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Facebook’s ‘Silicon Valley Coin’ Is A Leap Towards Surveillance...

The full list of partners working with Facebook to host its new crypto stablecoin has gone public – and already sparked fears of mass data collection. Facebook Crypto Nets Giants...

Emilio Janus | Jun 15, 2019 | 09:33
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5 Crypto Phishing Scams to Be Aware Of

Crypto phishing scams are becoming one of the most profitable methods for cybercriminals to steal your cryptocurrency. Phishing for Crypto Cybercrime exists because it’s...

Bitcoinist | Apr 06, 2019 | 07:00
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IBM: Cybercriminals Are Moving On From Ransomware to Cryptojacking

IBM researchers have found that cryptojacking dominated the cryptocurrency cybercrime scene in 2018, overtaking ransomware attacks. Experts say the comparatively less intrusive and...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Mar 03, 2019 | 06:30
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GDPR Can’t Stop Behavioral Ads, But These Bitcoin-Friendly...

The GDPR has lofty goals when it comes to protecting consumer privacy. But even if you’re opting out and blocking cookies, you’re still being tracked. According to a group of...

Christina Comben | Jan 28, 2019 | 15:00
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KYC Hurts Bitcoin Adoption, But Simple Private On-Ramps Already Exist

Regulation and institutional investors seem to be pulling Bitcoin ever further away from its original intended purpose. Surely, buying bitcoin should be as simple and anonymous as...

Emilio Janus | Jan 23, 2019 | 15:00
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ShapeShift Aided 60 Law Enforcement Inquiries in 2018, Erik Voorhees...

It seems like ShapeShift has done exactly as its name suggests, changing form almost beyond recognition. Founder, CEO, and no fan of the SEC, Erik Voorhees’ exchange once existed...

Christina Comben | Jan 18, 2019 | 15:00
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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t...

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 11, 2019 | 12:00
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Bitcoin ‘Tremendously Successful as a Store of Value,’...

Legendary cryptographer and digital money pioneer David Chaum explains to Bitcoinist why his newest project, Elixxir, is focusing on scalable privacy-focused digital cash and why...

Christina Comben | Jan 07, 2019 | 21:00
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Once Cash is Gone, Bitcoin is Society’s Best Hope For Privacy...

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes delivered a stark warning to the British public January 3 in a mainstream newspaper article proclaiming Bitcoin as the new cash. End Of Cash ‘Sooner Than...

Esther Kim | Jan 04, 2019 | 20:00
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‘How to Use Bitcoin Anonymously’ Article Gets Banned on...

Publishing platform, Medium, has allegedly jumped on the censorship “ban-wagon”, after suspending an account which posted a Bitcoin anonymity guide. Whilst Medium has not...

Emilio Janus | Jan 04, 2019 | 17:00
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Bitcoin UASF Showed Users Are In Control via ‘Market...

More than a year later after Bitcoin UASF, Blockstream CEO and inventor of Bitcoin’s proof-of-work technology, Adam Back, recalled the event as ‘an emphatic’ victory’ for...

Allen Scott | Oct 23, 2018 | 20:00
The UN is Combating Climate Change One Block(chain) at a Time
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Nations Should Embrace Privacy Coins Like Monero and ZCash, According...

Privacy-focused coins such as Dash, Monero, and ZCash are controversial as they can anonymize criminals online. However, privacy is important as many people live under the auspices of...

Ian Tozer | Aug 12, 2018 | 10:00
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Huobi Heads Down Under — Offers Ten Cryptocurrency/AUD Trading...

Huobi, the fourth largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by volume, has begun operations in Australia. The move comes less than a week after the platform launched its London-based...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jul 08, 2018 | 17:00
The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking But Should it Even be an Issue?
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The Pirate Bay Resumes Cryptojacking But Should it Even be an Issue?

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has resumed its cryptojacking activities. The P2P file-sharing platform launched another browser script that hijacks unused CPU power of site users to mine...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jul 04, 2018 | 00:00
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2.3 Million Cryptocurrency Addresses Monitored by Clipboard Hijacking...

CryptoCurrency Clipboard Hijackers — malware which replaces cryptocurrency wallet addresses with attacker’s addresses via Windows’ copy and paste mechanism — are not...

Adam James | Jul 01, 2018 | 15:00
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Monero Lead Supports Off-Chain Bitcoin Scaling ‘For Maximal...

Monero team member Riccardo Spagni reaffirmed his belief that a so-called ‘layer two’ scaling solution is needed for Bitcoin — stating it is “necessary” for capacity...

Wilma Woo | Jun 29, 2018 | 16:00

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