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Author Topic: [2016-11-13] Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy  (Read 153 times)
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November 13, 2016, 03:10:11 PM

It may seem ironic, but privacy dominated the public digital currency discussion in October.

Spurred by a growing awareness that bitcoin is not as anonymous as it has been advertised by banks and regulators, innovators and speculators are now seeking to capitalize on what they see as an opportunity to create new products for developers and new value for investors.

Propelling this debate to the forefront was the debut of a long-in-the-making blockchain project called Zcash, which generated significant visibility (not to mention market activity) by leveraging claimed advances in bleeding-edge cryptography.

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