XMR developers announced the release of a new update that would help to preserve and enhance the coin’s privacy feature. According to the Monero blog, the new node software will allow for improvement of transaction size and speed, while still preserving complete anonymity.
The Russian intelligence agency has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based system to track and de-anonymize Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrency transactions. Does it mean that privacy coins will lose their popularity?
Monero cryptocurrency offers its users enhanced anonymity features. However, this feature is favourable not only to ordinary traders but also to criminals taking advantage of the coin for illegal purposes. This makes some cryptocurrency exchanges avoid dealing with the coin.
The traditional method of moving money abroad has always been associated with high transfer and money conversion rates, unnecessary delays, annoying paperwork and bureaucracy, but the rise of cryptocurrency as a competing instrument seems to provide many easy alternatives.
The Blockchain-based voting system announced in Russia has a vulnerability allowing for decrypting votes before the official end of voting. This feature questions the anonymity of voting, thus making it possible to manipulate people’s votes by forcing them.
Cryptocurrency has been attracting illegal dealers since its very inception. Due to its anonymity and security, Bitcoin was widely used as a payment method on the darknet shadow markets. However, lately criminals started paying more attention to Monero as this cryptocurrency allows for an enhanced secrecy and disguise.
Recent research by a group of scientists has stated that blockchain technology could be used to enhance collaborative exploration and development in response to global pandemics such as COVID-19 through well-timed research collaborations, decentralization, and anonymity of essential information among governments.