Cryptocurrency mining operations come in many different shapes and sizes. 0Running a profitable Bitcoin mining firm requires a lot of hardware and space. For altcoin mining, things are very different. Unfortunately, the Jenkins Miner is not a legitimate operation. Although it is the biggest of its kind, it’s 100% malicious. It also seems to be […]
Monero’s XMR has been seeing massive gains recently. This is despite a piece of malware that has been concerning the cryptocurrency crowd. XMR tested the $300 resistance level on Thursday after seeing its second consecutive bullish market sentiment. What is Monero’s XMR? Monero is an open-source cryptocurrency created in April 2014. It focuses on privacy […]
A spate of major cryptocurrencies are looking to lightning network-like systems as part of an effort to scale their platforms for more transactions.
A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption The study, conducted by Recorded Future, involved […]
Deal with ads and pop-ups or become a corporate crypto-mining minion. These will be your choices from now on when you go to Salon’s website. Add free for miners In a bid to replace revenue lost from the number of browsers who have enabled ad-blocking programs Salon will now give you a choice, turn off your […]
Yet another day brings yet another tale of woe about mining malware. Back in the day we had viruses and worms to worry about, and then came a surge of spyware, today the hackers want your computer to mine them more Monero. The latest victim is messenger app Telegram which has been exploited to run […]
Salon announced this week that it would allow users to run a cryptominer instead of viewing ads as part of its revenue-generating efforts.
Seeing ads vs. mining crypto? News site salon now gives visitors the option of disabling ad blockers or letting Salon use their excess computing power for “solving calculations”, aka mining crypto, to support the company #NEWS …
Criminals in Europe are using cryptocurrencies to launder as much as $5.5 billion (£4 billion) in illegal money according to the head of Europol, the EU’s policing agency. Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, estimates that around 4% of all criminal proceeds in Europe are being funneled through cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin — and he expects this […]
Mining malware is spreading like wildfire, every week now we run another story on some platform or other falling victim to it. As cryptocurrencies become far more lucrative than ransomware or identity theft incidents of exploits will only increase. Various governmental departments in Australia and the UK were found frantically calling the tech guys over […]
Every cryptocurrency in the world has its own set of wallet solutions. Whether one wants to use paper storage, a desktop client, or a web wallet, all of these tools can be found for all cryptocurrencies which take themselves somewhat seriously. In the case of Monero, there are a few different solutions to choose from, although there was […]
Bitcoin is essentially the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that’s becoming a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web. Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company that monitors forums on the dark web where many illegal transactions are arranged, looked through 150 of the dark web’s top marketplaces and found that the Bitcoin […]
Security researchers have discovered more malicious mining software that exploits Google’s Android operating system. Attackers are constantly seeking out vulnerabilities in popular platforms and none gets bigger than Android which powers millions of machines. This new thread has managed to infect thousands of systems within days according to researchers. It has been reported that cyber-security […]
Tracking funds on the blockchain may help catch crooks, but such snooping undermines one of the most important characteristics of money: Fungibility.
Doomsdayers out in force; Paul Krugman being Paul Krugman; Tether upto its usual tricks and the usual gamut of scams, schemes, and shakedowns. It’s been emotional. It’s been nerve-wracking. But it’s also been a total riot. Welcome to This Week in Bitcoin. Also read: Trading Tip `The Wall´ – I Was Wrong We’re All Gonna Make […]