Russian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court in response, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los […]
Security researchers at Minerva Labs have uncovered a new strain of cryptocurrency mining malware, dubbed GhostMiner, which uses “fileless” malware delivery techniques to land on systems. What makes it particularly remarkable is that if other crypto-jacking malware is already in the system, it will fight to remove it so it can mine Monero itself. That said, in […]
The controversial owner of the web portal Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk, an anon named ‘Cobra Bitcoin’, has been a popular subject within the cryptocurrency community lately. It’s strange that a person who nobody really knows has so much control within the BTC community, and lately his messages have been very cryptic, even making some believe his […]
Ethereum dev Yoichi Hirai has resigned as GitHub editor, airing concerns that a contentious proposal may be in violation of Japanese law.
Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature is best known for its use in the Z family of coins including zcash, zclassic, and zencash. That’s not […]
Gauging the actual value of any cryptocurrency has always been difficult. Many people look at the market cap or the value per coin. Others look at the number of network transactions and how many merchants accept it as a form of payment. Another area worth looking into is how many commits and merges are conducted by people […]
Cryptocurrency users have been targeted by hackers and other criminals more times than anyone cares to count. The number of attack vectors also continues to increase. Lately, we have seen an uptick in malicious wallet downloads distributed through official channels. The Bitcoin Gold website, for example, linked to a nefarious wallet for over 36 hours until the issue […]
Last week it emerged that a fake BTG wallet which had been promoted on the bitcoin gold website was fraudulent. The team’s developers removed “mybtgwallet” once the scam came to light, but not before scores of innocent users had been duped. The total amount of cryptocurrency lost to the fraud has now been totted up […]
The Parity multisignature issue involving the freezing of Ethereum funds has taken yet another major plot twist. More specifically, the Parity team has acknowledged that they could have easily prevented the freeze but failed to do so. With over 500,000 Ether still locked up in smart contracts, it is evident the company’s negligence was a big factor. How […]
Following the Segwit2x working group’s announcement to cancel the hard fork scheduled for next week, many shocked bitcoin proponents revealed their opinions on the web. Additionally, one of the administrators of Bitcoin.org, Theymos, wants the web portal’s recommended businesses such as wallet services and exchanges to pledge that “Bitcoin is not ruled by miners” or […]
More than 26,000 new projects related to blockchain were created on code repository GitHub last year, according to data collected by Deloitte.
PlusCoin is called the “People’s cryptocurrency” because it makes blockchain tech accessible for everyday people. Customers on the platform will have access to sales, deals, and other promotions that actually mean something to them. What’s more, the D…
More often than not, people wonder where all of these new ransomware threats keep coming from. One answer is a PHP open-source project called “Ransomware” which can be accessed through GitHub. It is a popular project and one that has been active since early 2016. Researchers believe this GitHub project was developed by an Indonesian hacker who is also a […]
The first release of Hiddenwallet was announced on Sunday. Its Gibhub page describes the wallet as a “privacy focused, full block downloading SPV Bitcoin wallet with Tumblebit support.” Also read: Breeze Bitcoin Wallet to Deploy Production-Ready Tumblebit Anonymizer First Release of Hiddenwallet The release was announced on Sunday by Tumblebit developer Adam Ficsor. He said: I […]
The Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) at the MIT Media Lab on Wednesday unveiled a lightweight Lightning Network software called “Lit”. This new client does not require its own full Bitcoin node to run like other Lightning clients do and it even has a handy wallet built in. Also read: Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at […]