MARKETHIVE: One Company That is Bucking the Trends

Centralized Social Media platforms, like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn to name a few, have been paramount and prevalent in our lives for nearly 2 decades, so many people are unaware of the technology that is available to us now. The upcoming platforms classed as Market Networks are a sovereign way to develop online communities, giving…

Ethereum Co-Founder Mihai Alisie Concerned Over Libra Centralization

Ethereum’s co-founder Mihai Alisie is extremely concerned that Facebook is attempting to hoodwink regulators into approving a centralized “cryptocurrency,” according to a report by Bloomberg on July 11.In an interview with Bloomberg, Alisie stressed that Facebook is attempting to get regulator approval for its yet-to-be-released virtual currency Libra by claiming that it will not be…

OPACITY LAUNCHES CRYPTO FILE STORAGE

Opacity focuses on privacy, security, and a familiar user experience. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 5, 2019 — Opacity Storage, a cryptographic file storage company, today announced the release of Opacity v1.0. The new product provides anonymous online file storage utilizing a crypto token payment system and a user friendly interface. No personal data such as…

Samourai Wallet Raises First Funding Round in Fight Against Bitcoin Surveillance

news The team behind the privacy-obsessed bitcoin app, Samourai Wallet, has gotten its first round of venture funding. Founded by two former developers at Blockchain.info, Keonne Rodriguez and William Hill, the wallet’s maker, Katana Cryptographic, has received a $100,000 investment from Cypherpunk Holdings. Samourai Wallet has been built for Android users, specifically designed to enhance…

2018: When Privacy and Decentralization Collided

news Guy Zyskind is the CEO and co-founder of Enigma, a secure computation protocol that integrates with blockchains. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. In 2018, two major long-term trends finally collided in a very public fashion. The first trend was the over-centralization of online platforms. For years, Facebook, Google…

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

FEATURE Richard Stallman, the fervently committed founder of the free software movement, is discussing the term “libertarian,” when he stops talking abruptly and says, “Hello?” I tell him I’m still listening, but he explains that the confused greeting wasn’t intended for me. Instead, he says a man’s voice – neither mine nor an echo of…

‘Voldemort’ Strikes Again? A New Crypto White Paper Has His Name On It

A new privacy paper surfaced in the “bitcoin wizards” chat channel Wednesday bearing a familiar name – “Tom Elvis Jedusor,” the French version of Tom Riddle (better-known as Harry Potter’s archenemy Lord Voldemort). Strange as it sounds, this isn’t the first time this happened. A little more than two years ago, a protocol improving two of…

Ecash’s Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He’s Built the Fastest Blockchain Ever

One of the founders of the cypherpunk movement has just revealed new technology that he believes will revolutionize cryptocurrency from this moment on. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the grey-haired, digital money pioneer David Chaum is launching a new cryptocurrency Elixxir via his startup. And his goals are bold. By using cryptographic techniques he invented decades…