Tagged: financial privacy

Suterusu, a Layer-2 Privacy Protection Protocol, Acquires Strategic Investement from Fundamental Labs

Suterusu, which claims to be the first-ever layer-2 privacy protection protocol that doesn’t need a “trusted setup,” has reportedly acquired a strategic investment from Fundamental Labs. As mentioned in the announcement, Fundamental Labs will be focused on expanding Suterusu’s ecosystem and will be deploying Suterusu’s… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Digital Currency Might Raise Financial Privacy Issues, National Security Concerns, Political Power Challenge for US

Although not very many technical details of China’s plans for its central bank digital currency (CBDC) have been shared publicly, the virtual yuan is raising privacy concerns and may lead to potential national security issues and problems related to political power. The Digital Currency/Electronic Payment… Read More

Burak Yildirim from Global Fintech Adyen Explains how they Open-Source their Technology Stack and Build Secure Financial Solutions

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) explains that their approach to engineering and development involves open-sourcing their technology stack or building various solutions in-house. Burak Yildirim, Team Lead, Adyen, writes in a blog post that being the most “money-involved domain” of Fintech, payment processing platforms such… Read More

Bitcoin Improvement Proposals Schnorr / Taproot and Other Codebase Modifications to Increase Fungibility, Privacy of BTC Transfers

The team at crypto exchange OKCoin recently took a closer look at the three major Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) that make up the Bitcoin Core update, Schnorr/Taproot. As noted by OKCoin, the version 0.21.0 of Bitcoin Core is scheduled to be released early next month… Read More

Open Banking Survey from ING Reveals that what Consumers Say and Do with Finances aren’t Necessarily the Same

What consumers might say and what actions they take when it comes to sharing personal financial data (via Open Banking) are two different things, ING Bank notes. Although there are many tools to help improve our financial lives, the findings of an ING global survey… Read More

Coinbase Reveals that it Received Over 1,900 Requests for Customer Information from Law Enforcement During H1 2020

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase, says that trust is built through “transparency and honesty.” Grewal, the former VP and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook, writes in a blog post that as Coinbase continues its journey toward becoming the “most trusted” venue for traders… Read More

Financial Privacy Enhancing Zero Knowledge Proofs or ZKPs Not Ready for Integreation with CBDCs, Bank of Canada Claims

Zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) and other cryptographic techniques for enhancing privacy on blockchain networks are still in their early stages of development, according to the central bank of Canada. The reserve bank said that ZKPs may not be integrated into central bank digital currencies (CBDC) just… Read More

Spanish Financial Giant BBVA Teams Up with IMDEA Software Institution to Conduct Research on Zero-Knowledge Proofs to Enhance Financial Privacy

The Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with around €700 billion in total assets, has teamed up with a local research center, called the IMDEA Software Institution. The BBVA noted in a release that it… Read More

Lightning Labs Introduces New Protocol for Handling Bitcoin Payments without Requiring Personal User Details

Lightning Labs, a company focused on developing the Lightning Network (LN), a layer-two scalability solution for conducting faster, cheaper micro-payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, has introduced a new authentication mechanism, called the Lightning Service Authentication Tokens (LSAT) protocol. The LSAT protocol will help… Read More

Dr. Huang Lin Explains Why He’s Developing the ZK-ConSNARK Privacy Protocol for Conducting Secure Cryptocurrency Transactions

The developers of the Suterusu protocol are presently working on a scalable, privacy-preserving second layer solution for secure digital asset management. Any crypto-asset, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), may soon be used to conduct fully anonymous transactions using the Suterusu protocol. Suterusu’s technology, ZK-ConSNARK,… Read More

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