Bitcoin was first launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, and is now over 11 years old. It’s also nearly five years since Ethereum launched it’s network in 2014. Since that time both these public blockchains have steadily grown in adoption, security and market value. In 2020 Bitcoin continues to be the market leading blockchain and Ethereum follows closely as the leading smart contract platform.
On Dec 6th the Assistance & Access bill was passed by the Australian parliament. It will soon be enacted in law. The purpose of this bill is to assist security agencies by helping them access and read encrypted end-to-end communications of suspected criminals and terrorists.