Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal

Privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains Wednesday, propelled by the news adult entertainment leader Pornhub will now accept one of the most notable crypto assets in the category, verge (XVG), as payment. In response, it seems investors are snapping up other cryptocurrencies that tout confidentiality advances, with monero (XMR), dash (DASH), zcash (ZEC) and lesser-known names […]

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Hardware Is Hard: Two Blockchain Devices Win Plaudits at CES 2020

LAS VEGAS — In tech there’s an old adage: “hardware as hard.” It’s much easier to prototype and test a product when a mistake can be fixed by deleting and rewriting a few lines of code. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, though, two crypto companies are leading with atoms […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version of lightning that can be used to send private messages. Like bitcoin, it’s censorship-resistant. But, unlike encrypted apps that morph messages into unreadable, garbled […]

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