Crypto Privacy Gets A Boost

Plus a cool new artist community token

Happy Wednesday, Blockfolians

The Lede

One of the most fervent areas of crypto development is around privacy. Along with censorship resistance and fixed supplies, the notion of crypto transactions that keep counterparty privacy is one of the driving forces that has attracted some to the space.

Battle of the Privacycoins: Zcash Is Groundbreaking (If You Trust It)

This week, crypto privacy got a little bit better when crypto exchange Gemini added support for shielded Zcash withdrawals. Shielded addresses allow users to protect both their identity as well as the size of their transactions.

What makes this important is that Gemini highly touts its regulated status, meaning it thinks it’s cracked a way to make privacy viable even in that context.

We’re big proponents of a larger societal shift to respect for privacy, so were excited to see these developments!

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Community Commentary

A very cool new artist token. Could it shift the balance of power in music?
Rude, Joe, Rude!

A Really Big Number We Should Be Paying Attention To


That’s the amount of 2017 ICO funds that the SEC has ordered Salt Lending to return to investors. Ouch.

Final Thought

Hell yeah Sam, hell yeah.