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Privacy-Centric Coin XMR Splits Into Four Different Monero Protocols

Technology On April 6 the privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) forked the protocol in order to make the digital asset’s mining ecosystem egalitarian. However, the hard fork has led to the birth of four monero-based blockchain branches all claiming to be the “original monero.” Also read: Bitcoin’s Value to Lose $44 Billion by Year’s End, Researchers Argue […]

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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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Is GPU-Based Cryptocurrency Mining at Risk of Extinction?

Nick Chong · March 14, 2018 · 4:00 pm The arrival of newly created ASICs and a large decrease in mining profitability has had an impact on the GPU mining market. Nvidia expects the demand for graphics cards to decrease over the course of this year as a result. What could this mean for the […]

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Mining Crypto In a Browser Is a Complete Waste of Time

Mining Malware that surreptitiously mines cryptocurrency while you browse the web is big news right now – literally in the case of news outlet Salon, which has enabled it as an opt-in feature. One thing that it certainly isn’t, though, is big business. Every other day, media outlets seem to be running stories about the […]

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Report Claims LTC is Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

News A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption The study, conducted by Recorded Future, […]

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British Couple Lawyer Up as $840k Cryptocurrency Divorce Heats Up

Finance Divorce is never fun and rarely simple, but when one party – generally the male – owns cryptocurrency, there’s an added layer of complexity. With cryptocurrency still relatively new as an asset class, there have been very few cases to date in which the unhappy couple have squabbled over altcoins. A British law firm […]

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Telegram Users Hacked – Computers Used to Mine Monero and Zcash

Adam James · February 13, 2018 · 5:30 pm Popular privacy-focused instant messaging application Telegram has suffered a bit of a setback, as hackers have been secretly able to utilize unsuspecting users’ computers to mine Monero and Zcash. Private and Secure? Not Quite. According to multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab, hackers have been […]

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Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

James Levenson · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number of government websites in the UK and Australia. […]

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Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous

News Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature is best known for its use in the Z family of coins including zcash, zclassic, and zencash. That’s […]

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Feds Seize $4.7 Million in Bitcoins in Fake ID Sting

Adam James · February 10, 2018 · 3:45 am Nearly $5 million worth of Bitcoin used in a large-scale fake ID operation has been seized by federal authorities in Ohio. Bitcoins for Fake IDs According to the Associated Press, federal authorities in Ohio seized $4.7 million in bitcoins and hardware following an investigation into a […]

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