How To Hide Bitcoin Inside Instagram Photos

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This article was originally published by Lili on Medium This piece walks a user through how to discreetly travel with bitcoin, or any piece of information they wish to keep private, using steganography. This technique eliminates the human error involved with using a brain wallet (simply memorizing your seed phrase). What is Steganography? Steganography, as it applies […]

48 Hours War: How Wasabi Wallet Endured A Massive DDOS Attack

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This article was originally published by Nopara73 on Medium “In the New Testament, Armageddon is the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgement.” What follows is the story of four cyber attacks amid Wasabi Wallet 2.0 launch. Illustrated by DALL-E (AI) with the help of Wiesław Šoltés (human). I also covered the topic in […]

Privacy Coins vs Bitcoin Privacy Tools, What’s Better?

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Written by Keegan Francis Sending bitcoin is easy nowadays. Just scan a QR code or enter the receiving address, press send and you’re done. But how private is sending bitcoin? And more importantly, what is better, native bitcoin privacy tools such as CoinJoin or independent privacy coins such as Monero or Zcash? There are tradeoffs […]

Easily Run Your Own Bitcoin Full Node

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This article is brought to you by myNode. Article patronage is essential to keep free and support independent writers and creators. If you’re not running a node, can you even call yourself a Bitcoiner? Nodes are a fundamental element of Bitcoin’s core infrastructure. Without full nodes, a decentralized peer-to-peer currency would not be possible.  […]

What Are Bitcoin UTXOs – Beginner’s Guide

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What Is a Bitcoin UTXO? In Bitcoin, UTXO stands for “Unspent Transaction Output”. But what does that mean, and how does it work? In this explainer guide we will learn the basics of UTXO. Let’s get started. The best way to explain UTXO is to compare it to real life cash payments. Let’s assume you […]

US Rep. Jim Himes Targets Bitcoin with CBDCs

Jim Himes Targets Bitcoin

U.S. Congressman Jim Himes has published a “white paper” which highlights the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The whitepaper does not hide it’s intentions, insinuating that CBDCs should be launched as a response to the popularity of Bitcoin and Tether. Himes claimed in the whitepaper that “a U.S. CBDC would have advantages over privately issued […]

How To Build Your Own Lightning Node with Lightning Network Daemon (LND)

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This article was originally published on Lightning Network is growing in popularity and many believe it is the answer to bitcoin scalability. In order to understand Lightning Network more, I recently set out to build and run a Lightning node from scratch on my spare Linux machine. To start, I downloaded the LND source […]

UK To Remove Know Your Customer Requirements For Bitcoin Wallet Providers

UK Bitcoin Wallet Regulation

The United Kingdom plans to remove Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements for non-custodial Bitcoin wallets. It is a major win for privacy and Bitcoin supporters on the European continent. The UK Treasury released its June report wherein it claimed that there is a lack of evidence that non-custodial Bitcoin (BTC) wallets are used for criminal purposes. Non-custodial […]

Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Released With New Bitcoin Privacy Features

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Wasabi Wallet released its new version 2.0 and promises a better user interface, cheaper cost for bitcoin privacy and many new features. Like its predecessor, Wasabi Wallet 2.0  is an open-source, non-custodial, privacy-focused Bitcoin wallet for desktop, that implements trustless WabiSabi coinjoin over the Tor anonymity network. This newest iteration promises more privacy at less […]

Here Are Six Reasons Why You Want To Run A Bitcoin Node

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Preamble Let me explain quickly that a Bitcoin Node is a piece of software (Bitcoin Core) that has some important jobs: 1. Keep a copy of the blockchain (one of many copies out there) 2. Connect with other nodes, forming a network of communication, which propagates transactions (transactions are kept in a “mempool”, the queue of […]