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Monero [XMR] UI/UX designer: Protecting people doesn’t come without protecting privacy

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Monero [XMR] UI/UX designer: Protecting people doesn't come without protecting privacy
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Diego Salazar aka Rehrar, a UI/UX designer in the Monero community, advocated the need for privacy and why he is into Monero in a podcast recently. On the Coin Boys podcast, Salazar spoke about the privacy aspects of Monero and what attracted him to the community.

He said that he got into Monero community a year and a half earlier and further confirmed how Monero was started as a scam by a user, ‘Thankful_for_today’. The core team developers later discovered the scam and took over the project [Monero] from him.

Thankful_for_today was a user on Bitcointalk forum who forked the codebase of Bytecoin into the name BitMonero, which is an amalgamation of Bit [Bitcoin] and Monero. This literally translates into ‘coin’ in Esperanto. He added:

“And at the same time, if the core team member starts doing something the community doesn’t like, we can take it from them.  So one of the things we do and trust them with is looking over the code and merging it and building the binaries and signing those because they’re trusted members of the community like FluffyPony, ArcticMine and Luigi111.”

Touching on the more intriguing aspects that attracted him to Monero, Rehrar said that he was a huge advocate of privacy and believed that privacy was instrumental and fundamental to our civil liberties. He continued saying if privacy was eroded, liberties would erode along with it, and that it was vastly seen in totalitarian governments.



Furthermore, Salazar said that for people in first-world countries, lack of privacy would mostly be used for nothing more than targeted advertising. According to him, if people from other countries lacked privacy, they could go to jail or get killed.

Explaining what attracted him to Monero, he said that they were creating a currency taking into account the survival of these people. He stated:

“We’re looking on the fringes of the people that actually need this technology, not where the institutional money is. More importantly, we’re seeing how can we really help people with this technology and you can’t really do it without privacy.”





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Akash is your usual Mechie with an unusual interest in cryptos and day trading, ergo, a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Holds XRP due to peer pressure but otherwise found day trading with what little capital that he owns.

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] rolls out iOS version of Bitcoin Cash Register

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] recently made headlines when the CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver got involved in a bet of $10,000 with Tone Vays, a popular Bitcoin maximalist which the former lost. After launching a free point-of-scale solution, Bitcoin Cash Register for Android operating systems, Bitcoin.com and its developers have rolled out an iOS version of the same.

Bitcoin Cash register allows anyone with an Android or iOS device to accept BCH payments. This came as a part of the company’s agenda to promote the adoption of crypto in the mainstream. With the installment Bitcoin Cash Register, it would be easier for retailers to accept BCH as payment from customers.



As reported by Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin Cash Register claims to be easy to use without any prior account registration and the transactions are carried out in a non-custodial manner. This was confirmed by Bitcoin.com via a tweet:

The bet between Roger Ver and Tone Vays regarding the low transaction fee had left the social media divided, with proponents on both sides arguing about the authenticity of the bet and factors taken into consideration while betting.





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