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Bitcoin News Roundup – 28 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Brave New Coin (BNC) launches the first blockchain-backed index for financial markets. According to Finextra, the New Zealand-based Data & Research company has joined forces with Smartbit, a Melbourne-based company that develops blockchain-related digital currency tools, for the development of the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX). The innovative partnership is ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 22 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. EU crisis meeting to control the virtual currencies in the aftermath of Paris attacks. As Samburaj Das of CryptoCoins News writes, EU Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers have organized a crisis meeting in direct response to Paris terror attacks last Friday. The emergency meeting was held in Brussels on Friday, ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 15 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Microsoft partners with ConsensYs to launch blockchain-based enterprise solution. As Jemima Kelly of Reuters reports, the tech giant confirmed on Tuesday, November 10 the launch of a cloud-based blockchain platform to provide financial institutions with the tools to experiment with the decentralized ledger technology. The new platform will be available ... Read More »

Bitcoin News Roundup – 8 Nov. 2015

Recapping the week’s biggest Bitcoins stories from around the web. Santander launches blockchain challenge. As Nikhil Gupta of NewsBtc reports, via its fintech venture capital fund, Santander InnoVentures, Santander joins forces with OneVest investing and equity crowdfunding startup to launch a blockchain challenge. In detail, the bank is actively seeking for blockchain-based startups operating in mortgage processing, trade finance and ... Read More »

Bitcoin Price Analysis 4th Nov

This week was an exciting week for the Bitcoin market. Price was intent on going up, making it to a top 0f $ 423 on Western exchanges, and up to $ 442 on Chinese exchanges. The last time price was at these levels was in 2014, October, before a plunge to $160 low in late January. Bloomberg Business ran with ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 30th, 2014

Research Wei Yu et al. published a research paper titled “On Effectiveness of Hopping-Based Spread Spectrum Techniques for Network Forensic Traceback”. The paper analyzes efficient techniques for tracing the origin of “cyber crimes through anonymous communication networks.” The paper outlines techniques for performing traffic confirmation attacks through the use of Frequency Hopping Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (FHSS), Code Hopping-DSSS (CH-DSSS), ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 24th, 2014

Tor Browser 4.5-alpha-1 has been released, which marks the first release of the 4.5 Tor Browser series. It includes a “security slider”, which is designed to allow a user to easily edit security preferences. The security slider has four security settings: low (default), medium-low, medium-high, and high. The new “status reporting UI” allows a user to quickly see the Tor ... Read More »

Weekly Bitcoin Update – 16 Nov. 2014

One Year since Peak Price It has been one year since Bitcoin reached its highest value, leading Eoghan Macguire of CNN to wonder what the future holds for the cryptocurrency. He highlights the opinions of individuals like the Managing Editor of CoinDesk, Emily Spraven, who believes Bitcoin’s price “will begin stabilize over the coming year or so.”Meanwhile, David Yermack, a ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy, & Security – Nov 16th, 2014

A research paper suggesting that over 81% of Tor users could be deanonymized through a traffic correlation attack was published by Sambuddho Chakravarty et al. The paper outlines how the “NetFlow” technology in Cisco routers, and similar technology included in most routers, can make users susceptible to traffic analysis. Cisco’s NetFlow technology is used to log certain information about the ... Read More »

Research & News in Tor, Privacy & Security – Nov 1st, 2014

News – Tor On Friday, Facebook announced that they were going to begin offering a hidden service to Tor users, at facebookcorewwwi.onion.rent. The company intends to use SSL along with Tor, so users can still verify that the website is legitimate. Alec Muffett, a software engineer with Facebook’s security infrastructure group, stated that “Facebook’s onion address provides a way to ... Read More »