An experimental blockchain boasting an innovative array of potential features is now entering a new phase of testing.
Humans both love and fear technology. Things that make our lives easier usually are greeted warmly only after initial apprehension. However, generally speaking, that same love for convenience exposes us to all sorts of potential problems. This is especially true in the digital age. An old problem with greater stakes We all love convenience. For most […]
A paper outlining “Bulletproofs” contends to cut the down the size of confidential transactions, a long-anticipated privacy technology for bitcoin.
Darknet markets, prized for their range of wares not commonly found on the clearnet, are back online. For the past three weeks, the most popular DNMs, including Dream and Aero, have been offline due to sustained DDoS attacks. Now, following a lengthy hiatus, the majority of markets are back online. There’s just one problem: with […]
Who will guard the guards? How can you make sure that data you give to a company can only be used by that one company, for the single purpose you intended?
New advances in cryptography are propelling privacy on ethereum forward, as evidenced by talks and panels at the project’s Devcon conference this week.
Allegations of the Trump Administration colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election have flared up again. While that’s intriguing in its own right, it’s far more interesting to take a look at how some social media and other online businesses are behaving in the wake of this news. Facebook, for example, seems to be on the defensive. Being an online […]
A new programming language, debuted at Devcon Tuesday, promises to boost levels of privacy to the ethereum blockchain.
For the most paranoid founders, this startup marries the best of Snapchat, Slack and Signal to enable very secure collaboration.
There are some very disturbing developments as far as Amazon is concerned. The company has made a name for itself with its online shopping platforms and quick deliveries of ordered items. However, its latest feature, Amazon Key, is more dubious than most. This new service allows couriers to unlock customers’ front doors to complete deliveries. Amazon Key […]
Government doesn’t like it, but they have no power over the Bitcoin protocol. They can enact barriers at on-ramps and off-ramps, but can’t control Bitcoin itself.
Whether you know it or not, unless you are using a VPN, almost every action you make online is recorded digitally. Facebook, Yahoo, CNN, Youtube and Amazon –to name a few– are all using algorithms to track users’ online behaviour, and using this data themselves, or selling it on to third parties, like advertising agencies. […]
Genetic data has immense value for scientists and researchers, and Zenome is using Blockchain technology to make it possible to monetize that while still keeping it private and anonymous.
The developer of zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge privacy tech into JPMorgan’s enterprise grade Quorum blockchain.
Most people are well aware that China isn’t known for its freedom of speech. In fact, the country is home to the Great Firewall of China, which is renowned for online censorship and restricting access to certain services. It seems the Chinese government is fortifying this firewall once again, which is not surprising. The 19th National […]