• The total market cap for cryptocurrency has reached an all-time high, breaking the $600 billion USD barrier. No matter how you slice it, 2017 has been a banner year for cryptocurrency. Despite all the impending doom talk from the usual talking heads in the financial media, cryptocurrency continues to gain speed as it cheerily chugs along. Now the doubters and naysayers have another reason to gnash their teeth in frustration as the cryptocurrency market cap

    Cryptocurrency Market Cap Surges to $600 Billion USD

    | 2017/12/17 4:45 am
  • Bitcoin has just broken through another major price threshold. Here’s a look at what just happened and what comes next.  Only yesterday, we were writing about how Bitcoin had broken the $13,000 mark and was carving out fresh all-time highs on the back of record volume in the market. Fast forward less than 24 hours and two more major psychological resistance levels have been broken – first $14,000 and, as of early morning in the

    Bitcoin Just Broke $15,000: Here’s What Comes Next

    | 2017/12/07 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin may be trading at all-time highs, but not everybody is celebrating. Crypto-loving gamers everywhere have their headsets in a twist after Valve, the parent company of popular online gaming platform Steam, announced today that they will no longer be accepting Bitcoin payments. Citing the digital currency’s extreme price fluctuations in recent months, as well as increased transaction fees, Valve stated that it has become “untenable” to continue supporting Bitcoin as a payment option. The announcement,

    Steam Drops Support for Bitcoin Payments Citing Wild Price Swings, High Transaction Fees

    | 2017/12/06 5:30 pm
  • Following in CME Group’s footsteps, NASDAQ announces plans to launch Bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018.   The Wall Street Journal reports that Nasdaq Inc. is planning to launch Bitcoin futures as soon the first half of 2018. Nasdaq’s Bitcoin contracts will launch on Nasdaq Futures (NFX), a marketplace launched in 2015 that is most famous for energy trading. This latest news comes in the wake of the CME Group, the world’s largest online trading

    BREAKING NEWS – Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in 2018

    | 2017/11/29 1:15 pm
  • US-based exchanges are going to have some serious competition in the coming months, as bitFlyer has opened up trading to US customers and has also obtained the ever important NY BitLicense, which allows for a crypto exchange to operate in the state of New York.  Bitcoin’s Rising Popularity in Japan Japan has been on the cutting edge of Bitcoin infrastructure ever since the digital currency was recognized as legal tender back in April. Japanese exchanges

    bitFlyer, Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange, Launches in the United States

    | 2017/11/28 2:00 pm
  • $117,000 worth of Bitcoin was reportedly stolen from an Austrian man’s laptop in Vienna after he logged onto a public WIFI network at the restaurant he was eating in. The as yet unnamed victim, as reported by CBS News, told authorities that his Bitcoin was transferred from his wallet after he logged onto a public WIFI network at a restaurant in Innsbruck, Austria. Police have so far been unable to confirm whether the victim’s computer had

    Crypto Caper! Austrian Man has $117K in Bitcoin Stolen Over Public WIFI Network

    | 2017/11/25 1:45 pm
  • One of Korea’s three largest banks Shinhan is testing “vault and wallet services” in a world first for the banking industry. Shinhan Could Offer Bitcoin Storage In ‘Virtual Safe’ Sources on social media quoting local media outlet Naver state that Shinhan Bank is already working on a functional product which will be designed for public release. The tool is the result of Shinhan being awarded a third-party contract, according to the publication. In allowing customers

    Bank On This! South Korea’s Shinhan Bank ‘Working On Bitcoin Wallet’

    | 2017/11/24 2:30 pm
  • Confronted by police on allegations of selling stolen laptops, a Pennsylvania man has also come clean and confessed to apparently stealing over $40 million worth of Bitcoin through a malware program. An alleged heist of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin has come to light in the most peculiar fashion as a Pennsylvania man admitted to officers that he had written software that stole Bitcoin by replacing wallet addresses with his own. Theodore Price was

    Pennsylvania Man Confesses to $40 Million Bitcoin Theft

    | 2017/07/20 12:21 pm
  • There’s been no official statements as of yet – but it looks like the Mycelium Wallet will be getting built-in peer-to-peer bitcoin mixing/tumbling later this year.  The first testnet transaction from devs went out four days ago, and discussion on internal channels confirms that they’re working on integrating P2P tumbling into their popular Android wallet. Read also: Comedy Tor Forks Emerge In Response to Appelbaum Scandal P2P Tumbling In Mycelium Pipeline As for details, so

    Mycelium May Roll out P2P Tumbling Soon

    | 2016/08/19 8:21 pm
  •   Depending on your perspective and personal political leanings, the heading and course of the Tor Foundation since the ousting of Jacob Appelbaum can be characterised anywhere from “chaotic” to “unmitigated shit-show.” Highlights include A smear Campaign levelled at the former project head, controversial restructuring, an exodus of key volunteers, and a marked increase in focus on identity politics within the Foundation’s ranks. As expected, the masses have responded with that familiar vitriol and lack

    Comedy Forks of Tor Emerge in response to Foundation Drama

    | 2016/08/19 2:02 am
  • TradeZero has announced today that they will be partnering with Jered Kenna to create an off-chain “Dark Pool” exchange on their platform, in addition to their commission-free stock and ETF trading services. The exchange will implement multisig and insuring through BitGo, and fee-less currency (digital and fiat) trading within their system. The Nassau-registered broker will also be accepting opening balances in BTC. Read also: Nvidia GTX 1070 Review – Efficiency Boost Worth the Premium?  

    TradeZero Platfom Opens Off-Chain Exchange, Accepts BTC

    | 2016/08/11 7:55 am
  • In light of the recent Ethereum hard fork, a collection of anonymous figures, or Ethereum Whales, have offered their support to the DAO exploiter — believing that the core developers have an obligation to the original contract. Also read: Breakout Gaming Making Progress on New eSports Platform The Ethereum Whales According to a blog, the ETH whales believe the developers at the Ethereum Foundation have an obligation to support the original smart contract. That is

    Anonymous Figures OfferHelp to Ethereum DAO Exploiter

    | 2016/07/26 12:37 am
  • The  Ethereum Hard-Fork has been a highly divisive event on the cryptocurrency landscape. The hard fork, along with a rescue soft-fork in the weeks prior, has been a godsend to those who invested in The DAO, a smart contract built on Ethereum that ended in one of the most catastrophic implosions in Crypto history. With 12% of the extant Eth tied up in the DAO, The majority of Ethereum hashpower decided to hard-fork to refund

    Ethereum Classic Jumps Into Top 10 Altcoins In Less Than a Day

    | 2016/07/24 4:35 pm
  • Ethereum’s DAO hard fork update landed on GitHub yesterday, allowing users to vote on whether they support the Hard fork that will refund the DAO after the attack that drained around four percent of the total Ethereum (approx. 50 million US dollars worth at the time)  in circulation from the smart contract. Read Also: MakerDAO Founder’s Unique Opinions on the DAO’s Failure Ethereum Reaches A Crossroads with Hard Fork Update   This hard fork update,

    DAO Hard Fork Update for Ethereum Finally Released

    | 2016/07/17 10:32 am
  • Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif continues to make media headlines in quick succession as of late. The company announced on July 3rd how they had added the XEM cryptocurrency to their trading platform. Keeping in mind how XEM has seen a spectacular value increase over the past few months, this is not entirely surprising. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency exchanges to add

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Adds XEM Trading Market

    | 2016/07/04 5:02 am
  • There is a now form of Bitcoin ransomware on the block, going by the name of Zepto. At its core, this is a different variant of the Locky malware, which has been making the rounds for quite some time now. Security researchers detected a spike in the distribution of this new ransomware. As one would expect, Internet criminals are using spam emails to distribute this payload. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin

    Worrisome Locky Ransomware Variant Zepto is Making The Rounds

    | 2016/07/02 5:58 am
  • Hospital IT security is not up to par, as a recent reported indicated. It looks like the threat is far more real than anticipated, as a new wave of IoT device attacks is taking place as we speak. Medical services, ranging from CT scanners to dialysis pumps, are targeted by hackers. Albeit these assailants will not shut down the machines, they are trying to retrieve confidential patient information. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in

    Hackers Target Medical IoT Devices To Obtain Prescription Drugs

    | 2016/07/01 3:54 am
  • The story of Silk Road is far from finished by the look of things. Gary Davis, also known as Libertas on the deep web marketplace, is fighting his extradition to the US. If he is successful in doing so, he will not be charged for his alleged involvement in Silk Road. The FBI strongly feels they have evidence linking his real identity to that of the Libertas administrator position on the platform. Also read: Running

    FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation

    | 2016/06/30 4:08 am
  • According to a French report from a blog operated by Bernard Debré the député of the National Assembly of France and a member of the of the Union for a Popular Movement in Paris, Debré wants to ban Bitcoin in the city. The bureaucrat recently found out from a survey he participated in that drugs can be bought with the cryptocurrency online with just a few clicks. Also read: DAO Wars Soft Fork Makes Ethereum Blockchain

    A Politician from Paris Wants to Ban Bitcoin

    | 2016/06/28 7:39 pm
  • The Ethereum community has a lot to decide lately as the network has been preparing for an upcoming soft fork expected to start roughly around June 30. According to Etherchain.org pools who have implemented the soft fork are showing consensus for the procedure. With the Ethereum community planning on the next step another revelation from Hacking, Distributed shows the soft fork may be vulnerable to DoSing. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate

    DAO Wars Soft Fork Makes Ethereum Blockchain Vulnerable

    | 2016/06/28 2:35 pm
  • Sometimes it feels like the only way Bitcoin makes headlines is either through a price change or ransomware. Cerber, one of the most dangerous types of Bitcoin ransomware alive today, has been cloned into a new variant. As a result, this undisclosed type of malware can target Office 365 users through a zero-day attack. It is very well possible millions of business users have been affected already. Also read: Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another

    Office 365 Zero-day Leads To Ransomware Phishing Attacks

    | 2016/06/28 5:22 am
  • Locky remains one of the biggest ransomware threats to this very date. Now that the Necurs botnet is back, it looks like a new version of Locky Bitcoin ransomware is available as well. A new spam campaign is underway to infect as many computers as possible. Also read: Pound Crashes as UK Votes to Leave European Union Roughly three weeks ago, the Necurs botnet suddenly went offline, leaving security researchers puzzled as to what happened

    Necurs Botnet Resurfaces With Updated Locky and Dridex Versions

    | 2016/06/24 5:09 am
  • Bitcoin ransomware threats are once again making the headlines these days. Albeit they are now popular than screen-blocker ransomware, this is not news to be proud of by any means. Malware used on such a large scale will continue to give Bitcoin a bad reputation, even though the cryptocurrency is not at fault for these problems. Also read: Large-Scale Phishing Attack Targets Bitcoin and Web Wallet Users There is nothing more annoying than dealing with

    Bitcoin Ransomware Popularity Increased Spectacularly In 2015

    | 2016/06/23 4:37 am