Hardly Anyone Seems to Be Using Zcash’s Anonymity Features

There’s been plenty to gawk at since Zcash’s October launch. Heralded as the world’s most anonymous cryptocurrency, Zcash rode a wave of hype with its cypherpunk origin story (complete with its own secretive “ceremony”) and an initial frenzy where speculators drove the price of its tokens over $1,000 before they were even released....
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Nigeria Warned its Citizens About Onecoin and Bitcoin This Week

Local advertisements for OneCoin and other digital currency investments have drawn the ire of Nigeria’s top securities regulatory. In a statement published yesterday by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the regulator warned that potential investors should “exercise extreme caution” in light of radio...
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Bitcoin Took a Break From Being Volatile and Broke $800 Today

The price of bitcoin enjoyed a break from its recent volatility today, spending most of the day trading within reasonably tight ranges. Overall, the digital currency’s price started by fluctuating mostly between $745 and $775, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) figures reveal, before tracking higher. Later, the...
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Blockchain’s R-Word (And 3 Other Trends for 2017)

Simon Taylor is co-founder and director at 11:FS, a FinTech advisory firm, and the former vice president of entrepreneurial partnerships at Barclays. In this CoinDesk 2016 in Review special feature, Taylor discusses what he sees as the challenges (and opportunities) ahead for enterprise applications of...
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