A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

If any coin is going to fly under the radar, it makes sense for a privacy coin to do so. Spectre (not be confused with a separate project called SPECTRE), created two crypto tokens – the aptly named spectre token and the xspec token – in 2016, but hasn’t received much notice from the crypto community […]

Continue Reading

Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?

Faster, cheaper bitcoin transactions? Check. But at what cost? For bitcoin users, many of whom were drawn to cryptocurrency for its promise of financial sovereignty, bitcoin is still synonymous with privacy. But the gap between the vision and the reality, in which user transactions today must be published to a globally distributed ledger, has long […]

Continue Reading