Blockchain Surveillance

How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

</header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide the Cashfusion team with feedback. News.Bitcoin.com tested the alpha version of Cashfusion so readers …

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UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

</header> <strong>On January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset …

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

</header> <strong>Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the …

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Plustoken Cash-Outs Could Be Behind BTC Price Drop, Says Report

</header> <strong>On Monday, the blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis published an excerpt from the firm’s upcoming crime report that will publish in January. According to the Chainalysis research, the Ponzi scheme called Plustoken not only defrauded investors out of $3 billion but the scam “may also be driving down the price of bitcoin.”</strong> Also read: Mystery …

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80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain Surveillance

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Ever since governments worldwide started showing adversity toward cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, a few startups have dedicated their business model to blockchain surveillance. Two weeks ago, Chainalysis revealed the company is monitoring 21 different tokens that stem from Ethereum. On Tuesday, the firm Ciphertrace announced that it’s now tracking 700 cryptocurrencies providing “visibility …

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How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>As blockchain surveillance becomes more prevalent, cryptocurrency advocates have created ways to make digital currency transactions more private. Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) has an application called Cashshuffle, which allows users to shuffle their <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> with other fractions of <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener …

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New Bitcoin Cash Specs Propose Heightened Privacy and Double-Spend Proofs

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) development continues as software engineers have revealed two distinct concepts that aim to boost the <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> network. Bitcoin Cash developer Tom Zander has announced new documentation concerning the vision of a double-spend proofs, which now exists as a pull …

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Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken …

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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are …

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Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman …

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