Friday, January 28, 2022
It’s been a rough start to the week for crypto investors, although numbers are starting to point upwards once again.Eyes were anxiously set on a new all-time high for ether that failed to materialize as Bitcoin miners largely...
Four years after forking from Bitcoin, privacy-centric blockchain network Zcash has completed its first halving.At 12:37 UTC, Zcash passed block height 1,046,400 to trigger the event that cuts miners’ rewards from 6.25 ZEC to 3.125 ZEC.A miner reward...
Nigerians are adopting more VPNs, including decentralized VPNs.The adoption comes as #EndSARS protestors are concerned the government may limit access to parts of the internet.Mysterium, a decentralized VPN, is trying to reach crypto users in parts of the...
‘Twas the penultimate night before Christmas, when all through the network, every machine was stirring, down to even the smallest Raspberry Pi. While businesses, the stock markets and many restaurants will be closed for the holidays, Ethereum 2.0, like...
Privacy advocates argue that blockchain analysis is essentially blockchain surveillance and, by contracting with governments, firms offering analytics are laying the groundwork for additional forms of mass surveillance.Western tech firms aided dictators during the Arab Spring and helped...
Welcome to another edition of Valid Points, where Will Foxley and I give a weekly update about the status and ongoing development of Ethereum 2.0. We’ll soon be incorporating data directly from CoinDesk’s own Eth 2.0 validator node by...
Darknet markets are having a rough 2020.COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all shipping-centric industries, drug sellers included. Criminologist Andréanne Bergeron estimates that only 21% of darknet market transactions resulted in on-time deliveries during the height of pandemic lockdowns...
The number of criminals using so-called privacy wallets to facilitate crypto money laundering is on the rise, according to Elliptic, a U.K.-based blockchain analytics company.The firm estimates that over 13% of the proceeds from crime involving bitcoin are...