Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous payments through BEAM, providing our users with yet another way to protect their privacy and anonymity when signing up for our service. What is BEAM? BEAM is a cryptocurrency built on the MimbleWimble foundation that was built with privacy at its core.  There are no blockchain addresses and transactions … Continue reading “Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods”

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  • Jul 5, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Bitcoin, Governments, News, Privacy, Programming,

Why Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency will be a privacy disaster

Facebook has been appearing on this blog with increasing frequency. In one way, that’s natural. A social network, by definition, is about people and their personal information, and so is likely to be of interest to readers of this site. But Facebook is frequently cavalier in how with how it uses that information, despite repeated … Continue reading “Why Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency will be a privacy disaster”

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Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business

With a constant stream of news of big organizations that have neglected their security, we often forget that the most vulnerable organizations are the small and medium businesses that don’t have the resources to build elaborate security teams. These businesses can have a single iPad, phone or dated register protecting their critical customer data. They … Continue reading “Identity and Card Theft – Shielding Yourself from the Unsafe Small Business”

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Grin and BEAM: Two Groundbreaking Private Cryptocurrencies Just Went Live

I’ve written here in the past about how bitcoin is not as anonymous as you think. Despite its reputation, bitcoin transactions are actually recorded openly and publicly. I’ve also introduced three private cryptocurrencies you could use instead. But the game just changed. Two further privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies launched in January 2019: Grin and BEAM. Here’s what … Continue reading “Grin and BEAM: Two Groundbreaking Private Cryptocurrencies Just Went Live”

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  • Jan 12, 2019
  • Sean Doyle
  • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

Testing your web browser for cryptojacking

Cryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining is the covert use of your computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing unit (GPU) to mine for cryptocurrency. With the rise of cryptocurrency, cryptojacking has become very popular and many websites employ the use of scripts to use your computing device to mine for cryptocurrency. As a result of … Continue reading “Testing your web browser for cryptojacking”

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • Ben Brown
  • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Tutorials,

Buying Bitcoin? 4 Criteria For Choosing the Right Crypto Exchange

Your first foray into cryptocurrency will almost certainly take place on a cryptocurrency exchange – a place for buying and selling bitcoin. Travel back in time a few years, and there were only a handful of crypto exchanges out there. Nowadays, there are almost too many to choose from. For example, CoinMarketCap lists over 100 … Continue reading “Buying Bitcoin? 4 Criteria For Choosing the Right Crypto Exchange”

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  • Dec 29, 2018
  • Ben Brown
  • Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Tutorials,

3 Rules To Make Sure Your Cryptocurrency Is Never Hacked or Stolen

Almost $1 billion of cryptocurrency has been stolen by hackers and thieves in 2018 alone. It’s enough to make you think that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aren’t safe. But the real story here isn’t that bitcoin is inherently unsafe. It’s that many people don’t store or manage it securely. The Bitcoin system is actually one … Continue reading “3 Rules To Make Sure Your Cryptocurrency Is Never Hacked or Stolen”

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  • Dec 9, 2018
  • Ashley Perna
  • Cryptocurrency, Online Activity, Shopping, Tutorials, VPN,

The Safest Ways to Buy a VPN Anonymously

Most people are happy to use a credit card or their PayPal account to pay for their VPN. However, there are some users who require maximum anonymity. Paying for these types of services with your personal accounts leaves a paper trail. Even no-log VPN providers store payment details, including account numbers and billing addresses. Do … Continue reading “The Safest Ways to Buy a VPN Anonymously”

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Bitcoin, Governments, News,

Now that PayPal has left Turkey, Turks should use Bitcoin

The nearly 75 million residents of Turkey will be unable to use PayPal to pay for online goods starting June 6th, 2016. PayPal’s decision to pull out of Turkey resulted from the expiration of a required financial license. Rather than risk the ire of Turkey’s financial regulator, PayPal will withdraw from Turkey. Users will only … Continue reading “Now that PayPal has left Turkey, Turks should use Bitcoin”

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