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This Binance-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything

This Binance-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything “We’ve been fucking up this mixnet idea for 39 years.” That’s how lead developer David Stainton introduced the mixing tech that powers Nym Technologies, a stealth anonymity startup that sports a roster of privacy activists and cryptography heavyweights from around the world. …

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South Korea’s Kakao Leads $15 Million Raise for Public Blockchain Startup Orbs

South Korea’s Kakao Leads $15 Million Raise for Public Blockchain Startup Orbs Hybrid blockchain platform Orbs has raised over $15 million in cryptocurrency with help from South Korean app provider Kakao. A Kakao representative told CoinDesk that its investment arm had joined the funding effort because it “always seeks to …

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Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork

Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork The most-used ethereum software client has published code that includes an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed upgrade that, if enacted by users, would bring additional features and enhancements to the network. Go-ethereum (Geth) v1.8.20, released on Tuesday, sets the Constantinople …

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Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Developers Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork

Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Developers Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork Members of ethereum’s open-source development team have reached agreement on an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed code change designed to give users the option to update the blockchain with additional features. Speaking at a bi-weekly core developer meeting …

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Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions

Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions Payments giant Mastercard claims to have developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private. According to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the payments giant has proposed a system of conducting transactions over a blockchain …

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Swiss Post, Swisscom Developing New Blockchain Platform on Hyperledger

Swiss Post, Swisscom Developing New Blockchain Platform on Hyperledger Swiss Post, the country’s national postal service, and state-owned telecoms provider Swisscom have united to develop a blockchain platform. The two announced Thursday that they are using Hyperledger Fabric to build their “simple, secure and sustainable” private blockchain infrastructure, intended to be …

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Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe

Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe “Is this really what Satoshi expected 10 years ago?” That was the question asked by activist Pavol Luptak, at the opening of a new centre for crypto-anarchy – the Paralelni Polis – in Bratislava, Slovakia in October. Citing …

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Intel Wins Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining

Intel Wins Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining Global tech giant Intel, known for its widely-used computer processors, has won a patent connected to its work in the area of cryptocurrency mining. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company a patent outlining a processor which claims to …

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