Top 5 Crypto Performers: NEO, LTC, BTC, ETH, XMR

Can Facebook’s announcement regarding its crypto project next week provide a boost to other cryptos? The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market […]

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Is Bitcoin’s Increasing Anonymity a Threat to Privacy Coins?

Bitcoin’s privacy is getting better, but does it pose an existential threat to anonymous cryptocurrencies? It’s no secret that Bitcoin isn’t actually anonymous, despite what various outside observers of crypto might claim. It is, in fact, pseudonymous, as its transactions are vulnerable to being traced to specific individuals by governments and intelligence agencies with enough […]

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Mixed Cryptocurrency Transactions Up 300% as Crypto Users Pursue Anonymity

“CoinJoins,” where crypto transactions are mixed to deliver anonymity to senders, have risen by 300% in the past nine months, data shows. Mixed cryptocurrency transactions now represent 4.09% of all bitcoin (BTC) payments, according to data published by Longhash on April 29. So-called “CoinJoins” have risen by 300% in the space of nine months. By blending multiple transactions […]

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Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments — 98% as compared with just 2% for privacy coins like dash and monero. Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — […]

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