Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy? – CoinDesk

Faster, cheaper bitcoin transactions? Check. But at what cost? For bitcoin users, many of whom were drawn to cryptocurrency for its promise of financial sovereignty, bitcoin is still synonymous with privacy. But the gap between the vision and the reality, in which user transactions today must be published to a globally distributed ledger, has long … Read more

Video Game Giant Ubisoft Is Exploring Blockchain Use Cases – CoinDesk

French video game publisher Ubisoft is exploring potential applications of blockchain in its Strategic Innovation Lab, which studies emerging technologies and their use cases. Lidwine Sauer, the Lab’s director of trends and insights, toldĀ the gaming news site IGN that Ubisoft is particularly interested in the blockchain’s ability to offer unique ownership over digital items. The … Read more