Will compromise on anonymous crypto appease US regulators, spur adoption?

Cryptocurrencies were designed to be anonymous or pseudonymous, so there is an inherent tension when protocols come up against jurisdictional authorities.  In the United States, the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector has jousted with regulators over the need to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules, and even over adherence to economic … Read more

How blockchain can open up energy markets: EU DLT expert explains

Aside from the buzzing neologism of Web3, there is a bit less catchy but hardly less important concept of Industry 4.0, which includes the new and revolutionary drivers of the next generation’s industrial landscape. And, especially when it comes to the energy sector, blockchain lies at the heart of these technologies.  The authors of a … Read more

Top Privacy Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Lost Half Their Value in Less Than 2 Months – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

Since the end of April, the top privacy crypto assets by market capitalization went from a combined value of $10.7 billion to today’s valuation of around $5.09 billion. During that time frame, monero lost 48% in value while zcash shed 56% against the U.S. dollar. Privacy Coin Economy Sheds Billions Since End of April The … Read more

Crypto’s uses and misuses: Binance-Reuters quarrel raises questions

Crypto exchange Binance has courted controversy almost from its 2017 beginnings, and five years later, the dustups continue. On June 6, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission was reported to be investigating whether Binance Holdings broke U.S. securities rules in launching its digital tokens. Meanwhile, on the same day, Reuters published a scathing 4,700-word … Read more

Regulations and exchange delistings put future of private cryptocurrencies in doubt

The core principles of cryptocurrency were based on financial independence, decentralization and anonymity. With regulations being the key to mass adoption, however, the privacy aspect of the crypto market seems to be in jeopardy. In 2022, even though no particular country has come up with a universal regulatory outline that governs the whole crypto market, … Read more

The crypto industry must do more to promote encryption, says Meltem Demirors

“I like to call myself a future, or aspiring, cult leader,” Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares — a publicly listed investment firm managing around $5 billion in assets — told Cointelegraph.  Demirors, who first entered the Bitcoin (BTC) space in late 2012, further mentioned that it has been “fun to see how big … Read more

Blockchain Firm Edge Launches Confidential Crypto Mastercard – Privacy Bitcoin News

The San Diego-based cryptocurrency firm Edge has announced the launch of a confidential crypto Mastercard that doesn’t collect KYC data and doesn’t charge transaction fees. Edge’s website notes that there’s “no name or address associated with [the] Edge Mastercard” giving privacy advocates peace of mind. Edge Reveals Privacy-Centric Crypto Mastercard The digital currency firm Edge … Read more

Crypto privacy is in greater jeopardy than ever before — here’s why

Despite the latest technology, the world has yet to crack the code for privacy and security online. But that isn’t the only big problem we need to worry about. Hackers and robbers are tricking innocent users into giving up their private information as society becomes increasingly digital — and virtual currencies have a role in … Read more

MimbleWimble adds new features for Litecoin, but some exchanges balk

Litecoin is one of the earliest alternative coins (altcoins) that came to light after Bitcoin (BTC). Created in October 2011, it is now the 20th most valuable cryptocurrency, boasting a market capitalization of over $4 billion, according to CoinMarketCap data. The MimbleWimble upgrade was first conceived more than two years ago as part of the … Read more

US central bank digital currency commenters divided on benefits, unified in confusion

In January, the United States Federal Reserve Board of Governors released a discussion paper on a potential U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC) titled “Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation.” The comment period for the paper ended May 20, with the Fed receiving over 2,000 pages of comments from … Read more