Firo Activates Latest Privacy Upgrade “Lelantus” | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

Firo has introduced new privacy features in its latest upgrade.
With Lelantus, the Firo team has removed old limitations and strengthened the coin’s privacy. 
Firo has also introduced new efficiency features in addition to enhanced privacy features.

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Law Decoded: The guard changes, and with it, the tweets, Jan. 8–15

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.
Editor’s note
Armed National Guardsmen are building up concentric perimeters of black barricades around the U.S.

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Anonymous Litecoin Coming Soon Following Incognito’s New Integration | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

While the community awaits for MimbleWimble, a team of developers has created a bridge to enable private Litecoin transactions.
Incognito wallet users will be able to send a receive LTC tokens without the ability of third parties to surveil funds.

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Tor-enabled Bitcoin nodes are back after bug on network

According to the latest data from node monitoring resource Bitnodes, Tor-enabled Bitcoin (BTC) nodes are back to normal following almost a full-swing crash in early January 2021. As of Jan. 13, the number of reachable Tor-based BTC nodes amounted to 2,581, up from as few as 122 nodes on Jan. 9.

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Treasury backs down: Crypto monitoring rule will wait until new administration

In response to a deluge of comments, the United States Treasury Department’s Anti-Money Laundering office is slowing its roll on a rushed proposal to monitor a whole new range of cryptocurrency transactions.

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IOTA blockchain used to track COVID-19 test results at Frankfurt Airport

Early on in the pandemic, the heightened need for various biosurveillance measures sparked interest in the relevance of privacy-enhancing technologies such as blockchain that could protect public health data amid the crisis.

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Privacy coin narrative gains steam despite Bittrex delistings: XMR, ZEC, DASH gain 20% | CryptoSlate

Early this year, privacy-focused coins were seemingly dealt a death blow by Bittrex, a popular crypto-asset exchange.
In an announcement, the exchange said that it would be delisting the trading pairs that pertain to three privacy-focused altcoins: Monero (XMR), ZCash (ZEC), and DASH (DASH).

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Regulators dial up the heat: Dash, ZEC and Monero reach boiling point?

On New Year’s Day, the U.S.-based crypto exchange Bittrex announced via Twitter that it was delisting three leading privacy coins: Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and Dash. A link promised further details, but those who followed it learned nothing to explain why trades in those tokens would end on Jan.

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