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Bitcoin’s Privacy Sucks, Says Edward Snowden

Speaking yesterday at the Orchid’s Priv8 Virtual Privacy Summit, Snowden, who is also a crypto enthusiast, said that bitcoin has its flaws, especially when it comes to “financial privacy.”
“Bitcoin sucks in many ways, such as financial privacy,” he said. 
Snowden noted that the concept of privacy is important to protect individuals from being exploited, especially in a time when governments in all parts of the world are prying on people’s affairs. 
He does not consider privacy as a means to hide things from intruders, rather he believes it helps protect people from the dangers of having certain information in the wrong hands. 
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While the government has been in total control of what happens in the financial industry, identifying every detail of transactions, people thought the creation of Bitcoin would address the privacy concern in the financial space. 
Bitcoin was designed as a pseudonymous payment means, which records transactions on a public blockchain. The idea of recording transactions on a publicly accessible ledger makes it possible for the transaction to be easily accessed by anyone. 
Also, with financial regulators requesting that exchanges should implement Know-Your-Customer (KYC) procedures, it will be easier to link a bitcoin address to an individual. 
These and several other flaws could be the reason why Snowden said the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization sucks when it comes to privacy. 
Snowden may not be a fan of Bitcoin due to its privacy flaw, he …
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