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An Overview of the Current Status of Linux’s Hyperledger Project

The Hyperledger project represents an initiative that was launched by the Linux Foundation in December 2015 to build an open source platform for the development of blockchains. The Hyperledger aims at establishing a proficient ecosystem throughout which coders and entrepreneurs can meet up and collaborate to build blockchains. So, Hyperledger is not a cryptocurrency; instead, it is a specialized hub ... Read More »

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An Overview of Sniper Attacks Against the Tor Network & Current Defenses

Wide scale internet censorship attempts by governments have catalyzed the creation of newer techniques to enhance the privacy of internet users and resist various censorship attempts. Tor represents the most widely used system for counteracting censorship and promoting the privacy of internet users. Currently, Tor serves hundreds of thousands of internet users all over the world and transfers approximately 3 ... Read More »

The Onion Router and the Darkweb – An Overview of Current State and Vulnerabilities

The Onion Project was created to offer an anonymous way to connect to the internet and the darknet essentially through befuddlement. It has established a network that operates to route connection requests in a way that obfuscates users attempting to access surface websites, in addition to enabling users to build websites, on the darknet , whose hosting servers cannot be ... Read More »

Interview: Monero’s fluffypony talks about current developments and the future of cryptocurrency

Anyone currently having a closer look into the world of cryptocurrencies, would have likely stumbled across Monero, a privacy focused cryptocoin that is gaining a lot of traction right now. We travel to Plettenberg Bay, South Africa to have lunch (and of course beer) with fluffypony, one of Monero’s core team members. The topic of our discussion was Monero’s current ... Read More »

The current state of coin-mixing services

As we wait for emerging cryptocurrencies such as Darkcoin and the standardisation of Dark Wallet the current task of coin-mixing remains an immediate issue. As it stands Bitcoin Fog remains the gold standard of coin-mixing. However, it is important that people be made away that this is a slow process. Bitcoin Fog insist on six confirmations for deposits and will ... Read More »