Tag Archive: ZCash

  • 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
  • Does Cryptocurrency Have a Gender Problem? Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology, News, News teaser

    Does Cryptocurrency Have a Gender Problem?

    As the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries continue to mature, one issue, in particular, is starting to rear its ugly head – women interested in restructuring the financial system with blockchain technology are finding themselves greatly outnumbered by their male cohorts. As such, women’s voices aren’t being heard, and men are reaping the highest rewards. ‘Blockchain Bros’ It’s no secret that men have dominated the early days of the blockchain and cryptocurrency space – but having more

    · February 26, 2018 · 11:30 pm
  • 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
  • Altcoin News, Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, News teaser, Silk Road

    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
  • Bitcoin Security, Mining, News, News teaser

    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
  • Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools Altcoin News, Altcoins, News, Technology

    The Shadow Brokers Threaten Release of Further Hacking Tools

    The Bitcoin Wallet used by the Shadow Brokers hacker group was emptied yesterday and now the group is threatening to sell new hacking tools in exchange for the cryptocurrency Zcash. The Shadow Brokers The Shadow Brokers are thought to be a hacker collective who in the summer of 2016 first attempted to sell hacking tools. Tools which exploited vulnerabilities in firewalls, anti-virus software, and Microsoft products. Among these tools was the now infamous Wannacry. The

    · May 30, 2017 · 1:21 pm
  • Zcash Altcoin News, Altcoins, Emerging Markets, Markets and Prices

    Alphabay Dark Market to Accept Zcash in July

    Darknet marketplace “Alphabay” has announced that it will allow vendors to accept Zcash alongside Bitcoin and Monero. Zcash is Coming to Alphabay The announcement was posted on Reddit on May 25th, 2017. It reads: We decided to move forward and we will accept Zcash payments starting July 1st, 2017. Alphabay is one of the most popular online “Dark marketplaces.” Previously, it only allowed their vendors to accept Bitcoin and Monero as payment. The website is thought to be hosted

    · May 25, 2017 · 8:00 am
  • chain fork Altcoin News, Altcoins, News, News teaser

    Zcash Suffers Chain Fork Due to a ‘Malicious Act’

    Zcash has been hailed as Bitcoin 2.0 by proponents, a more secure, fungible, and expandable alternative to the world’s leading digital currency. The new member of the decentralized currency class has also suffered a chain fork, which may be its first fork ever. Zcash Chain Fork ‘A Malicious Act’ The status of the issue was released on Wednesday afternoon on the company’s official forum at just after noon EST by Zcash mastermind, Zooko Wilcox. “Folks, apparently

    · February 9, 2017 · 2:00 am
  • Vays Bitcoin, Bitcoin Regulation, Interviews, News, News teaser, Uncategorized

    ‘If SegWit Doesn’t Pass, It’s Likely Nothing Else Will Either’ – Tone Vays

    Wall Street veteran and Bitcoin enthusiast Tone Vays shared his insights with Bitcoinist on SegWit, Coinbase and the IRS, Ethereum, and Donald Trump.  Interview with Tone Vays Bitcoinist: You’ve mentioned on your blog that we need SegWit to pass “for Bitcoin’s future.” Why is SegWit activation so important right now?   Tone Vays (TV): I feel that SegWit is very important. It was put together by some of the smartest financial engineers in the world that truly understand the

    · December 8, 2016 · 3:05 am
  • Zcash Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Altcoin Report: Ebitz Takes Advantage of Zcash’s Problems

    SolarCoin rewards energy-savers, Ethereum fans look to buy-buy-buy, and Ebitz takes advantage of Zcash’s problems. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Edward Snowden Weighs in on Zcash SOLARCOIN SolarCoin began in January 2014. Its specific purpose is to reward users of solar energy, so it’s a good time to enjoy the benefits of “clean” electricity. People who live in homes using solar energy panels

    · November 24, 2016 · 3:00 pm
  • Snowden Zcash Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Altcoin Report: Edward Snowden Weighs in on Zcash

    FirstBlood makes a lot of money, Flashnet announces a MEGAFLASH crowdsale, and Edward Snowden shares his thoughts on Zcash. Want to catch up on the latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Ethereum to Outperform Bitcoin by 2017 FIRSTBLOOD Ethereum-based decentralized sports platform FirstBlood has earned over $6 million in an impressive crowdfunding campaign. The company will use the funds to expand its development team and move its operations to Boston, Massachusetts.

    · November 22, 2016 · 7:26 am
  • globe Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Altcoin Report: Zcash Expands its Reach

    ShapeShift.io integrates Zcash, a “time-based” cryptocurrency looks to change the labor market, and Wall of Coins is assimilating Dash support. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Zcash ‘Bug’ Diminshes Privacy ZCASH ShapeShift.io has integrated Zcash into its exchange platform, giving customers newfound access to Zcash trading and selling. ShapeShift’s CEO and founder Erik Voorhees expressed enthusiasm over the move, stating: “Zcash finally fulfills an early

    · November 8, 2016 · 12:00 pm
  • Altcoin Report Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Altcoin Report: Zcash ‘Bug’ Diminshes Privacy

    Zcash encounters technical problems, Mintcoin proves controversial, and BipCoin makes its debut. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Ether Outranks Bitcoin as Highest-Performing Cryptocurrency ZCASH Zcash, the latest addition to the world of altcoins, has encountered a bug that prevents private transactions. The official website states: “There is one known bug, which causes private transactions (those in which all of the inputs and outputs

    · November 4, 2016 · 5:00 am
  • Jaxx splash page Altcoin News, Altcoins, Bitcoin Businesses, Start-Ups

    Jaxx Wallet Now Live with Zcash

    Jaxx wallet users can join the Zcash party starting immediately, with live integration completed today. Also read: Money 20/20 Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Zcash User Demand Drove Jaxx Integration Decentral, which created the universal blockchain wallet, said it was responding to significant community demand and interest in Zcash. Jaxx also aimed to ensure Zcash was ready as close as possible to its official launch date. As of Tuesday morning EST, Zcash is immediately available on

    · November 1, 2016 · 11:29 pm
  • Bitcoin Uncensored Anreas Antonopoulos Altcoin News, Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Uncensored: Zcash Is a Scam and Andreas Is a Homo

    Chris DeRose and Junseth are back at it again with Episode 52 of the Bitcoin Uncensored podcast, talking about the latest Bitcoin and blockchain news in the most offensive way possible. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored Exposed: Chris DeRose Definitely a CIA Shill Incredibly disappointed by what happened. . .A cease and desist letter is forthcoming! Charges of harassment and slander await if you don’t comply! — Perianne Boring to Bitcoin Uncensored Bitcoin Uncensored Episode 52:

    · November 1, 2016 · 12:00 pm
  • Ether Altcoin News, Altcoins, Ethereum

    Altcoin Report: Ether Outranks Bitcoin as Highest-Performing Cryptocurrency

    Zcash trading goes through the roof; ether is the highest-performing cryptocurrency of 2016, and cross-border payments are possible through Ripple. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Embraces the Hard Fork ZCASH The recent launch of Zcash created a trading frenzy on Poloniex the other day, causing the price to reach an impressive $2 million per coin. It appears the currency’s status changed

    · November 1, 2016 · 5:00 am
  • Zcash Hype Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Zcash: Where Is All the Hype Coming From?

    Not even Ethereum — a network now worth over a billion dollars, if you combine both its “regular” and “classic” versions — received this much hype at launch. But if the Zcash buzz is just “hype” and not something like “the obvious signal of a shimmering new era in cryptocurrency,” where is it coming from? And more importantly, why is it happening? Also read: Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Embraces the Hard Fork Explaining the Zcash

    · October 30, 2016 · 12:00 pm
  • Litecoin Altcoin News, Altcoins, Ethereum

    Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Embraces the Hard Fork

    Ethereum Classic undergoes a successful hard fork, Zcash prepares for its grand introduction, and Jaxx adds Litecoin. Want to catch up on your latest altcoin news? Read the stories below. Also read: Altcoin Report: Monero Shutting Down Until January ETHEREUM CLASSIC Following a recent DDoS attack, Ethereum Classic has undergone a successful hard fork to set things “back to normal.” This is not the first time such a move has been executed, and unfortunately, the

    · October 27, 2016 · 8:00 am
  • komodo Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Komodo Raises $650,000 on First Day of ICO

    ZCash-based Komodo (KMD) recently started its public ICO to raise funds for development, and ended up bringing in more than 1000 bitcoin on the crowdsale’s first day. At press time, that funding amount is worth around $648,220 USD. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. One contributing factor to this large initial success was that the team offered investors a 25 percent bonus for buying into the project on the first day of

    · October 24, 2016 · 2:11 pm
  • komodo Altcoin News, Altcoins

    Anonymous Altcoin Komodo Launches ICO

    Komodo (KMD), an anonymous cryptocurrency based on ZCash, launched a public ICO on October 15 that will last until November 20, 2016. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Komodo: Full Anonymity Through Zero Knowledge Proofs   Supporting zero knowledge proofs and secured by the Bitcoin hash rate, Komodo claims to be fully anonymous with Bitcoin-level blockchain security. Operating on the delayed Proof of Work consensus model, the currency uses what developers call “custom

    · October 18, 2016 · 5:01 pm