Satoshi Nakamoto. The man’s – or woman’s – mysterious identity is perhaps as enthralling as his contribution to the world. Efforts to trace his identity have yet to produce any results, but this hasn’t stopped many curious minds from digging. The crypto world has yet to know who the pioneer of cryptocurrencies is, a decade […]
The “request has been rejected,” came response from the CIA, “with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.” A tech writer petitioned ‘the agency’ to see what it had on the subject of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name credited with founding Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. […]
MIT thinks that a Federal Reserve-backed coin, a Facebook BTC takeover, or the multiplication of altcoins could be ways to take BTC down. #NEWS
It’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel […]
Leaked documents point towards a controversial move by the American NSA (National Security Agency) in monitoring blockchain activity, hinting at the importance placed by the government there on Bitcoin and other blockchain assets. Snowden leaks have shown the blockchain community that surveillance remains at the top of US agenda. It hardly comes as a surprise to […]
Your Bitcoin transactions are being actively monitored by the National Security Agency (NSA) according to classified documents that were released by Edward Snowden. The documents reveal how the NSA has made monitoring of cryptocurrency use a priority, especially Bitcoin. Device identifiers, internet activity and user passwords are just a few of the important private pieces […]
The U.S. National Security Agency is reportedly aiming to track down users behind the bitcoin blockchain.
Several things have come together in a perfect storm to create the most recent crypto-crime trend: the ability to surreptitiously install illicit Monero miners on unsuspecting computers around the world. Windows servers, laptops, Android devices, and IoT connected devices are all at risk. The worst part? Targets often are unaware that they’ve been hacked — unless they’re able […]
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 […]
Digital investment firm Grayscale reports that Zcash could reach over $62,000 by 2025 if it becomes a top choice for storing offshore wealth #NEWS
The last thing our society needs is having another government agency be granted even more oversight. This is especially true if that agency is none other than the NSA. For some reason, the US Senate has voted to end debate on expanding the NSA’s surveillance authority even further. The debate in question was rather one-sided, and the “but terrorism” […]
Instead of forcing companies to seek data on users through shady means, or outright banning it, Blockchain can help users’ get paid for sharing their data.
Mining cryptocurrency can be extremely profitable, especially if you use someone else’s computer to avoid paying for expensive hardware or electricity. According to Japanese security firm Trend Micro, hackers have created malware known as CoinMiner that uses an exploit developed by the NSA to use victims’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware According to reports, CoinMiner […]
Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts will remember the Shadow Brokers. The hacker collective has been making a lot of headlines over the past few months. Not too long ago, it started selling major exploits through a monthly subscription service, and appears to have made around US$90,000 from doing so. The information below comes from an anonymous researcher and should be taken […]
Information recently surfaced that someone in North Korea has started mining bitcoin. According to Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, on May 17 North Korea initiated a rather large mining operation. Prior to this date, there was minimal bitcoin node activity in the country. Also Read: Indian Multi-Industry Survey Shows 97% Awareness of Bitcoin The website […]