Weekly News Roundup – 21 Jun 2021

Investment banks and funds are adding more opportunities to offer crypto services to their clients; the capacity of Bitcoin’s main scaling solution, the Lightning network, accelerated to 1,500 BTC, traditional financial institutions getting into DeFi, and more.

What are private and public keys?

Cryptocurrencies employ a form of cryptography known as public-key cryptography. Two cryptographic keys form the core of this system: a public key and a private key. These are strings of characters that are used for encrypting and decrypting data, as well as for signing and verifying transactions.

How private is blockchain?

Maintaining privacy in the digital world is getting more and more difficult nowadays. But how does blockchain promote privacy and anonymity, when it also openly displays the entire history of transactions that anyone has ever made?