Spagni also said that Fortnite is “very interested in Lightning Network, and we’re pushing hard to get them to add that to the list. Right now, they’ve only enabled Monero, even though they have a number of options (including bech32-enabled Bitcoin).”
Privacy has become an important issue amid rampant hacks and disturbing reports of user data being misused by social media monopolies like Facebook.
As CCN reported, Facebook has been having trouble recruiting top talent to its new blockchain division because of the numerous data-privacy scandals that have decimated the public’s trust in the corporate giant free vbucks no human verification
A lot of people obviously don’t trust the Facebook brand right now, especially people in the crypto/blockchain world,” said Cheddar reporter Alex Heath. “A lot of them got into this industry because of the centralization and the data misuse of companies like Facebook.”
Many users were outraged after learning that Facebook has been selling their personal data for years — without their consent — to third parties for profit.
US Govt Wants To Track Monero Transactions
Digital currencies like Monero and Zcash are preferred among crypto users who prioritize privacy because they provide a high level of anonymity for users and their transactions.
However, that could soon be changing. In December 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it’s developing a monitoring framework to track Zcash and Monero transactions through a blockchain-based forensic analytics program.
The move is reportedly part of an effort by the US government to ensure that cryptocurrencies are not used to enable money-laundering, tax evasion and terror financing.