US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

In the case of blockchains without privacy protections such as Zcash anonymous transactions , governments and third party blockchain analytics companies have access to all of the blockchain data – by design.

Zcash Foundation Reveals FPGA Research Results

Zcash Foundation Reveals FPGA Research Results

In May last year, after Bitmain unveiled its new Antimer Z9 Mini, the Foundation funded research into ASIC resistance, partly to appeal to the network’s strong base of GPU miners.

Zash (ZEC) - All You Need to Know

Zash (ZEC) - All You Need to Know

This construction allows two users to transact on the blockchain by obfuscating the information of both the sender and receiver along with the amount. Below is the list of exchanges that allow buying/exchanging of Zcash using various fiat or crypto coins.

Uncle Sam Wants to Snoop on Your Monero Transactions

Uncle Sam Wants to Snoop on Your Monero Transactions

According to the document, blockchain monitoring frameworks geared toward Zcash and Monero are of special interest to the DHS because its existing Bitcoin-focused analytics capabilities “cover only a limited scope within the realm of cryptocurrencies.” The expansion into the privacy cryptocurrency area is intended to keep pace with newer blockchain implementations and demonstrate that the DHS possesses sufficient extensibility to deal with the threat posed by illegal hidden transactions.

Private Transactions: 3 Cryptocurrencies More Private Than Bitcoin

Private Transactions: 3 Cryptocurrencies More Private Than Bitcoin

Thirdly, it uses burn-after-reading “stealth addresses.” Unlike Bitcoin, where anyone can track your wallet address on the blockchain, the only person who sees your Monero address is the one you’re transacting with. Unlike Monero, however, privacy isn’t “on” by default with Zcash.

What’s the difference between Monero, Zcash, and BEAM?

What’s the difference between Monero, Zcash, and BEAM?

That means that when Monero reaches Bitcoin’s current scale concerning the total number of transactions, its blockchain will be about 5 terabytes — hardly sustainable for a regular PC, let alone on smaller devices.