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Forte to Offer Security Layer for 15M Gamers After $9M Investment in Bolt Labs

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Bolt Labs, which claims to be a “mission-driven” security and privacy startup, has announced a $9 million strategic partnership “with blockchain gaming company, Forte, a …provider of blockchain solutions for game publishers, to support its adoption of cryptographic technologies, including multi-party computation (MPC) and zero-knowledge… Read More

Impervious.ai Finalizes Seed Round to Develop the P2P Internet Standard

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Impervious Technologies Inc. is pleased to confirm the close of their seed financing round, with participation from Bitcoin and privacy-focused investors including CoinShares, NYDIG, Trammell Venture Partners, Fundamental Labs, Strategic Cyber Ventures, TEN-31 and others “to scale the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) internet standard.” As noted in… Read More

CYTRIO Adds GDPR Support to Data Privacy Rights Management Solution

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CYTRIO, a data privacy compliance company, has added support for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to its all-in-one, cloud-native data privacy rights management automation solution. GDPR impacts any company, “regardless of location, that collects, uses, shares, or stores personal information from European… Read More

Polygon Introduces Web3 ID, which Reportedly Keeps Personal Details Private

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The Polygon Network, a decentralized app (dApp) layer for Ethereum, has announced that “Polygon ID”, one of the first identity platforms powered by zero-knowledge (ZK) cryptography — privacy, and blockchain scaling technology, will be “ready before the year ends.” The blockchain-enabled ID for decentralized and… Read More

Avast, Provider of Digital Security and Privacy, to Acquire SecureKey Technologies

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Avast (LSE:AVST), an international firm focused on digital security and privacy, recently announced the acquisition of SecureKey Technologies, a global provider of digital identity and authentication solutions (with head offices in Canada). SecureKey’s privacy-enhancing services are “focused on simplifying access to online services while giving… Read More

Ukraine Conflict Accelerates Russia’s Aim to Block VPNs: Report

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Surfshark, a VPN firm based in Lithuania, has reported “a 3500% surge in Russia sales since February 24 – the day Russia invaded Ukraine.” According to cybersecurity firm Surfshark’s analysis, the Russian telecoms regulator (Roskomnadzor) has forced Google to “delist more than 36,000 URLs that… Read More

Open Banking Is Being Embraced by Brazilian Consumers, While US Residents Concerned About Privacy, Security: Report

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Globally, 84% of consumers agree that they should “have control of their financial data, and banks should not prevent the movement of money between other financial services.” These are the principles that are the “basic tenets of open banking,” according to an update shared with… Read More

Nym Token Sale via CoinList Drives More than 51,000 New Digital Asset Holders

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Digital asset firm CoinList has announced that the Nym Token Sale on their platform has added over 51,000 new token holders to the Nym community and network, with more than $30 million in NYM tokens purchased “throughout the course of the sale.” The event drew… Read More

Binance Labs Invests in Substrate Framework Powered Manta Network for Web3 Privacy

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Binance Labs, the VC and innovation incubator of Binance, made an investment in Manta Network, the Web3 privacy protocol focused on privatizing crypto-assets. Manta Network’s layer-1 network design “leverages zero-knowledge proofs to privatize crypto assets.” Built with the Substrate framework, Manta’s privacy tech interoperates with… Read More

Binance Labs Invests in Automata Network, a Privacy Middleware Provider for dApps

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Binance Labs, the VC division and innovation incubator of Binance, is pleased to confirm its latest strategic investment in Automata Network, which is described as a decentralized service protocol that offers privacy middlewares for dApps (or decentralized applications). Automata Network addresses key pain points associated… Read More

IRS to Move Away from Using Third-Party Verification involving Facial Recognition

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The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it will transition away from using a third-party service for facial recognition in order to help authenticate individuals creating new online accounts. The transition will take place over the coming weeks in order to “prevent larger disruptions… Read More

ZkLink Teams Up with Marketplace for Financial NFTs, Pledge Finance

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Pledge Finance, the platform for long-term, fixed-rate cryptocurrency-based loans, is pleased to confirm a partnership with zkLink, a provider of secure cross-chain token swaps “powered by zero-knowledge proofs.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the partnership will allow Pledge to “integrate with more… Read More

Ontology Establishes Office in Germany to Expand Its Digital Identity Solutions, Web3 Infrastructure

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Ontology, the project that aims to bring trust, privacy, and security to Web 3.0 via decentralized identity and data solutions, recently announced the opening of a new European office in Berlin, Germany. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Ontology’s move reflects its alignment… Read More

Bitcoin focused Tech Firm Casa Comments on Major Privacy and Security Issues Experienced in 2021

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The team at Bitcoin-focused firm Casa recently shared some notable privacy and security stories from last year. Casa wrote in a blog post that as technology continues to make advances, the world of privacy and security changes along with it. The end of 2021 saw… Read More

ARPA, a Privacy Preserving Blockchain Infrastructure Enabled by MPC, Teams Up with Wintermute

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The team at ARPA reveals that they’re partnering with Wintermute, a global algorithmic market maker in digital assets. As explained in the update, Wintermute will help ARPA for liquidity provision on centralized and decentralized exchanges. It will support ARPA fiat currency pairs like ARPA/EUR, ARPA/USD,… Read More

Privacy and Anonymity focused Zcash (ZEC) Is Now Available for Trading on Okcoin

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Zcash, a cryptocurrency focused on privacy and anonymity, is currently available to trade on Okcoin – “with some of the lowest fees around.” Customers are able to “deposit, withdraw, and trade ZEC against USD on Okcoin.” All Okcoin clients may perform transactions with Zcash including… Read More

Kraken Intelligence Explains Why You May Consider Running a Bitcoin (BTC) Full-Node

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Digital assets firm Kraken notes that the beauty of the Bitcoin (BTC) network is that “anyone can participate in it without permission.” However, primarily out of convenience, most Bitcoin users “don’t run nodes and instead trust third parties such as centralized exchanges and wallet providers… Read More

Panther Protocol Secures $22M via Public Sale to Build DeFi, Web 3.0 Privacy Layer

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Panther Protocol, an end-to-end privacy solution that creates privacy for decentralized finance (DeFi) and Web 3.0 users across public blockchains, has secured more than $22 million as part of their Public Sale. This brings the total amount secured by the project to $32 million. Panther… Read More

Aleph Zero Releases Mainnet, Celebrates Successful $14.8M Private Sale

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Aleph Zero, a company using blockchain technology to serve the unique needs of the enterprise, today launched their mainnet. The development comes on the heels of a successful $14.8 million private sale. The funding comes from pre-seed and seed funding rounds in addition to its… Read More

Duality Technologies, Provider of Privacy-enhanced Data Collaboration Solutions, Acquires $30M via Series B

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Duality Technologies, a provider of privacy-enhanced data collaboration solutions, reveals that it has secured $30 million via a Series B round, bringing its total funding to $49 million. The company’s round was reportedly led by LG Technology Ventures along with contributions from Euclidean Capital and… Read More

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