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  • When Moon(ero): The Mystery of Monero's Declining Price Altcoin News, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser

    When Moon(ero): The Mystery of Monero’s Declining Price

    The popular privacy coin has been one of the worst performers in the past month, especially since the pullback in early May. It has been steadily dropping in BTC value since late April, and it raises the question, why? Privacy Isn’t Selling, Apparently Monero is a staple in the cryptocurrency community, where most people involved in the space have, at the very least, a modicum of respect for the project. The network offers completely private

    · June 16, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    Altcoins Get Clobbered, Taking the Brunt of the Bitcoin Bear Market

    Following the hack of a largely unheard-of cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea and a probe by US government investigators into Bitcoin price manipulation, the cryptocurrency market has once again broken to the downside — and things aren’t looking pretty.  Brutality At the time of this writing, the total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies is sitting at roughly $283 billion USD — a number many would’ve found unbelievable following January’s high of over $830 billion. With bears

    · June 13, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins

    CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform. Cryptocurrency Privacy: Is It Under Attack? Coincheck has just announced that they will be ceasing the trading of 4 cryptocurrencies on their platform. These currencies being Monero, Dash, ZCash, and Augur, listed in order of market capitalization. Coincheck plans for the delisting of these projects to

    · May 20, 2018 · 10:00 pm
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    ‘Drupalgeddon 2’: Cryptojacking Makes a Return to Prominence

    Contrary to popular belief, the cryptocurrency space is not always sunshine and rainbows. A report released by an independent internet security analyst has shown that over 400 websites have been affected by an exploit which allows cryptojacking miners to be run secretly in the backgrounds of these websites.  “Cryptojacking,” as coined by members of the cryptosphere, has returned in full force with sites like the Lenovo webpage along with certain Mexican governmental sites coming under

    · May 8, 2018 · 3:00 am
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    New Monero (XMR) Wallet Launches, Boasts List of New Features

    In the interest of furthering choice and decentralization, Monero users now have another wallet available to them. ‘A Labor of Love’ In a post on the r/Monero subreddit yesterday, user WiseSolution — otherwise known as Nath — announced the launch of a new online wallet and website, XMRWALLET. Wrote the creator: The doors are open and I am so happy to finally have a finished site for the Monero community. It’s been a long 7 months

    · May 3, 2018 · 2:00 am
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    UNICEF Australia Introduces Crypto Mining Fundraising Program

    UNICEF Australia has launched a cryptocurrency mining program to raise funds for its humanitarian activities. The aid organization is utilizing the computing power of website visitors to mine cryptocurrency. UNICEF is part of the UN but receives its funding from external charitable donations. Crypto Mining for Charity The Hopepage is the name of the initiative created by UNICEF Australia to raise funds for relief programs across the world. The project is a web-based cryptocurrency mining

    · May 1, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Japan Could Pressure Exchanges to Drop Monero & Dash: Reports

    A Japanese regulatory working group focussing on cryptocurrencies has suggested exchanges should not be “allowed” to trade certain altcoins including Dash and Monero. FSA Suggests Altcoin Squeeze As Forbes reports citing a meeting of the group, which consists of industry experts organized by Japan’s regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the anonymity options such altcoins present could be grounds to banish them from the country’s burgeoning exchange sector. “It should be seriously discussed as to

    · April 30, 2018 · 5:00 pm
  • Altcoins to Focus on the Week of April 29, 2018 (ZCL, SYS, HIRE, XMR) Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology, News, News teaser

    Altcoins to Focus for the Week of April 29 (ZCL, SYS, HIRE, XMR)

    Altcoins have had a very turbulent prior few months. However, the last few weeks’ altcoins have begun their rebound as BTC has recovered from $6,000 to almost $10,000. This is a very positive sign heading into summer with big events from ZCL, XMR, SYS, and HIRE this week. A Big Week Heading into Summer This week has seen life finally injected into the crypto space. On the heels of major conferences and a Bitcoin correction,

    · April 30, 2018 · 6:00 am
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    Phone Cryptojacking Cases Spiral Out of Control in Japan

    As Japan sees a widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity threats in the face of ‘cryptojacking’ are also spiraling out of control. With more than 130,000 incidents in the three months through December 2017, the cases have increased with roughly about 175 times. Japan is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the crypto field, with corporate giants such as Yahoo! Japan and Monex Group already stepping in. However, the surge of popularity is also paving the

    · April 25, 2018 · 2:30 am
  • How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech are Changing the Art World Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Investment, Emerging Markets, News, News teaser

    How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech are Changing the Art World

    Crypto “revolution” has been most evident in the fintech sector but it slowly making inroads in other areas and even artists are beginning to appreciate the benefits that cryptocurrency can bring. A series of articles by Tim Schneider from ArtnetNews pretty much sums up the current state of play in the art world and the digital economy, and I urge anyone who is interested in the topic to review those in greater detail. The author

    · April 20, 2018 · 10:30 pm
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    Monero Confirms Ledger Wallet Support is Ready to Go

    Privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) is set to receive official support from cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, lead code maintainer Riccardo Spagni has confirmed. Monero 0.12.1 Means ‘Official Ledger Support’ Speaking in an interview during an episode of the Doug Polk Podcast April 9, Spagni added the integration had “already” occurred. “We are on Ledger already if you’ve got the dev kit,” he said. “I saw some commits happening today to fix a couple of small

    · April 11, 2018 · 8:30 am
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    Europol Takes Down Major Bitcoin Money Laundering Network

    European law enforcement agency Europol has taken down a criminal network allegedly using cryptocurrency to launder drug money. Tulipan Blanca On Monday, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) announced that it had arrested 11 people and identified 137 suspects potentially involved in a criminal network utilizing cryptocurrencies and credit cards to launder money from illegal drug sales. According to reports, Europol’s operation has been named Tulipan Blanca was carried out by the

    · April 11, 2018 · 12:30 am
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    What the Fork? Monero Classic Already Accused of Being a ‘Scam’

    Today, some individuals involved with Monero have “declared sovereignty” against the developers of the prominent privacy-focused cryptocurrency — choosing instead to follow the ASIC-supporting legacy chain dubbed Monero Classic. A Declaration of Decentralization According to an official statement from MoneroClassic.org, the forked cryptocurrency comes about as a resistance to Monero developers changing the cryptocurrency’s proof-of-work model to counter Bitmain-produced ASICs — a decision purportedly made out of fear that Bitmain would be able to effectively

    · April 6, 2018 · 9:30 am
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    Transaction Privacy of Monero in Jeopardy Due to Several Flaws

    Researchers from a broad collection of renowned institutions point to serious flaws in Monero’s privacy protections. The faults suggest that, while still better than Bitcoin, the privacy features of Monero are far from being the cloak of invisibility they might seem like. Jeopardizing Privacy Monero’s main designation is to mix up any given Monero “coin” with funds of random multiple users. The result is that anyone who’s scouring its blockchain won’t be able to link

    · March 29, 2018 · 4:00 am
  • Monero mining malware Altcoin News, Mining, News, News teaser

    Cryptojacking Up 8,500% Last Year: Stay Protected!

    The rampant interest in the field of cryptocurrencies and the rise in value of Bitcoin in the second half of 2017 was accompanied by an explosive spike in coin mining scripts, otherwise known as ‘cryptojacking.’ Very Low Entry Barrier In a report on the Cyber Security Threat Landscape, cybersecurity software company Symantec noted that the number of cryptojackings skyrocketed by as much as 8,500% in the last quarter of 2017. This happened in the wake

    · March 28, 2018 · 12:00 pm
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    Hackers Net Thousands in Monero Thanks to Vulnerability in Network Weathermap Plugin

    U.S security firm Trend Micro has discovered a Monero crypto-mining attack targeting Linux Servers. The latest attack has been linked to an earlier $3 million USD Windows hack. According to the Trend Micro report, a group has taken advantage of a vulnerability in the Network Weathermap plugin for Cacti. The open-source visualization tool is widely used by ISPs, internet exchanges, telecommunications networks, and Fortune 500 companies to map network activity. Hackers Have Made $75,000 USD

    · March 24, 2018 · 10:00 pm
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    10 Best & Worst Performing Altcoins of ‘Crypto Winter 2018’

    While Bitcoin has once again showed the cryptocurrency space who’s boss during this year’s bear market, there are a few altcoin exceptions that have fared relatively well. Here are some of the best (and worst) performing cryptocurrencies of Q1 2018. Down But Not ‘Rekt’ Towards the end of 2017, Bitcoin reached an all-time high price of $20,089 USD. At the time, the entire cryptocurrency market was red hot, as the total capitalization peaked at around

    · March 23, 2018 · 8:30 am
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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