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Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018

Cybersecurity Report: Cryptojacking Remains an Acute Threat in 2018Cybercrime ran rampant last year, and the cryptocurrency market was no exception, as evidenced by hacks involving bitcoin ransoms and the pervasive use of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking involves using someone’s CPUs to secretly mine cryptocurrency without that person’s permission. And according to a report by the UK’s National Crime Agency… Read More »

Rockefellers Go Long On Cryptocurrencies to Invest in Blockchain Startups

Rockefellers Go Long On Cryptocurrencies to Invest in Blockchain StartupsThe Rockefeller family’s venture-capital arm is moving into cryptocurrencies. Venrock (“Venture” plus “Rockefellers”) is partnering with the cryptocurrency investor group, CoinFund, to help entrepreneurs launch blockchain-based businesses. “We wanted to partner with this team that has been making investments and actually helping to architect a number… Read More »

Metal-Backed Cryptocurrency to add PGP Founder as Advisor

Metal-Backed Cryptocurrency to add PGP Founder as AdvisorTiberius Coin, a cryptocurrency backed by real metals which I’ve written about in the past here made a major announcement this week. The group will be adding Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and Silent Circle founder Phillip Zimmerman as an Executive Director/CSSO and major shareholder. Phillip Zimmerman is the creator… Read More »

Gemini Adds Block Trading to Reduce Impact of Large Orders on Bitcoin Price

Gemini Adds Block Trading to Reduce Impact of Large Orders on Bitcoin PriceGemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has added a new feature that will reduce the impact that large buy and sell orders have on the Bitcoin price. Announced on Monday, Gemini Block Trading will allow cryptocurrency “whales” to execute large… Read More »

Manufacturer Holds Cryptonight ASIC Firesale after Monero Hard Forks

Manufacturer Holds Cryptonight ASIC Firesale after Monero Hard ForksMining hardware manufacturers have begun selling Cryptonight ASIC miners for next to nothing after privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero carried out its threat to adopt a hard fork to maintain ASIC resistance. Last week, Monero activated its semi-annual hard fork, an update that included an alteration to its instance… Read More »

Venezuela: Petro’s Impact Will Be Felt Within “Three to Six Months”

Venezuela: Petro’s Impact Will Be Felt Within “Three to Six Months”During an interview with Venezuela’s Cuatro F newspaper, the executive secretary of the country’s Blockchain Observatory, Daniel Peña, stated that he believes the Petro (PTR), Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, will positively impact the country’s economy within “three to six months.” During the interview, Peña noted that… Read More »

Central Bank Cryptos, Vitalik Trolls and Hard Forks: This week in Crypto

Central Bank Cryptos, Vitalik Trolls and Hard Forks: This week in CryptoMake sure you check out last weeks post here, now let’s go over what happened in crypto this week.  Price Watch: Bitcoin is up 3%  this week gaining back some of the 20% it lost last week. The price was largely sideways this week retesting… Read More »