Cryptocurrency Malware ComboJack Targets Clipboard Data – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Melanie Kramer · April 2, 2018 · 4:30 pm Malware identified by Palo Alto Networks targets data held on user clipboards from cut, copy and paste actions. ComboJack is a trojan able to replace unsuspecting user’s wallet data with the wallet address of an attacker. ComboJack embeds itself on user systems with a possible source […]

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Trezor to Implement Bitcoin Cash Addresses

Software Change After seeming to be outright hostile to incorporating Cashaddr, a way to distinguish easily between bitcoin core and bitcoin cash addresses, popular hardware cold storage wallet company Trezor confirmed its integration is on the way. Also read: Crypto History Part 1: 400 Million Billion Billion, Beer, and a Murderous Plot Cold Storage Wallet Maker […]

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OmiseGO and Vitalik Buterin Donate $1 Million in OMG to Impoverished Refugees

Adam James · April 1, 2018 · 4:00 pm OmiseGO and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin are donating $1 million worth of OMG tokens directly to refugees living in extreme poverty. The donation will be made to GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization operating in East Africa which will deliver the funds. Helping the Unbanked OmiseGO and Vitalik […]

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Cisco Files Patent for Blockchain-Related Group Communications Method

Adam James · April 1, 2018 · 4:00 am As major companies scramble to the patent office to file blockchain-related applications, Cisco aims to develop a confidential group communications method utilizing Bitcoin’s underlying technology. Another Blockchain Solution According to an official United States Patent Application released on March 29, multinational technology conglomerate Cisco is interested in […]

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5 Altcoins with Major Events the week of April 1, 2018 (Gains Likely to Beat Bitcoin Returns!)

JakeTheCryptoKing · March 31, 2018 · 5:00 pm This past week has seen Bitcoin and many altcoins fluctuate dramatically. These significant fluctuations can be profited off of by trading or increasing one’s position in the underlying crypto. The upcoming week has major events for five cryptocurrencies: PRL, UKG, EOS, PKB, and BRD. The Market Conditions […]

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New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDs

Regulation The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it will impose restrictions on the leverage offered for contracts-for-difference (CFDs) and binary options offered to European retail investors. Under the new measures, the leverage offered on cryptocurrency CFDs will be limited to no more than 2:1. Also Read: PBOC to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Regulations in […]

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FBI Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Exchange Support Staff

Regulation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published a document seeking to warn citizens of the increasing prevalence of scams executed through fraudulently posing as technical support staff for a company. The FBI’s notes that virtual currencies are becoming “increasingly targeted by tech support criminals.” Also Read: Mailchimp Latest Company to Ban Cryptocurrency Advertising Cryptocurrency […]

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Could Ford Enable Drivers to Pay in Crypto for Freedom of the Fast Lane?

Melanie Kramer · March 31, 2018 · 4:00 am A patent application filed by Ford describes a Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass (CMMP) system that would allow drivers needing to travel quickly to use less congested lanes, and travel more freely, by paying other drivers in cryptocurrency. Other road users would move to slower moving […]

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Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator

Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, has filed a patent for a new Bitcoin mining chip accelerator. Entitled “Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator with Optimized Message Digest and Message Scheduler Datapath,” the patent was originally submitted in September of 2016, but is now being released for the first time. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining has […]

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