AUG 13 DIGEST: Windows 10 a Threat to Bitcoin Privacy; Genesis Mining Joins Companies Leaving NY

Windows 10 could be a threat to Bitcoin users’ privacy; Genesis Mining leaves New York over BitLicense; Envestnet acquires Yodlee for US$590 million and more top stories for August 13.

Windows 10 could be a Serious Threat to Bitcoin Privacy

The recently unveiled Windows 10 could turn out to be a serious threat to Bitcoin users’ privacy. Apparently, traffic analysis done on the operating system has revealed that it enables unauthorized and continuous transmission of data from personal computers to external servers.

If this is the case, then using Bitcoin through your device could expose your transactions to external surveillance.

Genesis Mining Joins the Exodus from New York Over BitLicense

Genesis Mining, a cloud mining company, has announced in a blog post that it is leaving New York. It is the latest company choosing to exit the state instead of complying with the BitLicense. The company has declared that it is blocking anyone with a New York IP address from accessing its services.

Part of the announcement reads:

“While advocates for the BitLicense say they want to protect consumers, what the act really does is stifle innovation. It’s complex, expensive, and comes with a set of guidelines that make it nearly impossible for

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