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BreatheAir: Hyper-low market cap for a good cause

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BreatheAir - Bring an End to Vaping Now!

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BreatheAir - Bring an End to Vape!

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AIR - Bring an End to Vaping

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AIR - Fight Against Vaping

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AIR - Fighting Against Vaping

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AIR - Fighting Against Vaping

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AIR - Fighting Against Vaping

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Introducing BreatheAir (AIR) - The Token Fighting Against Vaping!

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Introducing BreatheAir (AIR) - The Token for the Ultimate Vape Break!

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Introducing BreatheAir (AIR) - The Token for the Ultimate Vape Break!

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How I Secure My Seed Phrase - Critique Welcome

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$PEPEFORK Announces Launch Of NFT Trading Card Game

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AI Revolution | AIR/BNB | The Next Generation of AI Powered Blockchain | 50M Total Supply | Create Your Personal AI Powered Financial Advisor | +500% Past 12h

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Your perfect AIR/BNB host 👾

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Your perfect AIR/BNB host

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AI Revolution | AIR/BNB Public Sale | The Next Generation of AI Powered Blockchain | 50M Total Supply | Create Your Personal AI Powered Financial Advisor

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Receiving crypto payment - Conversion hell or likely a scam?

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Can i get my money back?

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Are my money lost?

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$AIR | AIRevolution: First crypto project for creating AI models without technical beackgroud | Endless Utilities | AI-powered platform | 5% Tax | Renounced

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$AIR | AIRevolution: First crypto project for creating AI models with ease | Endless Utilities Coming | AI-powered platform | BSC

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This your accumulation year

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Join the AI Revolution | AIR is the future of AI-powered cryptocurrency

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AIrevolution [AIR]: The Next Generation Cryptocurrency Empowered by Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Security Functions

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APTO - An easy to understand guide about it

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Inflation, Interest Rates, The MERGE and what you should be doing.

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Bonsai AVAX | AIR Token | Unicrypt Presale is Live! | First AVAX Project on Unicrypt! | Audit + KYC with Solidproof | NFT Contest Ongoing in Discord | BONSAI Plants Trees In Real Life - Upgradeable Dynamic NFTs!

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I've been given 41 million in AIR.

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A breakdown of a "fuck it" portfolio I started mid last week and still actively buying in.

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Your One-Stop-Shop Guide To Growing A Healthy And Successful Crypto Project The Respectable Way (With Help From Air Central Station)

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Hollywood INU Stealth Degen Launch

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Cryptocurrencies are used by Criminals, and I hate being a part of them! Banks are better because they are safe, paperless and completely unbiased towards the common man.

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AstroCake 👩‍🚀 | 3 Month Old | 150 Holders! | One Year DX Lock 🔒

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Pot Calling The Kettle Black: Fed Powell says Cryptocurrencies aren't backed up by anything

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🎁 AirDropper 🎁 $AIR token launched on PancakeSwap Today @ 7pm UTC | Next Generation Airdrop Launchpad designed to help our SAFU partners | Long Term Utility & Small Market Cap

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🧙‍♂️ AirDropper 🧙‍♂️ $AIR token @ Presale Whitelist Competition has just started | Launch & Monitor your Airdrop Campaign | Utility Token for our Decentralized Application | Active Community | Active Telegram | Active Developers

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🧙‍♂️ AirDropper 🧙‍♂️ $AIR token @ Presale Whitelist Competition has just started | Launch & Monitor your Airdrop Campaign | Utility Token for our Decentralized Application

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🧙‍♂️ AirDropper 🧙‍♂️ $AIR token @ Presale Whitelist Competition has just started | Launch & Monitor your Airdrop Campaign | Utility Token for our Decentralized Application

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🧙‍♂️ AirDropper 🧙‍♂️ Launch & Monitor your Airdrop Campaign | Utility Token for our Decentralized Application | $AIR token @ Presale Whitelist starts next week, don’t miss it !

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🧙‍♂️ AirDropper 🧙‍♂️ Launch & Monitor your Airdrop Campaign | Utility Token for our Decentralized Application | $AIR token @ Presale Whitelist starts next week, don’t miss it !

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- LP available on ViperSwap - Yokai Network - Stealth launched today! The first feeless, near-instant, and private layer-1 blockchain. Not a meme coin. Serious potential, ground-floor opportunity.

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Yokai Network - Stealth launched today! The first feeless, near-instant, and private layer-1 blockchain. Not a meme coin. Serious potential, ground-floor opportunity.

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Meta Life 1000+ Members, PreSale TODAY AT 19:00 UTC 60% Liquidity Pool ! 150 Hardcap

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My wallet suddenly has tokens I didn’t purchase. Do I have to be concerned?

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🦀 MANE LOBSTER 🦀 | Launch in 5 minutes! | 🚨 3k$ Starting MarketCap | 💰 Huge Mane Lobster NFT Giveaway | 🧰 Based and experienced devs | 🚨 5% of each transactions is redistributed to all holders IN BUSD 💰 | 🔐 Locked liquidity pool for 1 year | Twitter influencers 🚀

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🦀 MANE LOBSTER 🦀 | Fair launch in 1 hour! | 💰 Huge Mane Lobster NFT Giveaway | 🧰 Based and experienced devs | 🚨 5% of each transactions is redistributed to all holders IN BUSD 💰 | 🔐 Locked liquidity pool for 1 year | PooCoin ads & Twitter influencers 🚀

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🦀 Mane Lobster 🦀 | Fair launch in 2 hours only! | 💰 $100,000 Mane Lobster NFT Giveaway | 🥇 Brilliant team - same team from Fibswap Dex | 🚨 5% of each transactions is redistributed to all holders IN BUSD 💰 | 🔐 Locked liquidity pool for 1 year | PooCoin ads & Twitter influencers 🚀

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🦀 Mane Lobster 🦀 | Fair launch in 2 hours! | 💰 $100,000 Mane Lobster NFT Giveaway | 🥇 Brilliant team - same team from Fibswap Dex | 🚨 5% of each transactions is redistributed to all holders IN BUSD 💰 | 🔐 Locked liquidity pool for 1 year | PooCoin ads 🚀

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6 months into crypto: my take

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🙌FREE AIR-DROP🙌 Quality Potato ($TATO)🥔 is now available on Tinyman, the first DeFi protocol for the Algorand blockchain! Air-Drops of 150,000 piping hot $TATOs going out to the first 300 commentors with more drops coming in the near future.

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🚀AirDot ($AIR) & Let It Burn ($LIB) are launched 🔥 | 15% burn | 15% PolkaDot rewards | Soon to the moon | Buy now or never

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I found $5 Trillion dollars in my wallet today? No, it is a DUST SCAM (SHILLMOON)

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✅ Centrifuge brings Real World Assets to DeFi! Be part of the future of DeFi! 🚀 Extremely undervalued! $CFG $AIR - CMC tracked and crowdloan active!

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Best place to buy newest coins which aren't yet on big exchanges?

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Goodbye OnlyFans! 😈 NFTitties [$TITS] 🍑 ERC-20 Token & NFTs 💎 The Next NFT Gem 💰 Presale in 4 hours ✅ Audited 👥 70+ Verified Creators 🔥 Crazy Airdrop

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10% PolkaDot Rewards! PolkaDot is pumping and the rewards are flowing in

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Performance of the Whole Crypto Market Week 36 2021

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🔵POLKADOT + Xenos + Crypto Messıah = 100 Mıllıon Market Cap 🔵

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Air dot / Next gem / Next 1000 x moonshot

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AIR COIN 135x up already join the air coin community now

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😈 NFTitties $TITS | 6 DAYS OLD 💎 | Token & NFTs | Next ETH Gem 🔥 | Presale Sept. 16 ⏰ | Over 70 Verified Creators ✅ | $150,000 MEGA Airdrop 💰

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😈 NFTitties $TITS [$0M market cap][0 months old] Token & NFTs | 💎 The Next NFT Gem | DxSale September 16 | Funds Locked | ✅ 70+ Verified Creators | Massive Airdrop 🔥

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🔵Air dot🔵 | Just fair launched | Next 100x moonshot

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👾 Magic Beasties $BSTS 👾 2500+ Members, DxSale August 31 (Whitelist) 70% Liquidity Pool ! NFT Giveaway 200$ Worth!

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Someone sent Scamcoins into my address

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Extremely undervalued project! 20x-30x! Centrifuge brings Real World Assets to DeFi! Be part of the future of DeFi! 🚀 $CFG $AIR

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Crypto is a minefield that is difficult to navigate for newcomers

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EXPOSING airdrop scams & how to protect yourself

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Ethos! $ETHOS - BitMart CEX listing + Ethos Vaults are here! + AirDrop Giveaway!

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Do you guys ever sell random airdrops into your metamask

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Received random tokens on BSC

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Scam Airdrops

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I randomly recieved 25k USD worth of AIR but can't do anything with it, help?

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Mentions

This sub Two years ago: “ShAnGHai UPgRaDe gonna make bitcoin, dollar, and even AIR worthless!” This sub three days ago: “Eth ded. Solana was always better. TPS.. ETH is old man tech.” LOL- inverse cc never fails.

Mentions:#AIR#ETH

Now that the btc halving is over we can celebrate the real holiday!!! HAPPY MFING 420 LETS PUT IT IN THE AIR!!!!!!!

r/BitcoinSee Comment

They're not even remotely close. Government debt is generated through bonds. The small amount of interest those bonds earn throughout their life is the money being created. However, during the pandemic, the Treasury issued bonds, them immediately bought them, which immediately created like a trillion dollars out of thin AIR, instead of taking some money out of the pool like selling those bonds on the market would have. That's what was different

Mentions:#AIR
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Dude, we're communicating through the fucking air. The fucking AIR! It's very possible.

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

A crap coin I got from DOT parachain and kept but AIR (Altair) has randomly pumped 63%. Haven't checked it in 6 Mos but that...gives me hope for the wasted lockup I had...

Mentions:#DOT#AIR
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How's Satoshi Nakamoto doing ? Oh he doesn't exist? No but he invented bitcoin. You don't believe Jesus existed but OMG SATOSHI... like don't even fkkn QUESTION THIS DUDES EXISTENCE OUT OF THIN AIR.

Mentions:#OMG#AIR
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Mentions:#OP#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

![gif](giphy|UiBmJv6Hh6FfW|downsized) This is just AIR and some number with a $ sign.

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

You didn't get his AIR reference. Please pass it on sir!

Mentions:#AIR
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Get your coins with a new, revolutionary AIR MINER. Mine your coins using just air.

Mentions:#AIR
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>For example, HesabPay didn’t develop and port to Algorand on their own. Instead, AF paid them grant money to port to Algorand so they’d have a “success story” for their newsletter, but it has been a failure and is not being used. False. HesabPay is growing at 2k users per day. 1762 Active Merchants. Over 2.7M transactions on Algorand already. [https://twitter.com/HesabPay\_/status/1680202367461892101](https://twitter.com/HesabPay_/status/1680202367461892101) ​ >You want to talk TravelX? Tell me what problem it solves that wasn’t solved by simply purchasing airline tickets using standard technology? To me, it’s like inventing a solution to a problem that is already solved and you don’t need a decentralized blockchain to issue NFT airline tickets. Why yes, I do want to talk about TravelX. They are already partners with the second largest airline in Argentina, and also announced a new partnership with AIR EUROPA. Their entire model provides secondary ticket sales and helps BOTH the airline (through commission of resales), AND provides ticket purchasers with a secondary ticket market (another win). ​ >Lofty is the only one that seems like an interesting idea Oh cool you actually recognize the value of tokenization of assets (including real estate). Good job champ. You didn't even address the other use case I mentioned, which is the CENTRAL BANK OF ITALY choosing **ALGORAND** for digital sureties. For your reference, the Central Bank of Italy is one of the "big three" EUROPEAN UNION CENTRAL BANKS.

Mentions:#AIR#BANK
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

BNB should team up with AIR token and become AIR BNB to try to get back that 4th position.

Mentions:#BNB#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

AIR has been deemed a security. Pay up, you degens

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

The fact that people need someone to admit for this to be true to understand it means they aren't verify - which explains why they don't understand the same is true for nearly every other hardware wallet out there. If you want to protect yourself AIR GAP AND VERIFY.

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

$AIR token. It got into legal trouble then lived up to its name and evaporated into thin air.

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

This is such ridiculous news. Trezor is exactly as bad as ledger in regards to firmware capacity to be malicious. USE AN AIR GAP AND AUDIT WHAT TRANSACTS THE GAP!

Mentions:#USE#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

first rumours are emerging that the government is gonna charge for $AIR

Mentions:#AIR
r/BitcoinSee Comment

Hell yeah brother. Just got me a cold card and I'm gonna run that shit AIR GAPPED with my Bitcoin core client. I'm excited

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

98% backed by THIN FUCKING AIR

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

*and the* ***buyer offered to pay using crypto****, and* ***instructed*** *them to download the Trust Wallet app.* *The payment was done* ***using ETHM****, and the seller* ***instructed*** *them to* ***convert to Old Air Token (AIR)****. Now this person tries to swap their AIR on Pancakeswap,* How many signs of alarm bell ringing are enough?

Mentions:#ETHM#AIR
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Soon to be followed by the AIR tax, making people pay for the air they breathe and take from others.

Mentions:#AIR
r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

WRONG! ALL OF CRYPTO IS PoS, that's everything, all of it. They mean all of crypto. It's clear now, anything even remotely related to crypto. For fucks sake, AIR...their going to ban AIR because of crypto. Thanks Brandon.

Mentions:#CRYPTO#AIR
r/BitcoinSee Comment

Wait until you find out how much radiation a coal plant just pumps INTO THE AIR

Mentions:#AIR
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*cough* AIR-DROP free monies!!! *cough*

Mentions:#AIR
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Move over, expensive avocado toast - breathing clean $AIR is the new luxury millennials are spending their money on.

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I DONT KNOW WHY BUT TODAY SEEMS LIKE ITS GONNA BE A GREAT DAYYYYYY THERES SOMETHING IN THE AIR THAT MAKES IT FEEL LIKE THINGS AEE GOMNA GO MY WAY [THE BIRDS ARE CHIRPING TWEETLEEEDEET ](https://youtu.be/WRu_-9MBpd4)

Mentions:#AIR
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If it’s $AIR I’m in!

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The future is AI powered [https://airevolutioncoin.com](https://airevolutioncoin.com) Get some fresh $AIR

Mentions:#AIR
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Why did the cryptocurrency check into an Airbnb? To get a little bit of "AIR" BnB! Ba Dum Tsss

Mentions:#AIR
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AI REVOLUTION $AIR https://airevolutioncoin.com

Mentions:#AIR
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If bots can breath in AIR..... actually YES

Mentions:#AIR#YES
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I heard that AIR/BNB is the perfect investment for people who want to experience the thrill of making money while also not being able to find a decent place to stay. Sign me up! ![img](emote|t5_2g4vgd|3168)

Mentions:#AIR#BNB
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Cries a little *DAMN THEM* *SHAKES FIST IN AIR*

Mentions:#FIST#AIR
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https://twitter.com/LukeDashjr/status/1609721769350336513?s=20&t=U-WU9d837f3Lfu5XC2LRZQ He says he's got no way of securing a new wallet (as someone was considering donations) That makes me think he wasn't, or doesn't want, to use cold storage. Otherwise that shouldn't be an issue if he can generate a new wallet, AIR GAPPED, in his situation.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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> THOSE FUCKER, MFs! WHY THEY ARE STILL SUCKING AIR?! Because they are representative of everything the cryptocurrency sector has become.

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Changed it to 'WHY THEY ARE STILL SUCKING AIR' which isn't much better lol. Think OP is serious

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

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So a big "Trust me, bro" AIR?

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

Yeah, seriously don't fomo into it and let them degens keep all the reddit avatar NFTs to themselves!! Besides, the twitter NFT mob is already looting their stash and making it set records on opensea. pfffft who the heck needs to participate in that crap AIR? 1 \[Image\] Spooky Season: poieeeyee x Reddit Collectible Avatars 0.33 ETH 524 ETH

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

>Didn't it used to be Exactly, past sentence. That is long gone my friend, we are now backed by... Everything, essential, abundance, invisible, cold, strong AIR. 💨 We simply print when we want!

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

#Privacy Pro-Arguments Below is an argument written by MrMoustacheMan which won 1st place in the Privacy Pro-Arguments topic for a prior [Cointest](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_policy) round. > #Privacy - Pro Arguments > > Reusing my previous entry [from here.](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/pfopc9/rcc_cointest_general_concepts_privacy/hf5o1sv/) > > ##What is privacy > - Privacy is a [fundamental human right](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_privacy), recognized by the [UN Declaration of Human Rights](https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights) and the [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights](https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/ccpr.aspx). > - Privacy depends on - *but is not the same as* - transparency and security: > - "[**Privacy** is individual empowerment to set boundaries: to determine who can access *what* information about me, *where*, *when* and *for what purpose*.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - "[**Security** is the mechanics of how a network or system stores this information.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/02/what-is-privacy-in-the-age-of-digital-transformation/)" > - Unfortunately, security is often a black box - we cannot control our privacy if there is no **transparency** into how our information is stored and accessed. > - **[Wanting privacy does not mean you have something to hide!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument)** > - As Edward Snowden explained, "[Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.](https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36ru89/just_days_left_to_kill_mass_surveillance_under/crglgh2/)" > - Governments and companies are not transparent about what information they collect - so how do you know if you have something to hide in the first place? > > - [Irrelevant information may be used to discriminate or oppress](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3327646). Or there may be [errors in the collected information, which is common in the justice system](https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/secrecy/you-may-have-nothing-hide-you-still-have-something-fear). > > - Do you trust the government has your best interests in mind when they have [secret programs to collect citizens' data in bulk](https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-and-heinrich-newly-declassified-documents-reveal-previously-secret-cia-bulk-collection-problems-with-cia-handling-of-americans-information)? > > - On the corporate side, [**surveillance capitalism** monetizes private human experience - especially metadata that "aren't required for product and service improvement"](https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/shoshana-zuboff-q-and-a-the-age-of-surveillance-capital.html). > > - [The extensive collection of our personal data has a 'cooling effect' on free speech and social behaviors.](https://www.socialcooling.com/) > > ##Privacy and crypto > - Privacy is a central tenet of **crypto**currency - a financial system using cryptography to promote self-determination. Privacy is at the core of cryptocurrency's [cypherpunk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk) origins: > > >"[We are defending our privacy with cryptography, with anonymous mail forwarding systems, with digital signatures, and with electronic money](https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.htm)". > > >"[Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash.](https://bytecoin.org/old/whitepaper.pdf)" > > - Blockchains boast security and transparency - they "[empower users to decide which data they are willing to share, and with whom.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/)" > > - However, most blockchain networks today - with the notable [exception of Monero](https://np.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/og15vb/rcryptocurrency_cointest_rcc_top_favorites/h4pk7q4/) - are not private by default. > - Bitcoin is pseudonymous: "[the protocol doesn’t know your real name but transactions can still be linked to you in a myriad of ways.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > - Blockchain analytics firms ([like Chainalysis](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/chainalysis-doubles-valuation-to-2-billion-with-benioff-backing.html)) specialize in deanonymizing crypto activity and sell this data to corporations and law enforcement agencies. > > > - But even if you don't transact with a private by default chain like Monero, there are [steps you can take to better preserve your crypto privacy](https://bitcoin.org/en/protect-your-privacy). Additionally, it's important to recognize the limitations of true anonymity: > > >"[no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Moreover, privacy is never a static thing but evolves continuously and in response to the battle between those who build tools to protect privacy and those who build tools to destroy it.](https://medium.com/human-rights-foundation-hrf/privacy-and-cryptocurrency-part-i-how-private-is-bitcoin-e3a4071f8fff)" > > - Crypto projects are currently hard at work building these tools, with development on privacy centric protocols like [Taproot](https://braiins.com/blog/explain-like-im-not-a-developer-taproot-privacy), [Mimblewimble](https://medium.com/grin-mimblewimble/factual-inaccuracies-of-breaking-mimblewimbles-privacy-model-8063371839b9), [Lelantus Spark](https://firo.org/2021/08/24/presenting-lelantus-spark.html), [Halo 2](https://electriccoin.co/blog/announcing-zip-224-bringing-halo-2-to-zcash/), and [zk-SNARKs/zk-STARKs](https://docs.ethhub.io/ethereum-roadmap/privacy/). > > - And sometimes pseudonymity is enough. [The legacy financial system is deeply discriminatory](https://www.newamerica.org/family-centered-social-policy/reports/racialized-costs-banking/the-racialized-costs-of-banking/) and [has been for a long time](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining). > - Decentralized finance protocols, in contrast, do not discriminate against users looking to create an account, earn yield, or get a loan based on demographic information like race and gender. > > ##We can rebuild him. We have the technology. > > - Blockchain technology offers an improved model over many legacy centralized systems for securely storing, sharing and verifying private data. > > - [Centralized systems have centralized risk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Equifax_data_breach), while decentralized systems place both control and responsibility in the hands of individuals. Andreas Antonopoulos raised this point in his 2014 testimony before the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce when he said: > > >"[when an organization such as Home Depot or Target is hacked and they lose 60 million consumer identities, the reason that represents such an enormous impact is because they were storing 60 million user identities in the first place. Instead, if each one of those 60 million consumers had to be individually attacked, targeted, and hacked successfully, the possibility of that happening is much, much lower.](http://qntra.net/2014/10/andreas-antonopolous-testifies-before-canadian-senate-committee/)" > > - Some of the centralized systems that blockchain technology could enhance the privacy of include: > - [Electronic health records](https://hbr.org/2020/06/what-blockchain-could-mean-for-your-health-data), which [are an archaic system](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02876-y) susceptible to [data breaches](https://www.hipaajournal.com/july-2021-healthcare-data-breach-report/). > - [Notarization, certification and execution of documents and contracts](http://libres.uncg.edu\/ir/uncg/f/N_Kshetri_Blockchain_2017.pdf). > - [The trust inherent to using cloud storage solutions](http://scet.berkeley.edu\/wp-content/uploads/AIR-2016-Blockchain.pdf). > - [Encrypted messaging](https://decrypt.co/21804/a-blockchain-messaging-app-for-the-truly-paranoid), [given issues](https://www.propublica.org/article/how-facebook-undermines-privacy-protections-for-its-2-billion-whatsapp-users) with [supposedly secure messaging apps](https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/14/3-things-to-know-before-quitting-whatsapp-for-signal-or-telegram-or-apple-imessage-after-backlash/). > - And lastly, one of the applications I find most interesting would be to [encrypt identity, to push control of identity to the users themselves, enhancing privacy protection by allowing users to manage all of their sensitive, identifying data.](https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2019/05/08/could-blockchain-solve-our-growing-privacy-issue/) > > - Microsoft has been [working on decentralized identity verification since 2017](https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/), and recently [launched a Decentralized Identifier \(DID\) network \(ION\) on the Bitcoin mainnet](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/identity-access-management/decentralized-identity-blockchain). ***** Would you like to learn more? [Click here](/r/CointestOfficial/comments/r6sx7i/general_concepts_round_privacy_proarguments/) to be taken to the original topic-thread or you can scan through the [Cointest archive](/r/CointestOfficial/wiki/cointest_archive#wiki_Privacy) to find arguments on this topic in other rounds.

r/BitcoinSee Comment

You are in denial. The fiat debt slavery cartel operates via the issuance of fiat debt finance created out of THIN AIR then charged at interest PLUS principle to the citizens or nation states so enslaved. The FDSC harvests the bounty of citizens and nations via this mechanism- when interest rates increase the harvest is bountiful- when in the 1980s net debt was 1/4(according to your unsourced assertions) what it is today, the price of debt topped out around 20%. Now that debt levels are more than 4x greater the cost of servicing the total debt would reach the same level at just 5% average interest rate. The end is nigh- the FED fiat debt slavery cartel has reached the limits of its viability- its rentseeking parasitic usury is close to paralysis. USD vs DCEP vs BTC Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

"Redemption through Sin" Google it. These are the bankers at that hearing. But those national bank CEOs are not at the top of the food chain. The federal reserve is above them and the "Bank for International Settlement" is above all. Google the "Bank for International Settlement" The only way to bring these assholes down is for the 8 billion debt slaves to know how banking works. That they make money out of THIN AIR.

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

In selecting a platform to invest in, I only go with unique projects. The only blockchain platform with connectivity in mind is $3AIR and they intend providing internet connections. https://3air.io

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r/CryptoMarketsSee Comment

I bought $3AIR, and I bet you lots of VC are behind that token with lots of features.

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