• Apple is taking an unusual stance on privacy. The company has no plans to collaborate with law enforcement on decrypting their own devices, though. Instead, the technology giant will focus on differential privacy, to compete with Google and Facebook. Also read: One Bitcoin is Worth 51 Million Hacked iMesh Accounts Apple has been making media headlines regarding privacy in the past few months. Ever since the San Bernardino case, the company has been adamantly clear

    Apple Plans To Introduce Differential Privacy Very Soon

    | 2016/06/15 4:30 am
  • People who have been using the Internet for quite some time now will recall the name iMesh, a once popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform. Although this platform has been defunct for some time, a hacker managed to obtain a database containing 51 million accounts. Obtaining this information can be done through The Real Deal deep web marketplace, for the price of one Bitcoin. Also read: Cerber Bitcoin Ransomware Now Includes Malware Factory Automation Data breaches

    One Bitcoin is Worth 51 Million Hacked iMesh Accounts

    | 2016/06/14 12:23 pm
  • As the summer draws ever closer, the chances of getting a computer infected with malicious software seem to increase exponentially. The latest version of Cerber ransomware is introducing new challenges for security experts. Malware factory has been introduced, which creates different versions of Cerber every 15 seconds. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Continues Breaking Boundaries Cerber Becomes Completely Random To this very date, Cerber is the most feared and destructive type of Bitcoin ransomware in

    Cerber Bitcoin Ransomware Now Includes Malware Factory Automation

    | 2016/06/14 5:34 am
  • Coinbase and and Coinfabrik join forces, Jaxx integrates with ShapeShift, and more bank heists may be on the way. Want to see what you’ve been missing? Take a look at some of this week’s Bitcoin news below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Trading Grows, But Security Gets Weaker BANK SECURITY Banks are once again being warned of potential cyber-attacks. This time, the warning comes in light of the hacks that occurred within banking institutions tied to the Swift network,

    Industry Report: Bitcoin Continues Breaking Boundaries

    | 2016/06/14 5:00 am
  • Two of Australia’s leading bitcoin exchanges, CoinTree and CoinLoft, have announced this week new services allowing users to purchase a variety of altcoins including ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the Ethereum network. Alongside their established services which have primarily focused on making bitcoin accessible to the general public, they have now streamlined the process of acquiring ether. As of Monday 13th of June, CoinTree users will be able to swap bitcoin for a variety of popular

    Australian bitcoin exchanges announce Ethereum support

    | 2016/06/14 2:20 am
  • Any financial advisor will tell you that futures trading is a risky investment decision. Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services.  Secure Bitcoin Futures Trading With Crix When combining futures trading with Bitcoin and digital currency exchanges with sub-par security, the risk to the trader is exponentially greater. However, Bitcoin and digital

    Crix.io: Digital Currency Futures Platform Lowers Risk Exposure

    | 2016/06/13 9:11 pm
  • As if there were any doubts among fans, Bitcoin has proven to be as innovative and surprising as ever. In what has been a long-awaited moment, the bitcoin price has risen beyond what anyone expected and is hovering at around the $682 mark at press time. Also read: Counterparty: The Fuel for Bitcoin Price Stability? Naturally, the next step is to go even further. Many are wondering if $700 isn’t just wishful thinking, anymore. While predictions

    Bitcoin Price Bursts Ahead, Nearing $700 USD

    | 2016/06/13 6:00 am
  • Until the new X11 miners hit the market, ASICs have been mostly for Bitcoin/SHA-256 and Scrypt coins, other than a few test runs of other algorithms.   Also Read:  KickAssTorrents Moves to the Darknet With Tor The development and production of ASICs is not cheap and not as simple on many of the algorithms due to memory and other requirements. One of the first new ASICs to hit the market is the Baikal X11 miner which

    Review of the Baikal 150 mh/s X11 DASH ASIC Miner

    | 2016/06/13 5:00 am
  • Mond is a startup bank gaining a lot of attention, although not all of it is overly positive. As it turns out, the company will have to change its name due to a trademark dispute. Customers are now eligible to vote on the new name, and it is possible Banky McBankface will become the new brand name. Also read: Bitcoin Price, Market Cap Reach 2 Year High While it is positive to engage customers in

    Should Startup Bank Mondo Rebrand To McBankface?

    | 2016/06/13 4:17 am
  • Bitcoin’s price has surged up nearly 11%, past the 600$ mark since last night’s round of trading, coming to rest near the $640 level at the time of writing. The market cap has reached 10 Billion US Dollars coming into the morning. This puts Both price and Market Cap at the highest it’s been in a little over two years. While mo st of the top Cryptos have enjoyed growth over the past few weeks,

    Bitcoin Price, Market Cap Reach 2 Year High

    | 2016/06/12 7:55 am
  • Let’s Encrypt, a Free, Open source Certificate Authority, announced that they have unintentionally leaked thousands of emails in their subscriber mailing list yesterday, to those same subscribers. The organization disclosed that 7,618 emails were compromised and that the same number of users were given said emails in varying quantities as the automated email chain grew in size. Also Read : KickAssTorrents Brings Official Tor Hidden Service Live ‘Minor’ Email Breach Raises Questions The leak occurred

    Lets Encrypt Email Leak Shows Flaws in Centralized Trust

    | 2016/06/12 2:54 am
  • Tor has been embroiled in several controversies in the past few weeks, but it is still widely considered the best option for circumventing state censorship on the internet. Due to recent draconian blockades of peer-to-peer filesharing by the UK, Norway, and others, KickAssTorrents, the most visited public tracker on the web, has opened up a hidden service mirror of their website to help those in the growing list of countries that enable internet censorship access

    KickAssTorrents Moves to the Darknet With Tor

    | 2016/06/12 1:41 am
  • The Coinbase API may be coming to the language and platform of your choice, and not through the usual channels, either. A new specification for the coinbase API has been made for Swagger, a framework for generating client libraries from JSON and YAML API packages. CoinFabrik, a cryptocurrency development and consulting firm, has started an open-source project using Swagger to implement the Coinbase API on many previously unsupported platforms. The auto-generated client libraries include support

    CoinFabrik Ports Coinbase API to 26 Languages

    | 2016/06/12 12:08 am
  • A new Privacy add-on for the Firefox and Chrome web browsers is taking a scorched-earth approach to ad-blocking. The aptly named AdNauseum is an open-source fork of uBlock origin, that implements more extreme features in an attempt to increase its effectiveness. Catering to those that take issue with the newer, more moderate (and arguably less effective) ad-blocking methodologies, like Brave’s built-in ‘ad-replacement’ solution, and adBlock plus making a distinction between ‘non-invasive’ ads and your regular

    AdNauseum Protects Your Privacy By Clicking Ads

    | 2016/06/11 9:58 pm
  • Bitcoin sportsbook service Sportsbet.io is offering customers a chance to when exclusive semi-final tickets to the Euro 2016 tournament. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Sportsbet will host a betting tournament where players will “pit their wits against one another for the chance to be at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.”

    Sportsbet.io Holds Competition for Euro 2016 Tickets

    | 2016/06/11 3:00 pm
  • The Jaxx wallet solution continues to take the cryptocurrency world by storm. Not only has the wallet added support for The DAO tokens, but the team also interacted ShapeShift. This will allow users to convert between all three wallet-supported currencies within the app itself. Adding more functionality to a cryptocurrency wallet is always a positive thing. Jaxx has always been priding itself on supporting multiple currencies, and the addition of The DAO token is a

    Jaxx Wallet Integrates Shapeshift Conversion Option

    | 2016/06/11 5:04 am
  • Genesis Mining is one of the few cloud mining organizations to actually fulfill their obligations to their customers as well as a huge advocate for the Bitcoin and Cryptopcurrency industry.  Since the beginning of 2016 the mining industry has seen a lot of shifts, as well as new coins to mine that are wildly popular like Ethereum. Also Read: US Banking Regulators Warn About Imminent Swift Attacks Genesis Mining quickly expanded their GPU mining capacity

    Marco Streng of Genesis Mining on Ethereum and DASH Mining

    | 2016/06/10 3:19 pm
  • Belgian Bitcoin enthusiasts rejoiced at the news about the first ATM being installed in the country over a year ago. Ever since that time, however, a lot of things have changed. After the Coffeelabs owners had decided to remove the device, EBTM had to provide a new home for the ATM. That new home is known as Pizzeria Leonardo da Vinci. Also read: US Banking Regulators Warn About Imminent Swift Breaches Operating a Bitcoin ATM

    EBTM Moves Antwerp’s Bitcoin ATM To A New Location

    | 2016/06/10 9:34 am
  • US Regulators are scrutinizing the Swift payment network in light of the recent heists which have taken place. That is not a complete surprise, as there is plenty of cause for concern. Things have gotten so dire; the US regulators have warned banks about more imminent threats to their cyber security. Also read: Hacker Sells Twitter Data Dump On Deep Web For 10 Bitcoin Ever since the various attacks made against banks connected to the

    US Banking Regulators Warn About Imminent Swift Attacks

    | 2016/06/10 5:16 am
  • Gemini expands, bitcoin and banks go head to head, and stealing RSA keys is easier than you might think. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Is Security in the Finance Sector Too Weak? GEMINI IS GROWING Digital currency exchange Gemini is stretching into Canadian territory. In a corporate blog post last Monday, Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss wrote: “We are thrilled to

    Industry Report: Bitcoin Trading Grows, But Security Gets Weaker

    | 2016/06/10 5:00 am
  • The fifth episode of the Bitcoinist Podcast aired today. It’s available on our RSS feed, Soundcloud, gPodder, Stitcher, and a growing number of podcasting apps and services. In this episode, My co-host, Caleb Chen and I, discuss the rise in Bitcoin’s price, Jacob Appelbaum’s ousting from the Tor project, Windows 10’s various new security flaws, the kernel level Allwinner ARM exploit, play with drones in the background, and more. Have a listen here: [advanced_iframe securitykey=”f2a82584dea78b6db5aa798e0de6aa498fd77c2f”

    Bitcoinist Podcast: Episode 5 Available

    | 2016/06/09 9:23 pm
  • It’s been a bleak time for Tor in recent months. Now, with rape accusations against developer Jacob Appelbaum, it is becoming uncertain whether or not the project will be able to survive.  Also read: Hacker Sells Twitter Data Dump on Deep Web for 10 Bitcoin Ex-devs have been working with federal law enforcement to undermine the software project’s effectiveness, and changes to criminal codes could make users open to unwanted law enforcement investigation. Most recently, Appelbaum

    Tor Woes: Can the Project Survive its Recent Troubles?

    | 2016/06/09 6:03 pm
  • Data breaches remain a lucrative business for Internet criminals, especially when they want to sell information for Bitcoin. A data dump containing over 33 million hacked Twitter accounts are now up for grabs in exchange for 10 Bitcoin. Also read: Lisk Adds Charles Hoskinson & Steven Nerayoff to Team According to ZDNet, the hacker selling these Twitter details has been linked to the recent LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Myspace data breaches. But this time, the individual

    Hacker Sells Twitter Data Dump On Deep Web For 10 Bitcoin

    | 2016/06/09 5:07 am