Texas to Discuss Anonimous Crypto Transactions Ban

As reported, the initiative was made by a member of the House of Representatives and Republican Phil Stevenson
11 March 2019   283

Texas lawmakers propose to de-anonymize cryptocurrency operations. The initiative was made by a member of the House of Representatives and Republican Phil Stevenson, according to BTC Wires.

The draft law obliges the recipient of a digital currency to confirm the identity of the sender. The procedure will be optional only when using a “digital currency that provides confirmation of the identity of the sender.”

Responsible for the definition of cryptocurrency, traded within the legal framework, the legislator proposes to appoint a Banking Department, the Commission on Credit Unions, the Department of Public Security and the State Council on Securities.

According to Stevenson, his proposal will help improve the financial situation of Texas.

If approved, the regulatory act will enter into force on September 1, 2019.

The crypto community met the initiative negatively. So, the co-founder of Athena Blockchain, Andrew Hinkes, considered that the bill could hinder the use of cryptocurrencies, and also expressed doubts about the competence of departments.

Firefox to Implement Hidden Miner Protection

This is just one of new features of web browser; for example, it now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints
22 May 2019   75

The new release of the Firefox web browser adds support for additional measures that focus on privacy and user security.

With the introduction of the new Firefox Quantum browser in 2017 we changed the look, feel, and performance of our core product. Since then we have launched new products to complement your experience when you’re using Firefox and serve you beyond the browser. This includes Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Firefox Send. Collectively, they work to protect your privacy and keep you safe so you can do the things you love online with ease and peace of mind.

Opera Team

In particular, the browser now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints  by website owners, as well as scripts for hidden mining of cryptocurrencies.

For the first time, intentions to introduce additional measures of protection were announced in August 2018 by Mozilla Foundation. Last month, the update successfully passed the testing phase.

Opera 60 or Reborn 3 desktop browser was previously released with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and native Web 3 blockchain based internet support. In the future, Opera plans to support not only ERC-20 tokens, but also coins created on TRON blockchain.