A Level Above Tor, How Binance-Backed HOPR Project Mixnet Secures Metadata



Data is the new oil, and corporations want to control it. Distributed ledger technologies (DLT), comprising community-led blockchain and blockless solutions, can patch the privacy hole baked into the fabric of the internet. The Metadata WeaknessThe objective of privacy-focused blockchain firms is to unleash a robust solution that addresses the fragility in the current internet's architecture: metadata. To fully understand why it is vital to protect metadata, one must first gr

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Blockchains will stop competing on which is superior and will focus on customer satisfaction



In the ten-plus years Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have existed, the debate has been based on the blockchain’s potential and how it can help solve many problems that existed, especially in the financial world. It has become clear the technology isn’t perfect within the period and has a long way to go before it’s efficient enough to serve the masses. Like any other product, the first version encompasses the idea and the creators’ vision, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be

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Emerging DeFi Trends That Are Likely to Dominate 2021



Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has been the hottest crypto trend in 2020 and is likely to continue dominating the show next year as well. This burgeoning crypto niche is now a force to reckon with when it comes to financial services; in fact, diehards are of the opinion that it is the future of finance. Basically, DeFi innovations spun around traditional financial services with the cutting edge being a decentralized ecosystem. Today, the total value locked (TVL) in DeFi is well

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Can DeFi do Better Than Traditional Financial Institutions?



Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is often touted as a solution to address inefficiencies in traditional finance. There are indeed a lot of shortcomings where legacy solutions are concerned. Different aspects of finance will need to be modernized over the coming years. A Different Take on Traditional FinanceOn the surface, onlookers may see traditional finance and DeFi as the same. Current products and services that make up the decentralized finance ecosystem are not different

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Report: Analysing 100 best cryptocurrency news sites



I have compiled the top 100 English language news platforms and compared them across 12 metrics. The data was collected in November-December 2020. The report and spreadsheet will help editors, journalists and media platform owners better understand their environment. It can aid marketeers, PR specialists and SEO specialists to quickly assess the real quality of sites. Investors can use it to understand whose news they can trust the most. Crypto project owners can use it as

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What India's anti-crypto push tells us about the future globally?



Cryptocurrencies have been moving forward as never before. Institutional investors are moving into the market to join the individuals who now commonly trade on mobile devices. In this regard, India is proving itself to be a nation of paradoxes. It has one of the most dynamic cryptocurrency industries in the world, but the Indian government is fighting to ban Bitcoin. The Modi government’s attitude towards Bitcoin is important as the struggles in India are reflected elsewhere,

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Don't get too excited about $300,000 bitcoin just yet



The recent Bitcoin bull run seems to be unstoppable and a Citibank analyst is predicting it could “moon” to heights of $300,000 by the end of next year. Is he right? Bitcoin is back. The cryptocurrency has smashed straight through the $18,000 barrier and its momentum does not appear to be slowing. There is more interest among investors than ever before. According to research from Fidelity, a growing number of institutional investors believe digital assets should be part of th

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Without Corruption And Bureaucracy: What Is Blockchain And What Are The Possibilities Of This Technology?



Anyone remotely interested in technology has heard the words Bitcoin and blockchain at least once in their lives. And thanks to their increasing value, the mainstream public is hyped up about cryptocurrencies once again. People are looking for ways to buy bitcoin with debit card and invest in it, hoping to make a hefty profit. However, when it was created, Bitcoin’s main purpose was entirely different. Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin was supposed to end poverty, el

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US passport agent to accept Bitcoin: Could it be the biggest de-anonymization of Bitcoin users in history?



San Jose-based visa and passport services provider Peninsula Visa announced its introduction of Bitcoin as an accepted payment method to its services. The firm aims to speed up the US processing passport applications, renewals and other additional tasks. Passports can be acquired using Bitcoin within a month and it will be backed by Coinbase Commerce. This step may enable the biggest de-anonymization of Bitcoin users in history. A large amount of sensitive data that is create

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Why you should use Product Hunt to find investors



Product Hunt is a social platform that allows community members to post exciting products, mostly digital ones. Since its launch, the website has gained extreme popularity and has quickly grown to be the equivalent of what Hacker News is for developers. On the platform, products are submitted and upvoted by members. It serves as the place for product discovery, and users discover companies and the people behind the products. It was founded back in 2013, and since then, it bec

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Cryptocurrency Payment Solutions Are The Holy Grail of Crypto Adoption



Cryptocurrencies are about to disrupt the world’s monetary ecosystem and could probably mark a new phase in the evolution of money. With only a decade of existence, the digital asset market has grown to over $364 billion as of press time. This upward trajectory is a result of Bitcoin and other initiatives that have popped up to further scale opportunities linked with distributed ecosystems. Notably, BTC has recorded over 8,700% ROI given its current trading price of $11,900;

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How Are Cross-Chain Transactions and Interoperability Saving Blockchain's Blushes?



The blockchain story has captivated heads of nations, CEOs of large enterprises, the entrepreneurship minds of startup teams, as well as the average individual. There is no doubt that this technology has had its fair share of mainstream buzz. And it has spurred a multi-billion-dollar market, slowly coming to terms with the possibilities that blockchain avails. While this notion was the consensus a year ago, reports emanating from the tech world show that the blockchain craze

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How to Reach God-Level in Crypto



When you were celebrating the 2019 Xmas did you think 2020 would be so...ahem..eventful? Someone needs to come out and say it: 2020 was probably the toughest year this generation (you, if you’re reading this text) has ever experienced. There’s a wealth of all sorts of things happening around the globe, but the intensity is growing. Things are getting seriously intense. Some people are drawing parallels, and, well, they sound pretty convincing: “The passage from the Bible b

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How Digital Asset Crowdfunding Can Inject New Dynamism to Businesses



The investment climate across the globe is undergoing fundamental changes. Technological advances have made investment advisory services remarkably versatile. Since 2014, the financial planning industry has grown remarkably at over 4.8% annually to a current value of about $60 billion in the USA alone. Globally, it is worth hundreds of billions. Regardless, this sector is still making advancements to catch up with developments in this industry. This is because any service ind

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Why Digital Assets And Blockchain Technology Can Be The Best Investments You Could Make In 2020



The global economic model is undergoing an enormous transformation, thanks to the internet and innovations like blockchain. The transformation is generating new and impressive opportunities for businesses and investors. But terms like "digital assets" are still new to many investors. A lack of understanding can hold investors from taking advantage of the opportunities available to them in this digital transformation of the world's economy. Digital assets are a new asset class

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Coronavirus Exposes The Flaw With Sharing Economy Platforms And How Decentralization Can Fix The Sector



A few months ago, things were going great within the sharing economy sector. Uber and fellow ride-sharing competitors were dominating the ground transportation while Airbnb was outperforming even the world's biggest hotel brands when it came to the number of rooms rented and even consumer spending. There were new startups that were using digital matching services to facilitate everything from food delivery, package delivery, to even toilet rentals. The industry was booming w

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PlutusDefi Comes Into The Spotlight As The Leading Full-Stack Defi Aggregator



DeFi symbolizes the start of a new era where finance is no longer fully dependent on banking institutions. This turning point came with the realization that the current system is highly inefficient and lacks the adaptability to the rapid pace of technological advancement. Now, with the arrival of blockchain, the entire purpose of financial institutions is subject to reconsideration. As a part of the new decentralized ecosystem, they are no longer mere providers of service – b

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The Recent Twitter Hack Shows The Problems of Centralized Apps That Blockchain Can Solve



The recent Twitter hack gave everyone the chills. The accounts of prominent personalities became the fodder for a hacker who had relevant experience in the field of social engineering. Bill Gates, Kanye West, Barrack Obama, President Elon Musk, and many more personalities had their accounts hacked. There were false claims of doubling the amounts of Bitcoins sent to a specific address. Elon Musk's account said strangely “I‘m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double an

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Robert Kiyosaki Talks With Anthony Pompliano on Why Bitcoin Will Explode



The author of the wildly popular Rich Dad series Robert Kiyosaki on his Rich Dad radio show spoke with Anthony Pompliano recently. Kiyosaki and Anthony spoke at length on the various issues that concern the cryptospace. Kiyosaki spoke about the need for the older generation to understand the cryptoworld. He called Gold and Silver "God's money". Robert also called Cryptocurrencies "People's money". Anthony spoke about the fact that precious metal investors and cryptocurrency i

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3 Strategies to Use Trading Crypto



There are a variety of ways to approach trading cryptocurrency, and these strategies can range from being simple to very complex. The aim of this article is to provide you with an overview to trading strategies that you can use as tools to beat the cryptocurrency market. Fundamental AnalysisFundamental analysis is one of the most popular trading strategies that investors use in traditional markets such as stocks. The idea behind fundamental analysis it to find assets that are

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How to Buy Bitcoin: All Your Gateways Into The Cryptocurrency Kingdom



Despite attracting unprecedented attention in the investment landscape, many people still find it difficult to buy bitcoin. More often than not, people identify cryptocurrency as a complex investment niche, which is far from the truth. On the contrary, bitcoin’s decentralized economy relies on the ability of participants to retain autonomy over their finances. For this to become a reality, stakeholders have ensured that crypto operations, particularly the ones involving the a

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Emotional Connection With Rational Cryptocurrency Trading



If you go ahead to investigate the secrets of successful traders, you will find that their propensity to make profits is not a function of their ability to project market movements. Rather, traders consistently generate profits when they have successfully mastered different ways to put their emotions in check while engaging with the crypto market. Herein lies the ultimate secret of becoming a profitable crypto trader. In this article, I will explore the various ways people le

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Anonymity and Privacy in The Crypto Sector - The Necessity



One of the prominent and unique selling propositions for cryptocurrency over the fiat counterparts was the infamous claim of being anonymous and private. This was also the major driving force for mainstream adaptation in numerous industries and payment streams. Though many studies later came out stating that is not entirely true, cryptocurrencies do hold a level of anonymity and privacy; wherein if an entity or an individual is trying to trace the transactions, it’s going to

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