Bitcoin Evangelist Calls to Boycott Edward Snowden’s Book
Bitcoin evangelist is refusing to overcome his hatred for American whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The Blockstream CTO ‘evidently’ asked his social media followers to boycott Snowden’s new book, titled ‘,’reminding the former CIA employee’s love for bitcoin’s rival, Zcash (ZEC). Mow said Snowden recommended to buy ZEC for people looking for financial privacy when a bug in the cryptocurrency later uncovered the users’ so-called private transactions.
Problem is when their shitcoin cluelessness gets people killed or jailed because they thought some transactions was private when it actually wasn’t.
— Samson Mow (@Excellion)
Mow was referring to a research paper published by four academics in May 2018. The study showed that specific kind of Zcash transactions exposes users’ so-called privacy. In retrospective, Zcash offers two types of addresses: “t-addresses,” which are transparent, meaning their balances are visible on a public blockchain, and “z-addresses,” which are invisible to onlookers.
Researchers George Kappos, Haaroon Yousaf, Mary Maller, and Sarah Meiklejohn found that transactions between the same kind of addresses did not create troubles.