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The Monero Community Is Full of Honest People

Monero, the team behind the XMR cryptocurrency is known for its passion for privacy. Monero is a cryptocurrency project that takes the Bitcoin model one step further by providing a platform for totally anonymous cryptocurrency transactions. The entire community behind Monero is one that values privacy and thus, many people seem to think Monero investors have something to hide? Is this really the case though, or do these people simply just want to exercise their right to privacy and the protection of their own data? Earlier this month, Peter Todd, an ex-Bitcoin developer has spoken out about his views on...

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Privacy: ETH to Follow in XMR’s Footsteps?

The co-founder and face of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin has expressed his interest in incorporating privacy features into Ethereum. It seems Buterin is partial to the ZK-SNARKS technology that is used in privacy coin Zcash. Even so, his senses seem to be particularly excited about any developments surrounding privacy protocols. This became more obvious when a research paper was released called, “FloodXMR: Low-cost transaction flooding attack with Monero’s bulletproof protocol.” The researchers decided to look into what they call “flooding attack with Monero’s bulletproof protocol.” So basically, this involves an attacker flooding the network with their own transactions and then getting...

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Monero’s Spagni Suspects Bitcoin Got To Where It Is Today Due To Its Lack Of Privacy

On Thursday, Monero lead maintainer Riccardo Spagni appeared on an episode of Monero Talk. During the interview, Spagni made comments regarding the possibility that Bitcoin has been able to get to where it is today due to the lack of full anonymity provided by the peer-to-peer digital cash system. Satoshi’s Privacy Mistakes Monero Talk host Douglas Tuman asked Spagni about his thoughts regarding the greater cryptocurrency user base’s acceptance of Bitcoin as the gold standard despite its lack of privacy features. In his response, Spagni first discussed why Bitcoin lacks strong privacy in the first place. “[Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto]...

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3 Underrated Cryptos To Keep Your Eye On

The way the market is going, Bitcoin is going to go down in history as a one-hit wonder but it isn’t the only cryptocurrency out there. Of course, you will have heard of Ethereum, Litecoin, Cardano and so on but today, let’s take a look at a few other unknown cryptocurrencies outside of the top ten (at the current time of writing anyway). These digital assets have clearly defined foals and have potential ‘break the internet’ so to speak. To start with, let’s take a look at Zcash. Zcash (ZEC) No, it’s not the SEC instead it’s ZEC (terrible joke,...

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French Government Set To Ban Private Cryptos Like Monero & Dash

According to the latest reports, the Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly have suggested that they could look to ban privacy based cryptocurrencies, meaning cryptos like Monero, Dash and Bitcoin Private could soon be ruled out under French law. This isn’t the first time we have seen states try to outlaw private coins, it does seem that the global consensus for cryptocurrency is positive, until governments start to consider the real privacy focused projects, they obviously don’t want to hand over total control to the masses… In a report published by the committee, Éric Woerth, the Minister of Budget and...

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