online resources

As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! Two pieces of Bitcoin news this week seemed to point toward conflicting trends that are central to this era of the technology. As Bitcoin becomes more popular, regulators are seeking ways to monitor its use while, at the same time, more development and user effort is being pointed toward obscuring that use. It’s a battle that is likely to escalate for some time, and Bitcoiners are optimistic that their privacy efforts will ultimately stay one step…

Continue Reading As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?

A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy Part 2: Don’t Be Misled by Red Herrings

In Part One of this treatise, we examined the fundamental relationship between Bitcoin and privacy by going back to the beginning with the whitepaper. In spite of some excellent privacy preserving options  that have been available to users since those early days, we seem to have taken a few wrong turns. But to fix it, in order to make Bitcoin’s privacy “great again,” we must be able to distinguish between real privacy and red herrings that can only lead us further off the path. Fiat Gateways Lead to Privacy Graveyards Bitcoin is an effective system to transfer and store wealth,…

Continue Reading A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy Part 2: Don’t Be Misled by Red Herrings

End of content

No more pages to load