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How many Bitcoin conspiracies are out there? Are powerful forces in play that control Bitcoin’s path on a global scale? Did aliens visit us to give us ‘the Bitcoin’? Whatever we might think about these stories, one thing is for sure Bitcoin conspiracy theories are here to stay. Read onRead More →

Cryptography

Cryptography is the art of protecting and breaking secrets. Bitcoin employs a special type of cryptography, called public-key cryptography, in order to facilitate its system of storing and transferring of value. It is through this very mechanism that Janet can keep her bitcoins secure or send some of them to Bob,Read More →

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Earlier today in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, the EFF convened a closed-door briefing for Senate staff about the realities of device encryption. While policymakers hear frequently from the FBI and the Department of Justice about the dangers of encryption and the Going Dark problem, they rarely hear from engineers, cryptographers,Read More →

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Most web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography, a type of encryption that allows computers to share information securely without first agreeing on a secret encryption key. Public-key encryption protocols are very complicated, and in the world of computer networks, they’re executed by software. That won’t work in the internetRead More →