KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia continued to lose ground early Monday with Top Glove and Tenaga Nasional among the top losers as market sentiment stayed cautious for the fifth straight on the confluence of weak corporate results, negative news and the tumble on Wall Street last Friday.
Just as the US Department of Homeland Security announced plans to develop forensic techniques to deanonymize cryptocurrency transactions, MasterCard has thrown a spanner in the works with plans for the exact opposite. According to a recent patent application, the payment infrastructure provider wants to anonymize “electronic transactions via blockchain.” The patent explains how the system would obscure the origin and amount of funds involved in a given transaction. MasterCard‘s idea sounds an awful lot like a mixer or tumbler – a system often used by cybercriminals to launder dirty cryptocurrency. Effectively, it works by providing a primary address for a… This story continues at The Next Web