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In a world under constant surveillance, privacy coins may offer a way out

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  • Privacy coins are certainly a future bet that if individual rights and privacy eroded further there is a viable tech solution. While the article mentions Monero, Grin, & ZCash - there are other projects like Aztec which brings a similar privacy to existing tokens and stable coins like Dai.

  • Great point: one huge benefit of crypto is that they can actually protect the privacy of their users.

  • Privacy coins have a huge potential market in protecting identity and security in transactions. In a Harris Poll survey with Americans last month, 69% believe companies should be addressing data privacy, but only 17% feel they are making an impact.

    The challenge however may be in the category ‘branding

    Privacy coins have a huge potential market in protecting identity and security in transactions. In a Harris Poll survey with Americans last month, 69% believe companies should be addressing data privacy, but only 17% feel they are making an impact.

    The challenge however may be in the category ‘branding’ of what sounds like a (bit)coin. The other is how it could facilitate dark web activities, or become the PayPal for the 1% (Who needs a shell corporation?)

  • I’m all in. This is the future. So many ways to enhance privacy and enable great data-driven solutions as long as privacy by design is built in at the foundation and the user has real tools to assert control, not just ask.

  • Take note: “One of the great ironies of bitcoin being called a ‘cryptocurrency’ is that while the name implies secrecy, it’s not actually private.”