcoin developer Jimmy […]
Privacy may be an issue with major blockchains today, but 2017 saw innovations by leaps and bounds, argues VC Arianna Simpson.
This week the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, told his 600,000 Twitter followers that the website that exposes government corruption is suffering another “banking blockade.” According to Assange U.S. intelligence is making it difficult for Wikileaks donors, and the cypherpunk says people should donate cryptocurrencies to bypass this obstruction. Also Read: WikiLeaks Has Raised 4,000+ […]
We know OpenBazaar will integrate support for a few different altcoins. Both Bitcoin Cash and ZCash are in the testing phase already, which is good news. Moreover, it seems Litecoin integration is also on the agenda. That is a good thing, as Bitcoin remains a far too expensive payment method right now. Come January 2018, […]
Julian Assange has urged donors to make contributions to Wikileaks by using cryptocurrencies in order to skirt the financial ‘blockade’ by national governments. #NEWS
Zcash has proven to be a rather remarkable cryptocurrency in many ways. Although it’s the preferred method of payment for hacker collective The Shadow Brokers, there are some concerns regarding transactions being traceable in the end. This currency’s developers have unveiled their roadmap for the next few months, and a lot of intriguing features are on […]