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Cambridge University’s Third Crypto Study Records 101 Million Cryptocurrency Users Worldwide

The University of Cambridge and the school’s Centre for Alternative Finance has published the third “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study.” The 71-page in-depth study examines the current growth of the crypto industry, mining, offchain activity, crypto asset user profiling, regulation, and security. The September 2020 third edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study concentrates on four …

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The IRS offers a $625,000 bounty to anyone who can break Monero and Lightning

The United States Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has offered a bounty of up to $625,000 to anyone who can break purportedly untraceable privacy coins like Monero (XMR) as well as trace transactions on Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network.  The official proposal, published last week, says the IRS will accept submissions in the form of working prototypes …

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Privacy Options Underutilized in Cryptocurrency Usage: Report

Advances in cryptography have not met with user enthusiasm, suggesting a disconnect between the cryptocurrency community and its cypherpunk ancestors. According to Coin Metrics, transactions of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies zcash (ZEC), monero (XMR), and grin only add up to 6% of bitcoin’s transactions. Zcash’s privacy feature is significantly underutilized, with less than 2% of transactions fully …

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29 Cryptocurrencies Delisted on Liquid Exchange to Comply With Singapore’s FATF Crypto Regulation

A major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Liquid, has delisted 29 cryptocurrencies to comply with the crypto regulation in Singapore in an effort to become a licensed crypto exchange operator in the country. Singapore has been enhancing its crypto regulation in line with the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). 29 Cryptocurrencies Delisted One …

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Coinbase CEO: Exchange Won’t List XMR Due to ‘Issue With Regulators’

Brian Armstrong says Coinbase won’t be listing privacy coins like Monero (XMR) as they’re still untested grounds for regulators in the United States. In a July 24 interview with Peter McCormack on his “What Bitcoin Did” podcast, Armstrong said he wanted to take a more conservative approach with Coinbase so the exchange would pass the …

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Not So Private: 99% of Zcash and Dash Transactions Traceable, Says Chainalysis

Amid Youtube Censorship, Individuals Flock to Decentralized Video Sharing Apps Like Lbry.tv In mid-May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on one of our mining pool videos being censored and banned from the video-sharing platform Youtube. The report had shown how Youtube has been censoring videos for a long time now, and the CEO specifically told … read more. …

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