Monero Confirms Bug in Decoy Algorithm Compromising Transaction Privacy

A “significant” bug has been spotted in the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR). Monero developers have discovered a bug in the coin’s privacy algorithms that could potentially expose users’ actual transactions. XMR is open-source and privacy-oriented with worthless coins, dubbed “mixins” with the actual coins during a transaction. Unfortunately, the privacy advantage is now at risk. According to a Twitter post, the bug occurs when a user spends their funds received in a transaction before roughly 20 minutes elapse. Mitigating the…

Tyler Winklevoss: Ether (ETH) and Filecoin (FIL) are the new Amazon

Gemini CEO and cryptocurrency billionaire Tyler Winklevoss recently highlighted some similarities between some cryptocurrency projects and their centralized counterparts. According to him, Ethereum and Filecoin are the cryptocurrencies most likely to be used on a large scale. Tyler Winklevoss compares Ether and Filecoin to Amazon The Gemini exchange boss is known for his pro-cryptocurrencies statements on social media. In a series of tweets yesterday, Winklevoss highlighted some crypto projects that he believes will last the test of time. According to him,…

Binance Korea Ceases Operations Just 9 Months After Launch

Binance Korea, a Binance platform specifically dedicated to South Korean residents, will end operations next month. A closure that comes only 9 months after the launch of the platform. Binance Leaves The  South Korean Market Binance Korea, made the announcement in a press release today. Registrations and deposits of funds are already closed, and withdrawals will be possible until January 29, 2021. The platform claimed to have difficulty operating due to lack of liquidity and low volume of transactions. Binance Korea…

South Korea’s FSC to Ban Privacy Coins From Licensed Operators

The Financial Service Commission (FSC) in South Korea will ban privacy-centric digital assets or “dark coins” from crypto exchanges. Also, Virtual asset providers will no longer be allowed to handle transactions involving privacy coins. In an official announcement on the 3rd of November, the Financial Services Commission stated its privacy coins position. According to the announcement, there have been updates to the current regulations for exchanges with privacy coins. The regulation in concern is the Special Payment Act that offers…

Founder of Hackers Group ”Anonymous” Uses Monero for Transactions

The alleged founder of the infamous hacker group ''Anonymous'' has claimed to use Monero for transactions. This was revealed in a series of AMA questions and answers by a Reddit user named Aubrey Cottle.  Cottle claimed to be the originator of the Internet Hate Machine and the founder of the Anonymous group. He opened an AMA session that drew Redditors' attention and revealed that he’s coming out of retirement to deal with the current QAnon menace happening worldwide.  [caption id="attachment_19786"…

Hackers demand for Monero after Seizing Donald Trump’s Campaign Website

Hackers briefly gained access to US President Donald Trump’s campaign website and posted a cryptocurrency scam campaign. As per reports from Forbes, the attack took place shortly before 4 PM Pacific time. The hackers most likely seized access to the backend of the website to gain control of the website. After gaining control, they posted a message on the about page beneath an FBI parody image claiming. ‘’this site has been seized’’. The world has had enough of the fake…

Monero Developers release new Hard fork update to Reduce Transaction Size

Monero developers have launched a new hard fork update on the blockchain network that would improve transaction size. Work had begun on the hard fork update earlier in September before its deployment on October 17. New features added to Monero blockchain Monero blockchain will benefit immensely with the new, improved features added to the hard fork. It features a new version of its node software named ‘’Oxygen Orion. The major highlight of the update is the compact linkable spontaneous anonymous…

The Best and Safest Monero Wallets for Private Transactions

Monero (XMR) is the most popular privacy-focused cryptocurrency market, offering users complete anonymity in transactions. Along with growing interest and demand for this privacy-centric coin, the number of wallets that can store XMR has also increased.  In the guide below, you will get a review of the best wallets that can help you store and manage your Monero holdings.  Ledger Nano X (Hardware Wallet) Ledger Nano X is perhaps one of your best bets for storing your Monero is in…

Monero Atomic Swap Project Raises Over $290k in 48 hours

A project seeking to develop Monero Atomic swaps has raised $293,000 in 48 hours. Monero Space, a project focused on developing the Monero ecosystem, had tweeted a link to the fundraising page on October 12, which sought to raise around 2727 $XMR through crowdfunding. The Monero Atomic Swap has gained increasing traction within the Monero community, with key influencers promoting the fundraiser. So far, the community has reacted positively to the project, with about 2295 XMR ($293,000) raised in 48hours.…

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