Tagged: privacy

Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Now Locked In, Should Support Significantly Cheaper and More Private BTC Transactions: Report

Taproot has now been locked in and should activate in November of this year. Taproot is the name of various technological innovations that have all been bundled together. When they are activated, they should make Bitcoin (BTC) transactions significantly cheaper and also more private, along… Read More

Fintech TrueAccord Reveals that CEO Ohad Samet Joins California Dept of Financial Protection and Innovation

TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health,” recently revealed that Ohad Samet, CEO and Co-founder of TrueAccord Group, has been named to the inaugural debt collection advisory committee of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation… Read More

Monero (XMR) and Bitcoin (BTC) Trustless Atomic Swaps Now Live, COMIT Network Reveals

Australia-based COMIT Network, a research and development (R&D) workgroup, recently announced that “trustless” atomic swaps between Monero (XMR) and Bitcoin (BTC) are currently live on Mainnet. According to a release, this allows users to trade XMR for BTC without having to trust a third-party or… Read More

Ocean Protocol Reveals that its Market Now Features Compute-to-Data, a Privacy Preserving Way to Exchange Data

  The developers at Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have revealed that Compute-to-Data has landed in the Ocean Market. According to the Ocean Protocol team, Compute-to-Data “enables buying… Read More

Mina Protocol Devs Share how they’re Creating Private Gateway between Real World and Crypto

The developers of the Mina Protocol recently shared how they’re creating a private gateway between the “real world” and “crypto.” The development team noted in a blog post: “At Mina, our ambition is to design technology that empowers people. To rebalance the scales and give… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Official Address Concerns Regarding User Privacy and the Digital Yuan

China’s officials have addressed concerns that the digital yuan may be violating or infringing on user privacy. They’ve looked into questions related to “controllable anonymity” as well. STCN reports that on March 20, 2021, Mu Changchun, Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute of the… Read More

Mark Goldberg, Partner at Index Ventures and Fintech Plaid Investor, Predicts User Data Privacy Will be Major Digital Trend, Digital Banks will be Huge

Mark Goldberg, partner at Index Ventures and an investor in Plaid, Intercom, and Transcend, has shared some interesting predictions around where Fintech might be heading in the next 10 years. 1/ Using the end of year to look ahead — here are 5 predictions around… 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

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

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