Tagged: privacy

Blockchain, Cryptography, Smart Contracts are All Technologies that Allow Us to Effectively Manage Our Data, According to John Izaguirre from Ontology

John Izaguirre, the Business Director, Europe at Ontology, a high-performance or high-throughput blockchain platform, believes that privacy is a basic human right. Izaguiree notes that data is becoming a very important topic for both individuals and companies. However, he believes that the Internet is still… Read More

Chainlink’s Decentralized Oracles to Support Privacy-preserving Blockchain based Apps Implemented on Oasis Network

The Oasis Foundation, which supports the development of the Oasis Network and its ecosystem, has revealed that it will be integrating with Chainlink’s (LINK) “decentralized” oracles, in order to provide support for decentralized finance (DeFi) apps. The integration will also support privacy-oriented blockchain dApps implemented… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

P2P Internet Bandwidth Market Orchid Launches Orchid VPN App, Available in the Apple App Store

Orchid, a peer-to-peer (P2P) bandwidth market, confirmed on July 9, 2020 that it has launched the Orchid VPN app in the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “The app will allow users to buy bandwidth from trusted VPN… Read More

Binance has Reportedly been “Paying Great Attention” to Ontology’s Blockchain Governance and Economic Model, Might Consider Becoming a Node on the Chain

Li Jun, the founder of Ontology, a “high-performance” enterprise blockchain platform, recently noted that the Ontology development team has been working cooperatively with Binance and Binance.US on various ONT trading campaigns. The Ontology team members, whose comments came during a recent AMA session which aimed… Read More

Bitcoin Is “Far from as Usable and Private” as it Needs be to Avoid Excessive Surveillance, Human Rights Foundation Officer Says, After Establishing BTC Fund

The Human Rights Foundation, a non-profit entity that aims to promote and protect human rights globally, with a special focus on “closed” societies, has introduced a Bitcoin (BTC) development fund. The new fund will support open-source application developers who are focused on making the Bitcoin… Read More

Privacy-oriented Brave Browser Inroduces End-to-End Encrypted Video Conferencing, could Compete with Zoom

Privacy-oriented Brave Browser, which rewards users in Basic Attention Tokens (BAT), is now supporting in-browser video calls. These calls are reportedly protected by end-to-end encryption, which may become a standard feature given that WhatsApp calls and communication also uses end-to-end encryption. The encrypted video service… Read More

Canada Postpones its Upcoming Open Banking Review Meeting Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Canada has decided to postpone its upcoming Open Banking review due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Canadian government-led Open Banking policy review was scheduled to consult stakeholders on applicable standards, in order to provide better consumer data protection. The review was supposed to take place… Read More

Digital Yuan May Allow Anonymous Transactions, and Could Replace Cash, Former Bank of China President Argues

Li Lihui, the former president of the Bank of China, claims that the nation’s highly-anticipated virtual yuan will be launching soon. Lihui has argued that the digital renminbi could potentially replace cash. The central bank digital yuan, or CBDC, is still in its testing phase… Read More

UK-based Applied Blockchain, an Enterprise DLT Solutions Provider, Secures £2 Million in Capital via Round led by QBN Capital

UK-based Applied Blockchain, an enterprise-grade blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) solutions provider, has secured £2 million (appr. $2.5 million) in capital through a new funding round. The company’s investment round was led by QBN Capital, a Hong Kong-headquartered venture capital company. Applied Blockchain’s management… Read More

Mastercard Invests Undisclosed Amount in AI-enhanced Identity Authentication Firm, Trust Stamp

Payments giant Mastercard has reportedly invested in artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced identity authentication firm, Trust Stamp. Trust Stamp is a graduate of Mastercard’s 2018 Start Path accelerator program. The two firms announced their first collaborative effort involving a secure non-PII authentication network for offline and internet-based… Read More

Tide Foundation Co-Founders Yuval Hertzog & Issac Elnekave Address Privacy Profitability, Marketplaces and Mass Blockchain Adoption

Tide Foundation just launched a data marketplace aimed at making privacy profitable. Tide’s blockchain protocol seeks to address costly GDPR compliance, compensation and data accuracy issues to drive a new consensual data economy. “While we all deserve a human right to privacy, we’re witnessing the disastrous results of… Read More

hiQ Labs Launches CrowdJustice Campaign to Support Lawsuit Against LinkedIn Over Access to Publicly Available Internet

California-based data analytics startup, hiQ Labs, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdJustice to continue its legal against LinkedIn over access to publicly available on the internet. According to hiQ, the initiative is seeking $100,000 to fund litigation costs, which includes the cost of the… Read More

Thailand: Experts Predict Blockchain Takeover in 2018

Bhume Bhumiratana works on blockchain in Thailand and in an interview with the Bangkok Post, he said that the country is poised to see the technology take over banking and financial services in the near future. “The adoption of blockchain technology is expected to be widely… Read More

Kickstarter Updates Privacy Policy For Campaign Backers

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter recently announced it has updated its privacy policy for campaign backers. The website stated that these new updates will go into effect on June 9th. Kickstarter shared it will only collect: Information (such as name, email and postal addresses, telephone number, and country… Read More

Crowdfunding Platforms Must Be Conscientious In Disclosing Borrower Credit Information

  In translating the JOBS Act into final regulations, the SEC sought to protect investors in myriads ways: limiting certain opportunities to accredited investors, implementing caps on the annual amount certain investors may invest, and requiring certain disclosures, among other things. Understandably, the bulk of… Read More

Seedmatch’s World Champ Protonet Debuts Upgrades For Carla Private Cloud Servers

On Tuesday, Protonet, a provider of project management and collaboration solutions, announced it has upgraded its popular Carla Private Cloud Servers. Protonet was founded 2012 by Ali Jelveh andChristopher Blum and in .2014, the company was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment of three… Read More

Kickstarter Becomes One of Sixteen Companies to File Amicus Brief in Support of Apple’s Privacy Case

On Thursday, Kickstarter announced it has filed an amicus brief with sixteen other companies to support Apple in its fight to protect the privacy and security of its millions of customers. Following the devastating shooting in San Bernardino last December, a federal court ordered the technology giant… Read More

Time3 Global Chooses Fundable For Its Final Round of Crowdfunding Investments

New Zealand startup, TIME3 Global Limited, has launched its final round of funding through crowdfunding platform, Fundable. The company is seeking US $2.8M to commercialize its flagship product known as the Total Information Management Environment (TIME3). TIME3 is a Virtual Internet Operating System (VIOS) which offers a… Read More

Crowdfunding Anonymously: Why It Doesn’t Work

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In traveling the country and fielding numerous requests from project creators – both current and potential  – certain questions have a tendency to pop up time and time again. One question that I get surprisingly often: can I crowdfund anonymously? It was echoed in a… Read More

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