The first Bitcoin privacy update in four years is bringing changes that are broadly popular among the user base. The "Taproot" update, scheduled for November, changes the digital signature algorithm underpinning the system.
Russian darknet market Hydra emerged as the hotspot for illegal transactions within three years, earning $1.37 billion in cryptocurrency transactions.
US Authorities seized cryptocurrency worth $24 million in Operation Egypto, targeting an online fraud scheme that stole over $200 million from tens of thousands of Brazilian investors.
US law enforcement agencies make up the majority of the information requests and nearly all of the ‘three letter’ players are getting in on the action, from the FBI to the IRS.
The South Korean government is set to implement mandatory KYC verification for cryptocurrency exchanges in March, but the new requirements may be in violation of existing privacy laws.
Brave privacy browser may have violated FTC and GDPR regulations for automatically redirecting users to affiliate links after they entered the name or URL of cryptocurrency sites.
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency is facing strong pushback in Europe with concerns raised over the systemic risks to the global financial system and potential data privacy issues.
New UN report discloses how North Korea has financed its WMD program with more than $2 billion from cybercrime against world’s largest financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.
Many are concerned about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency which allows the social media giant to not only know the details about its users’ social life but also their financial activities.