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‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud

‘Crypto-jacking’: Bitcoin rise prompts hackers to ditch ransomware for mining fraud As bitcoin soared to the $20,000 mark last year, cyber-criminals increasingly turned their attention to cryptocurrency users. ‘Cryto-jacking’ cases catapulted in 2017 as cryptocurrency prices rose, according to new research. The sky-rocketing value of some cryptocurrencies in 2017 apparently prompted hackers to move away […]

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Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’

Child abuse imagery ‘found within Bitcoin’s blockchain’ Child abuse imagery has been detected in Bitcoin’s blockchain, according to a new study. The discovery potentially puts cryptocurrency users at risk, as anyone who downloads a blockchain could be held liable for illegal content. Researchers from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and the Data Protection Research Institute […]

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‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA targeted cryptocurrency users globally, Snowden leaks show

‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA targeted cryptocurrency users globally, Snowden leaks show The US National Security Agency targeted Bitcoin users around the world, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. The revelations strike a blow to the financial privacy of bitcoin users, academics warn. The National Security Agency (NSA) managed to find ways to […]

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Bitcoin stumbles as Google plans to ban all cryptocurrency related ads

Bitcoin stumbles as Google plans to ban all cryptocurrency related ads Google has followed the lead of rival Facebook by announcing a ban of online advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), along with “other speculative financial instruments,” starting from June. You can’t invest in cryptocurrencies without fear of cybertheft, experts tell RT The […]

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Bad news for bitcoin miners: It’s no longer profitable to create the cryptocurrency, by one estimate

Bad news for bitcoin miners: It’s no longer profitable to create the cryptocurrency, by one estimate “Bitcoin currently trades essentially at the break-even cost of mining a bitcoin,” Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee said in a report Thursday. “In some cases the miners may simply turn off the machines until the price comes back a bit,” said […]

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The big winners in initial coin offerings are lawyers, Ripple CEO says

The big winners in initial coin offerings are lawyers, Ripple CEO says Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said he has indicated to some entrepreneurs looking to issue tokens that they should “save some of those proceeds.” That was because they could potentially be sued if their tokens lost money, Garlinghouse said. Initial coin offerings are used […]

FEDERAL RESERVE-CONTROLLED ‘FEDCOIN’ WILL BE ‘BIGGER’ THAN BITCOIN
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FEDERAL RESERVE – CONTROLLED ‘FEDCOIN’ WILL BE ‘BIGGER’ THAN BITCOIN

WAPO: FEDERAL RESERVE-CONTROLLED ‘FEDCOIN’ WILL BE ‘BIGGER’ THAN BITCOIN MSM pushing for federal regulation of cryptocurrency Fedcoin doesn’t even exist yet, and yet the Washington Post is already hyping it as the primary cryptocurrency that we will be using in the future. Do they know something that the rest of us do not? Just a […]

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US Federal Reserve Has No Plans to Introduce Digital Currencies, Says San Francisco Fed President

US Federal Reserve Has No Plans to Introduce Digital Currencies, Says San Francisco Fed President San Francisco Federal Reserve (Fed) President John Williams has claimed that there is no official plan by the Fed to issue a digital currency anytime soon. However, he did announce an ongoing study on the possibility of doing so in […]