• Chainalysis tracks Dash and Zcash
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Chainalysis touts ability to track ‘privacy coins’ Dash and Zcash… but how?

    Those who use these cryptocurrencies for illicit transactions are more exposed than they think, even if they’re among the tiny group who actually use their obfuscation tools

    The blockchain intelligence firm says it is now able to investigate illicit payments made using Zcash and Dash. And, the company said, this can be done in a way that balances privacy and compliance.

  • Zcash traceable
    Alt coins,  Technology

    Without a trace? Not Zcash, researchers warn

    It has been billed as a privacy coin boasting advanced cryptographic technology, but new research suggests these features are going unused

    A new study by Carnegie Mellon University has uncovered a huge problem with one of the biggest privacy coins… just 0.09% of Zcash transactions in a 30-day period were untraceable.

  • Bitcoin Core closeup
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Innovators

    An artist is making blankets out of blockchain data and they’re gorgeous

    Phillip David Stearns turns raw data from Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, and Monero blockchains into things of beauty

    Moon Lambos are out of the reach of most crypto HODLers, but there’s a more interesting and less gauche way of showing ones love of all things blockchain. An artist based in—where else?—Bushwick, Brooklyn, has created a series of beautiful blankets designed from blockchain data. Phillip David Stearns has been turning his glitch art into textiles for several years, and has done similar projects for Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s parent company. He recently started experimenting with blockchain data to produce new designs and began selling blankets with blockchain-based patterns on his website just this past week. They currently sell for $200 each. “With the blockchain blankets, the patterns are produced by…