Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year

Christopher Matta, Goldman Sachs

According to my estimates, the recent tx spam on the ETH network cost up to ~$15m USD

Vitalik Buterin

Is Bitcoin Really 100% Anonymous?

Today, Bitcoin hit its new record – the crypto currency has not been featured in news articles about governments of big states for a long time. The coin was actively discussed in the media for the first time after Silk Road-related events.
Many people still believe that the cryptocurrency is still a tool of scammers because BTC was dishonored. The others, on the contrary, believe that Bitcoin is a completely anonymous system which will save everyone from censorship. But, in fact, it is wrong.
In The Public Eye
Bitcoin’s anonymity became one of the main topics during the last Andreas Antonopoulos’ AMA session.
Many people think that Bitcoin is anonymous. Most likely, it is pseudo-anonymous. One can keep his or her personality in secret for some time, remaining extremely careful and putting a great deal of efforts.
Antonopoulos noted that the money transaction privacy problem is considered to be quite a touchy issue, am awful theory which could bring the curtain down on human civilization. Andreas believes that cash is the most popular anonymous mean for exchange of values.
The idea of covering all the forms of money appeared not long ago – a bank secrecy law was signed by 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1971. The decree was annulled on January, 3rd. 2009.
Finally, Antonopoulos added that Bitcoin would become “much stronger”. The developers need the tools of the second layer for Bitcoin.