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  • Monero Altcoin News, Altcoins, Mining, News, News teaser

    Monero-Mining Calendar App Removed By Apple

    After Calendar 2, a popular scheduling app in the Mac App Store, was updated with the ability to mine the Monero cryptocurrency on users’ devices for the developer’s benefit, it quickly disappeared — but why? Gone, but Not Forgotten Recently, an update to the Calendar 2 app afforded developer Qbix the ability to mine Monero — a popular, privacy-centric cryptocurrency — with users’ computing power. The mining function only kicked in, however, if users chose

    · March 13, 2018 · 5:30 pm
  • MoneroV hard fork Altcoin News, Altcoin Price, Altcoins, News, News teaser

    MoneroV Hard-Fork Faces Delay

    Hard forks are highly anticipated events in crypto-land. They often offer an opportunity for coin holders to get a free airdrop which increases the value and investment levels in the original coin leading up to the fork. Monero is about to be forked into MoneroV, however the team has delayed the split for a further six weeks. According to a blog post on the fork, the MoneroV team stated that the snapshot date will be postponed

    · March 10, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Monero Surges As ‘MoneroV’ Hard Fork Approaches – But Buyers Beware!

    Monero is riding high this week as the hype surrounding the soon-to-be forked MoneroV swells – but will it last? When Moonero? In the span of only a week, Monero (XMR) has seen its price surge by more than 33%. This time last week, Monero was trading under $275 per token. Now, one token costs $366 and is nearly at its all-time high in terms of its Bitcoin comparative. Driving the price of Monero towards the

    · March 4, 2018 · 8:30 pm
  • Europol Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, News teaser, Online Privacy

    Europol: Monero, ZCash, and Dash Are a Major Problem

    Europol has noted that cybercriminals are becoming better at covering their tracks by opting for more privacy-focused, anonymizing cryptocurrencies like Monero, ZCash, and Dash. Europol Sees ‘Distinct Shift’ to Anonymizing Altcoins A cybercrime analyst at Europol, Jarek Jacubchek, recently told Business Insider that the unified European police agency is seeing a “distinct shift” from Bitcoin to alternative cryptocurrencies that offer greater privacy. Jacubchek said:  So basically, you can achieve a higher level of privacy using

    · February 27, 2018 · 5:30 am
  • Monero mining malware Altcoins, Mining, News, News teaser

    Salon to Mine Monero with Ad-Blocking Readers’ Computers

    If you’re prone to running ad-blocking software, don’t be surprised to hear your computer’s fans start kicking it up a notch. Major websites like Salon are now looking to start borrowing your computational power in exchange for an ad-free browsing experience. Ad-blockers have been hurting websites’ ad revenue for years now, but they may have found a solution. On Monday, media website Salon began testing a new paradigm, in which it uses ad-blocking readers’ computer

    · February 14, 2018 · 7:30 am
  • Crypto Insiders Not Buying What Telegram is Selling Altcoin News, Breaking News, Companies, News, News teaser, Technology

    Telegram Users Hacked – Computers Used to Mine Monero and Zcash

    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 taking advantage of a flaw in the Telegram messaging app’s desktop client, which has allowed them to remotely mine popular cryptocurrencies. Since March 2017, hackers have been conducting “in

    · February 13, 2018 · 5:30 pm
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    Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

    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. In what has been newly termed as ‘cryptojacking,’ the Guardian reported that thousands of websites had been infected over the weekend. Those that visited the compromised websites would have

    · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am
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    Apple, Android Attacked by Monero Mining Malware

    As often as we hear stories of regulation and clampdowns, we’re now hearing more of hacks and malware. A new incursion is discovered on an almost weekly basis now as cybercriminals edge away from ransomware and into cryptocurrency mining malware. The latest detection was made by Chinese security researchers who uncovered an Android-based mining worm. According to reports, cybersecurity researchers at China’s 360Netlab revealed a strain of mining malware called ADB.Miner over the weekend. As

    · February 7, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Possible Litecoin and Monero Merger Steps Closer To Reality

    Charlie Lee admits his ambition to work with Monero in a series of tweets he posted yesterday, claiming that Litecoin’s liquidity would be a good fit for Monero’s anonymity and fungibility. Monero (XMR) project lead Riccardo Spagni and Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee would appear to be taking tentative baby steps in potentially bringing their two coins closer. Spagni posted the following tweet yesterday, which first bandied the idea of a possible merger between the

    · January 27, 2018 · 11:00 am
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    YouTube Ads Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

    YouTube viewers are upset that their computers are being used for cryptocurrency mining due to YouTube ads being hijacked with Coinhive. While the value of cryptocurrencies continues to fluctuate, the desire for people to mine them hasn’t abated at all. In fact, many individuals look for additional ways to enhance their cryptocurrency mining. One option that many have turned to is the notorious Coinhive code that is often embedded in websites. Now it’s shown up

    · January 27, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    North Korea Could be Using Monero to Combat Money Woes

    A security firm has found evidence that North Korea may be using mining software to obtain Monero and transfer it to a Pyongyang university. Running a regime while sidestepping pesky sanctions is an expensive endeavor and one that North Korea seems to have plenty of experience in. However, according to a California-based cybersecurity firm, cryptocurrency could be a cost-effective solution. Sneaky Monero Mining ABC News recently reported that the firm, AlienVault, discovered a crypto mining

    · January 10, 2018 · 8:00 am
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    Criminals Have Found an Alternative to Bitcoin

    Many people believe that Bitcoin is the preferred currency of criminals, but experts think that criminals are dropping Bitcoin for other digital currencies. The Rise of Privacy Coins In the last couple of years, deep web markets have risen in popularity. The major appeal of such darknet markets is the ability to obtain illegal goods like drugs and weapons in an anonymous way. But the recent technological advancements of law enforcement agencies has made purchasing goods

    · January 4, 2018 · 4:00 am
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    Slow Phone a Sign of Crypto Mining Malware

    As cryptocurrencies rise in popularity and price, they become more of a lucrative target for hackers and cybercriminals. Many of those getting into crypto now are novices to trading and cyber security, and those are the ones at greatest risk of losing their digital stash to hackers. We’ve already learned last week of malware infecting Facebook’s messenger service on desktops.  The software is designed to harness computing power to mine Monero without the user knowing

    · December 27, 2017 · 8:30 am
  • Crypto Malware Targets Facebook Messenger Altcoin News, Mining, News, News teaser

    Crypto Malware Targets Facebook Messenger

    As Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies become more popular hackers and cybercriminals will devise ever more devious ways to exploit unsuspecting users and their computers. Facebook is probably home to the largest number of technology challenged people on the planet which makes it such an easy platform to disseminate malware. According to a report in The Independent, security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered malware that infects Facebook messenger in order to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency. The mining

    · December 23, 2017 · 12:00 am
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    Ultimate Fighting Championship Website Gets KOed by Coin Hive Malware

    The website for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the latest victim of the Coin Hive malware that secretly mines for Monero cryptocurrency. In the world of sports, few things are as hot as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Millions tune in to watch bouts of modern day gladiators using a wide variety of fighting styles. Yet even the martial prowess of the UFC cannot keep them from being the victims of malware. The Register recently reported

    · November 7, 2017 · 7:30 pm
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    Despite Detractors Bitcoin Remains Best Performing Currency

    Bitcoin’s supremacy is strengthening in the cryptocurrency market, as its resiliency continues to impress experts and Wall Street’s top executives. The financial markets are clearly reflecting this sentiment as Bitcoin’s value now surpasses the US$ 4,300 mark. Bitcoin Leads the Cryptocurrency Market Bitcoin maintains its preeminence not only among fiat currencies but also among the other cryptocurrencies. According to a recent CNBC article, “Bitcoin was the top performing cryptocurrency in the last three months, despite the mega-rally

    · October 7, 2017 · 11:30 am
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    New malware can mine cryptocurrency on your PC

    A new kind of malicious malware has been discovered. This new malware is unique in that it is able to mine cryptocurrency on victims’ computers. The New Malware Most hackers that use malware are trying to steal sensitive data or get access to important accounts, but this newly discovered malware does something else. Famous Russian cyber security firm, Kaspersky Lab, has recently discovered a new type of malware that is able to infiltrate computers and mine

    · September 7, 2017 · 1:45 pm
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    The Bitcoin ‘It’s Not Actually All That Good for Crime’ Shocker!

    The daddy of all cryptocurrencies gained a surprising defender in its case for mainstream validity this week. The US Department of Homeland Security described it as “a lot more legitimate than people give it credit for”, as reported by CNBC. It’s just used by criminals isn’t it? So the scare-mongering tactics of certain elements of the press would have the uninformed believe. One of the most frequent arguments heard against bitcoin is that its “untraceable” nature attracts

    · September 1, 2017 · 4:00 am
  • January Altcoin News, Altcoin Price, Altcoins, News, News teaser

    These 11 Cryptocurrencies Outperformed Bitcoin in January

    Bitcoin is only the 12th best-performing cryptocurrency of January 2017, with Counterparty, BitCrystals and MaidSafeCoin making a surprise top three movers. Bitcoin Outperformed by 11 Altcoins When one thinks of cryptocurrencies or blockchain, one usually thinks of Bitcoin. It’s the oldest, most used and most secure blockchain out there. However, many fail to realize that there are actually hundreds, if not thousands, of cryptocurrencies out there – and some of these are gaining too much traction on

    · February 6, 2017 · 12:00 pm
  • DNotes Altcoins, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Education, Bitcoin Technology, Online Privacy

    Big Changes in 2017 Will Shape the Future of Cryptocurrencies

    2017 will be the year where many more substantial changes happen. These changes will affect the future of cryptocurrencies. Big Changes in 2017 We’ve seen some great developments across the cryptocurrency landscape these past few years. Recent changes have made the cryptocurrency scene even livelier than anticipated. As reported before, more than 2.3 billion people can now shop on Amazon using Bitcoin. New regulations are being put in place by Europol, Interpol and the Basel

    · January 29, 2017 · 5:00 am
  • appcoin Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, News teaser

    Could Monero Become Bitcoin’s Anonymizing ‘Appcoin’?

    Monero’s stratospheric rise in value, darknet market acceptance and positive outlook mean this year could see it become Bitcoin’s de facto ‘appcoin.’ Bitcoin and ‘Giving Away Information’ The altcoin, which has shot from $0.50 to $12 per coin since January 2016, boasts privacy and anonymity features, which are gaining a steady stream of well-known fans. “If I pay my rent in Bitcoin, it wouldn’t be that hard for the landlord to figure out how much money

    · January 27, 2017 · 11:30 am
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    Altwars: Monero Beats Litecoin to 4th Biggest Market Cap

    Monero (XMR) is challenging the top four cryptocurrencies by market cap, having beaten Litecoin January 3 to reach an all-time high of $227.1 billion. Monero Taunts Litecoin The privacy-centric altcoin is at press time hovering just below Litecoin’s $222.9 million cap again, making it the fifth-largest according to CoinCap.io. The entry into the top four marks a continuation of an eye-wateringly successful six months for Monero, the value of which as recently as August stood at

    · January 3, 2017 · 7:00 am
  • Plan Altcoins, Bitcoin Politics, Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser

    To the Mao-oon! China’s New 5-Year Plan Adds Blockchain Technology

    China has included Blockchain technology in its 13th National Five-Year Plan, via an Informatization Strategy published December 15 by the State Council. ‘Intelligent Services Will Be Everywhere’ “The internet, cloud computing, large data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, bio-genetic engineering and other new technologies will drive… the evolution of everything – digital, network, intelligent services will be everywhere,” the document states. The real world and the digital world are increasingly converging as one; the global

    · December 28, 2016 · 6:30 am