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Among the general public, Bitcoin is often viewed as a sort of anonymous online payment method for activities like buying drugs on darknet markets. However, the digital cash system is still far from anonymous, private, or even fungible. While there have been countless privacy-related improvement proposals for Bitcoin over the...
Bitcoin technology operation Blockstream have recently provided further details on their Liquid sidechain offering, which appears to be shaping into an incredible development for the wider ecosystem. Over the last few years, Blockstream have been quietly working away on the second-layer technologies which will be vital in developing a...
While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have popped up over the years,...
At a recent presentation at the Coinbase headquarters in San Francisco, Blockstream CTO and Bitcoin Core contributor Greg Maxwell discussed the challenges of implementing privacy enhancements in Bitcoin, specifically in terms of the Confidential Transactions (CT) proposal. In short, CT is a privacy solution for Bitcoin that blinds the amounts...
Lisk, an open source blockchain application and sidechain platform, has announced the stabilization of its mainchain, bringing greater decentralization to the ecosystem and allowing delegates to forge (generate) blocks and be rewarded for it. Prior to the event, the network was under a managed system in which the nodes of...

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