Making Blockchain Safe and Secure, a Balancing Act That Never Ends

How secure is blockchain technology? Experts weigh in on the complex differences between public and permissioned blockchains. Blockchain technology has become synonymous with privacy and security, but those very characteristics have been put to the test over the past decade. With historical roots embedded in cryptography, many blockchain and cryptocurrency projects purport to offer unbridled […]

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Ethereum Privacy Protocol Takes Foot Off Brake With Entirely Immutable Contracts

Tornado.cash has launched complete immutability for its smart contracts, despite the potential security risks. Fledgling Ethereum anonymization protocol Tornado.cash has launched completely immutable smart contracts — rendering the protocol “unstoppable” from May 21. While the project has extolled the virtues of immutability and declared that “code is law,” many within the Ethereum (ETH) community are […]

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John McAfee Admits Ghost ‘Copy-Pasted’ From PIVX, Threatens Lawsuits

The British-American entrepreneur admitted his privacy-oriented project Ghost borrowed from open-source anonymity coin PIVX, but apparently wants to sue it nonetheless. Eccentric cryptocurrency advocate John McAfee admitted his anonymity-oriented project Ghost “copy-pasted” parts of its whitepaper from the documentation for open-source privacy coin PIVX in a series of tweets today. He nonetheless appears to intend […]

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