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  • North Korea Could be Using Monero to Combat Money Woes Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology, Mining, News

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Understanding Monero and Its Mission to Reclaim Online Anonymity

    Increasingly, the subject of anonymity-focused Monero has been popping up on blockchain forums. According to Google Trends, searches on the topic surged by about 700% in August 2016. [Note: The following article is a guest post by Rupert Hackett, acting Board Director for the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association] Also read: Bitcoin Debit Card in a Browser Extension What is Monero? How is it Different from Bitcoin? Monero is currently one of the most traded cryptocurrencies. It

    · December 1, 2016 · 4:00 am
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    Altcoin Report: Monero Shutting Down Until January

    DopeCoin is up ten percent, Monero will shut down through January, and Ethereum Classic prepares for another hard fork. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Europecoin Is Back in Action DOPECOIN Potheads are smoking it up in celebration as DopeCoin spikes in price by nearly ten percent. The currency rose to new peaks just before national elections and states’ forthcoming decisions regarding the legality of

    · October 25, 2016 · 6:50 am
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    Apple Removes ShapeShift From App Store

    Apple appears once again to be restricting the use of digital currencies on iOS, with the removal of multi-currency trading app ShapeShift from its mobile App Store. Also read: Jaxx To Be First Dash Wallet for iOS ShapeShift’s Currency Swaps Without Accounts ShapeShift offers direct swaps between 34 popular cryptocurrencies, without the need for user identification or accounts. While it does trade and transmit those coins, it is not a wallet and does not store users’

    · September 11, 2016 · 12:41 pm
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    Should Rivals Dash and Monero Join Forces Against Banks?

    Should supporters of rival digital currencies with similar purposes join to support their common cause? Or will competition eventually reveal the best option? That’s the question asked by a trader of the two most valuable, privacy-oriented coins, Dash and Monero. Also read: MIT Fintech Report Suggests the End of Banking Is Near Reddit user alanshore123 wrote: “80% of my cash worth is spread between both currencies because I do not like the direction in which our world

    · September 3, 2016 · 12:00 pm
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    Industry Report: The Digital Drug World Just Got a Lot More Private

    Drug dealers find solace in Monero, Shopawl accepts bitcoin, and the era of traditional banking may finally come to an end. Check out the stories below to catch up on your latest tech and digital currency news. Also read: Industry Report: A Week of Shakeups in the Tech World MONERO MAKES DRUG TRADING MORE PRIVATE At just two years old, Monero is one of the world’s newest altcoins. Despite its lack of experience in the

    · September 1, 2016 · 9:00 am
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    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/3-5/10: Bitcoin Sideways, XMR, VRC, and NET Solid Performers

    This week has seen much sideways movement from Bitcoin, but nothing that will impact Bitcoin in the long term. Bitcoin started the week in the mid $230s, where it proceeded to decrease slowly to a bottom of $230 around Thursday. On some exchanges like Bitfinex, it even dipped a little below that, briefly touching $228. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up After it had hit the floor, Bitcoin rose $20 in two days, peaking

    · May 11, 2015 · 8:00 am
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    Market Summary: 12/21 – 12/28

    Bitcoin seemed to stabilize around Christmas Eve around December 24th, but steadily decreased to a floor around $318, going back up to $330 and plummeting down to $310. As described in my last market analysis, I predicted this movement two weeks ago. People liquidating holdings for holiday cash, as shown by the massive sell-offs today. Since the end of November, we have fallen from a price of around $380 and reached a price of $318.73

    · December 31, 2014 · 8:00 am
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    Market Watch – Sept 7th

    In terms of sheer volume this week BitsharesX remains the one to watch. However tor based Anonymity player Stealthcoin (XST) has made some interesting strides up an impressive 593.79% from this time last week. While numbers that high usually indicate a quick crash as token holders get out to lock in profits and fund development, Stealthcoin will be one to keep an eye on once it has settled in at it’s new equilibrium. Bitmark (BTM)

    · September 8, 2014 · 12:04 pm