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OpenAlias: Mastering the Fine Art of Simple Privacy

When one thinks of Monero, the first thing they may think of is privacy. XMR has the reputation of being “the privacy coin”. But one thing Monero is not known for is simplicity. Even when engaging in something as basic as sending or receiving Monero, the addresses can be as long as 95 characters. The OpenAlias Project was created to simplify the transaction process for even the least crypto savvy user while adding yet another layer of privacy for both sender as well as recipient.

The public viewability of all transactions on a most blockchains is definitely one of the technology’s most well-known features. However, this feature can negate the anonymous nature of crypto if one’s address is tied to the identity of the owner, as is the case for many websites soliciting donations or sales via crypto.

A specific crypto address can be found to be associated with a specific person or organization. A good example of this is an address from an account on a crypto exchange that follows KYC regulations. Once an address is discovered to belong to a specific person or group, it can become possible to look up that address on that particular cryptocurrency’s blockchain explorer and determine how much coin has been transferred to or from that address.The identity of the initiator of a crypto transaction may also be determined by tracking the IP address on the merchants website.

The uniqueness of OpenAlias is that it is a TXT-DNS record on a fully-qualified domain name, thus taking full advantage of an existing infrastructure as opposed to building a new one from scratch. The alias for the impossible-to-remember crypto address is a domain name, and under the Domain Name system, there can only be one domain name of its kind.

In other words, there is only one http://example.com as opposed to http://example.org or http://example.net, making the scenario in which one alias points to two different crypto addressees impossible. Other aliasing standards like having a password like “Dan123” or “givememoney” be (accidentally or intentionally) duplicated and point to more than one crypto wallet.

The average person who may be unfamiliar with cryptocurrency will have an easier time remembering the domain name of their favorite web site rather than a 95-character alphanumeric string.

While OpenAlias is the brainchild of the Monero Core Team, it can be configured to allow for the acceptance of any cryptocurrency. Although to date, the only known implementation has been for Monero and Bitcoin wallets. As time passses and the popularity of OpenAlias increases, implementations should emerge for other popular cryptocurrencies. Innovations like OpenAlias may one day make cryptocurrency as common among billions of people as email.

Ep244: ICOs Token Sale Failure Rate, Crypto Forcing Banks to Innovate or Adopt

ICO and token sales suffer nearly the same failure rate as most business start-ups. Dutch RaboBank is looking at creating a cryptocurrency wallet. Poloniex is acquired by Circle. JP Morgan and Bank of America admit that cryptocurrency is very competitive. Germany won’t tax bitcoin when used as a payment. US Department of Justice is making a boogieman out of crypto money laundering. Bitcoin SegWit has seen an increase in segwit adoption up to 30%.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,316 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,302
Silver $16.46 Bitcoin SegWit (SW) $10,985
Oil $61.33 Ethereum (ETH) $875
Dow Jones 24,609 points DASH $619
30Y UST Yield 3.094% Litecoin (LTC) $214

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Ep203: Swarm City Preview, Bitfinex Gets Taiwan Banking Blues, Ethereum Powers Retirement and a Movie

Ethereum IRA available for your retirement accounts. The Ethereum Movie Venture has been funded to produce a film called The Pitts Circus Family. Cosmos Network raises $16.8 million in 28 minutes. Sia offers cloud hosting on a blockchain. We talk with Matt Carano about Swarm City. Zcash users need to upgrade to version 1.0.8-1 after a security flaw was found. Zcash and DASH are on the Jaxx iOS wallet now. Trello + Ethereum = Trelleth, economically incentivized task management. Monero transactions may not be as anonymous as you think. DASH “PrivateSend” feature is explained on DASH Detailed. BitWage launches International Bank Account Numbers to offer European wage earners a way to direct deposit checks into crypto. Bitfinex and other exchanges that use Taiwan-based banks are suffering the effect of U.S. Know-Your-Customer regulations.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 203 — Wednesday, April 19th, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,281 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,270
Silver $18.13 Ethereum (ETH) $52.00
Oil $50.58 DASH $76.80
Dow Jones 20,404 points Zcash (ZEC) $74.49
30Y UST Yield 2.874% Monero (XMR) $21.60
Litecoin (LTC) $11.01

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