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Will 2020 Become The Year of Privacy Crypto Coins? So Far It Is

While most people consider every cryptocurrency transaction anonymous, that’s not the case. Bitcoin, for example, has all transactions recorded on a public ledger, which can be easily accessed. In theory and practice, it’s entirely possible to associate a Bitcoin address with an individual, especially if he has ever used a cryptocurrency exchange, which requires identity...
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Can Zcash Blossom Revitalize ZEC’s Price Trend?

On Dec. 11 Zcash activated the Blossom network upgrade. Announced last year, the upgrade halved the block time to 75 seconds to increase throughput. Markets responded positively, but can that last? The Blossom upgrade is a fairly simple change that doubles the throughput of the Zcash blockchain. Blocks are produced twice as fast while maintaining...
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Is Zcash (ZEC) a Total Failure? Crypto Influencers Disagree

Privacy coin attacked for “dumping on investors”. Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin – also an advisor for Zcash (ZEC) – says coin is exploring uncharted terrain. Market cap – but not coin price – up 40,000% since launch. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin leapt to the defence of privacy coin Zcash (ZEC) after a prominent crypto influencer...
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Crypto Venture Studio Thesis Aims to Build Its Way to Becoming Major Zcash Stakeholder

In October 2020, the Zcash Founders’ Reward, which funds key development around the Zcash ecosystem through a ZEC block reward issuance, is set to expire. If that happens, 100 percent of the ZEC mined thereafter would go to ZEC miners. Recently, the privacy project’s community has been discussing whether to let that expiration actualize or...
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Beam, BCH and Zcash Will Join BTC in Halving Their Mining Rewards

There’s been a lot of noise about Bitcoin’s halving, set to occur in May, and the effect this will have on price as BTC’s mining reward is slashed. It’s not the only PoW coin gearing up for a major reduction in its emission rate next year, with Bitcoin Cash, Beam, and Zcash all set to...
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PayPal Axes Pornhub Performers Payments Model as Verge Stands to Gain

In one sudden and swift move payments giant PayPal has cut off the thousands of performers on adult behemoth Pornhub that depended on the payment service to receive their payments. The pornographic platform indicated this in a blog post in the help section on the website. They wrote: “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision...
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pressured to Collect More Private User Information by FATF

The FATF’s recent guidelines have widespread implications on what private information exchanges need to track and collect from customers. Here are some insights on the recent regulation from CipherTrace’s Nov. 5 Cryptocurrency Travel Rule Compliance Conference and Hackathon. An event oriented around the integration of cryptocurrency into the modern financial infrastructure may be at odds...
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Electric Coin Company Donates ZCash Trademark To Zcash Foundation

Electric Coin Company has officially donated the Zcash trademark to the Zcash foundation after they had created the privacy-focused cryptocurrency in 2016 as we are reading further in the Zcash news today. Upon an agreement that was signed on November 6, the Zcash Foundation will be financially responsible for all of the costs associated with...
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Binance.US Exceeds $15 Million Daily Trading Volume One Month after Launch

The U.S. arm of Binance has not only achieved an incredibly daily trading volume but also has increased token listings from 7 to 24 tokens. In September, one of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges Binance launched its U.S. arm, initially allowing U.S0. citizens to trade 13 cryptocurrency pairs across Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin cash (BCH),...
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Zk-STARKs Arrive: But Is The Privacy Coin Tech Even Needed?

Zk-STARKs have been long hyped up as a replacement for Zcash’s Zk-SNARK system, for one simple reason: they don’t require the trusted setup, which (if compromised) could allow an attacker to mint unlimited coins. The Monero team has been especially vocal about that possibility, speculating in 2017 on including Zk-STARKs in the roadmap. Fluffypony even ‘promised’ a STARK-based sidechain on...
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Monero, privacy coin usage would have made child porn investigation difficult

When news about Bitcoin being the main factor behind the crackdown on the largest child pornography website broke out, some speculated that this would lead to an increased use of privacy-enhancing cryptocurrencies for illicit activities on the deep web, making it harder for law enforcement agencies to track down the people involved in illegal activities....
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Binance.US users can now trade Algorand (ALGO) and Zcash (ZEC)

Binance.US, Binance’s crypto trading created exclusively for customers in the U.S., announced that it had listed two new cryptocurrencies–Algorand (ALGO) and Zcash (ZEC). Deposits for the two new cons are currently open in preparation for trading, which will open on Oct. 17 at 9:00 pm EST. Two new trading pairs added to Binance.US Customers in...
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eToro Unveils New Crypto Portfolio Based on the Algorithm of Twitter Mentions

This sentiment-driven trading platform by eToro will advance machine-learning techniques to analyze investors perceptions. Global investment platform eToro has announced its new sentiment-based crypto portfolio offering called TheTIE-Long-Only. For this, eToro has joined hands with a data analytics platform The TIE which can formulate an algorithm-based investment strategy. The input data for this sentiment-driven trading...
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Privacy-Focused Zcash Demands Access To Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

Privacy-focused Zcash is looking to find access to Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem as we are about to find out more in the latest news on altcoin. As reported just a day ago, the topic of interoperability was the key point of the now concluded Devcon 5 developer conference in Osaka, Japan. At this conference, many...
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Dash, Zcash delisting decision under review: OKEx Korea

There is no silver lining in a situation where a major exchange in the industry has decided to delist certain assets. Over the past month, South Korea’s OKEx, one of the leading crypto-exchanges in the world, reached a decision to stop supporting certain privacy-centric coins, including major assets such as Dash [DASH], Monero [XMR] and...
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Monero Delisted from OKEx, Privacy Coins Zcash, Dash Under Review

The South Korean division of Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEX has suspended the delisting of two privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies due to new regulatory guidelines released by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).  The planned suspension of Zcash (ZEC) and Dash (DASH) is currently being reviewed, according to a blog post on OKEx’s official website. OKEX first...
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OKEx Korea Might not Delist all Privacy Coins After all

The cryptocurrency industry is always evolving in one way or another. Privacy coins have become very problematic in some Asian countries, with South Korea being the main point of focus. Contrary to an earlier decision, OKEx Korea will not remove all privacy coins just yet. Two coins are still in the good graces, for the...
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Monero (XMR), IOTA and Zcash (ZEC) Price Analysis and Prediction for October 9th

Monero Price Analysis (XMR/USD) On today’s hourly chart, the Monero coin is showing a beatable outlook, with negative moves. XMR/USD pair failed to recover from the bearish momentum as it is currently holding strong support below $54.938 and resistance level at $56.199. The market started the sell-offs trading at $55.875, followed by a short-term consolidation...
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A Little Privacy? Coins Zcash And Dash Under Scrutiny

Earlier this year, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued its guidance to member states on a “risk-based approach to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.” The intergovernmental regulator puts the onus of responsibility onto exchanges and wallets to share user data, virtually eliminating privacy in crypto transactions. The guidance was a seismic moment...
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Zcash, Dash and NEO Price Analysis and Prediction: Uptrend May Continue if the Bulls Manage to Break Above Major Resistance Level

After a terrible week, cryptocurrency markets are finally looking better. The bleeding seems to have stopped and markets are currently trading sideways. This current uptrend may continue if the bulls manage to beak above major resistance level that’s up ahead. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite cryptocurrencies ZCash, Dash and NEO and...
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Zcash is completely compliant with FATF’s Travel Rule, claims ECC’s Jack Gavigan

Recently, popular South Korean exchange OKEx was in the news after it delisted all its privacy coins, including Monero [XMR], Zcash [ZEC], and DASH [DASH], along with several others. UpBit followed suit, delisting several privacy coins as well. Both exchanges went on to claim that the regulatory obligations arising from the Financial Action Task Force...
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Privacy Coins Need A Change In Order To Survive Delistings: Analysis

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, is in the latest cryptocurrency news again. This time, the Venezuelan President has mandated that the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency – the Petro – must be used for funding the ‘Great Housing Mission Venezuela’ social hosing program. The minister of popular power for habitat and housing named Ildemaro Villarroel, said...
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Privacy Coins Must Change to Survive as Delistings Loom

Privacy coins are facing a threat over the latest regulatory requirements for transparency. Relatively well-accepted assets like Dash (DASH), Monero (XMR), and ZCash (ZEC) will have to comply with almost impossible demands, reported Bloomberg. Anonymity Gets Discouraged Coins that allow the obscuring of transactions and offer wallets with anonymity features may be the next target...
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Coinbase Plans to Add Telegram and 16 Other Digital Assets on its Platform

Coinbase announced that it plans a possible addition of 17 new cryptos to its platform including Telegram provided that the assets meet set technical standards and comply with applicable laws. In the latest blog post announcement, Coinbase highlighted a possible addition of 17 new cryptos to its platform including Telegram. As part of the exploratory...
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Binance Teases FATF, Allows Lending via Privacy Coins

Binance, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is adding three anonymity-focused cryptocurrencies to its loaning platform.The Malta-based company said in a blog post that Binance Lending would allow users to lend in Monero, Zcash, and Dash. The annualized interest rate for the “fifth phase of Binance Lending products” with a 14-day...
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Crypto Exchange OKEx Delists Privacy Coins Over FATF Travel Rule

OKEx Korea, the South Korean branch of the popular crypto trading platform has announced the removal of five privacy-focused cryptocurrencies from its trading catalog. The exchange becomes the latest to no longer offer crypto trading pairs that include a high-anonymity coin. The news also signals a further reduction of the South Korean crypto trading market...
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FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of Privacy

The delisting of privacy coins like monero, zcash, and dash is becoming something of a trend in Asia, and could soon expand elsewhere. In the wake of the intra-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issuing new global standards, Korean exchanges Okex and Upbit have announced they will delist and put warnings on several privacy coins...
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FATF Pressures OKEx to Delist Monero, Zcash, Dash; Litecoin Next?

A guideline issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is prompting OKEx to delist popular privacy-centering cryptocurrencies.Travel RuleThe Korean wing of the cryptocurrency firm announced on Monday that it is going to stop trading of Monero, Zcash, Dash, Horizen, and Super Bitcoin on its exchange. All the five assets, in one way or another, allows...
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OKEx Korea Removing Support for All Privacy Coins

The South Korean subsidiary of the OKEx exchange revealed today that it will be removing support for its five privacy coins: Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super Bitcoin (SBTC). The decision to delist the five coins was made as the cryptos were allegedly in violation of the Financial Action Task Force...
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Monero, Dash and Other Privacy Coins Delisted By OKEx Korea as ‘Violating FATF Travel Rule’

According to OKEx Korea, ‘dark’ Monero, Dash, Zcash, Horizen and Super Bitcoin will be delisted on October 10. The deadline for final withdrawals for the coins is set for December 10. OKEx Korea exchange has decided to delist five privacy coins: Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super Bitcoin (SBTC). According to...
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