Interesting and worrying news broke earlier today, as a statement was released saying the Tor network has been compromised by unknown assailants. The reason why this is both interesting and worrying for us, is because a ton of recently released cryptocurrencies rely on the Tor network to protect users’ privacy.
Even though there has always been vast opposition against using Tor for such purposes, it seems those concerns are proven valid. The biggest concern people have with Tor is the fact is is created and managed by people who allegedly have close ties with the NSA and other United States intelligence services. If this would be true, there is no such thing as user privacy.