Feb 242014
 
Reinventing Email: Update on the Dark Mail Project

I just got back from the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum where I got to attend a number of great talks on privacy and security. One of the cooler parts for me was meeting Ladar Levison. Even though he wasn’t a speaker, he still took time out to speak with a number of us. For those who don’t know who Ladar is, he’s the founder of Lavabit, Edward Snowden’s email provider. Lavabit made national headlines […]

Feb 052014
 
Innovations that Enhance Bitcoin Anonymity

Articles written by both Bitcoin supporters and detractors frequently stress the fact that “Bitcoin is NOT anonymous”. Critics would like you to believe that if you use Bitcoin, your financial privacy will be totally compromised. Supporters often make a similar case to try to keep the regulators at bay. The reality, however, is that Bitcoin does provide a fairly high degree of privacy already and upcoming improvements should significantly increase the degree of anonymity. In […]

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Dec 302013
 
Beginners' Guide To PGP

If you are new to Bitcoin it’s likely you’ve heard some terms thrown around by Bitcoiners that you have no idea what they mean―PGP, Tor, VPN, OTR, etc. In most cases these are referring to various technologies that people use to protect their data and communications. This is the first installment of what will likely be a series of articles aimed at introducing new Bitcoiners to these and other technologies that you can use to […]