Cryptographers Are Always Going to Be ‘One Step Ahead’ of Regulators: Monero’s Spagni

While regulators are trying to restrict privacy in crypto, their efforts may be futile, according to privacy-centric protocol Monero’s maintainer, Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni.  “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants the same level of insight [into monero] as they have over digital dollars in bank accounts; however, cryptographers and researchers are always going to be […]

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Bitcoin News Roundup for Oct. 19, 2020

With BTC transaction activity slowing and Filecoin miners striking, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! Bitcoin’s transaction activity has cooled amid the recent lull in price action – and that’s hurting miners’ earnings.  Some of the largest Filecoin miners stopped mining on Saturday, complaining the project’s mining incentive scheme has […]

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Crypto Long & Short: The OKEx Drama Exposes a Weakness in Crypto Market Infrastructure

This week saw more exchange drama rock the crypto markets.  OKEx, one of the industry’s largest crypto-fiat exchanges, suspended all cryptocurrency withdrawals, saying one of the exchange’s key holders has “been out of touch” with the exchange because they are “currently cooperating with a public security bureau in investigations.”  Coming hard on the heels of […]

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