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Bolstering Privacy: Human Rights Foundation Donates $50K Toward Bitcoin Mixing Development

On June 10, 2020, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) launched a fund that is dedicated to the development of tools that make the Bitcoin network “more private, decentralized, and resilient.” HRF’s initial gift of $50,000 will be given to the UK-based developer, Chris Belcher, who has been working on

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Working on Bitcoin? Human Rights Foundation to Fund Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Projects

Developers working on Bitcoin, among a few other cryptocurrency projects, remain funded mainly by donations or a few other altruistic ventures. Now, a New York-based NGO wants to support developers working on privacy tools over the Bitcoin protocol.  Will Fund Privacy As per a press release on May 10, the Human Rights

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Human Rights Foundation Funds Bitcoin Privacy Tools Despite ‘Coin Mixing’ Legal Stigma

On one hand, the bitcoin industry has matured to include traditional brokerages and institutional traders. On the other, bitcoin privacy tech is still shrouded in a legal gray zone.  The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) took a strong stance on bitcoin privacy tech Wednesday by announcing its new Bitcoin Developer Fund. The

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‘Financial Surveillance’ or ‘Blockchain Analysis’? Human Rights Foundation Debates Elliptic

“I think you should quit your job and go and work for the good guys,” the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein told Tom Robinson, the founder of crypto compliance firm Elliptic, Monday afternoon. The two were debating blockchain surveillance as part of the Mainnet online event, sponsored by Messari, which opened

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Stellar Foundation and Elliptic Ink Exclusive Deal

The Stellar Development Foundation, or SDF, a non-profit tasked with fostering Stellar's network growth, unveiled new ties with crypto risk-management operation, Elliptic, on April 30. The partnership sees the SDF calling on Elliptic's crypto risk expertise for businesses and financial institutions based on Stellar blockchain, SFD director of communications Lauren Thorbjornsen told Cryptox

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