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Users Unknowingly Donate CPUs for The Pirate Bay’s Trial of Monero Mining

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Users Unknowingly Donate CPUs for The Pirate Bay’s Trial of Monero Mining

Most internet sites generate revenue through advertising. But when you run a pirate website and provide access to films and a whole host of other copyrighted media to the masses, advertising is not a suitable source of revenue. The Pirate Bay has tested an ingenious solution to help keep the website afloat; ‘borrowing’ user’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency, specifically monero,…

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After a Long Wait, Monero Light (and Hardware) Wallets are Arriving

Category: Altcoins, News

After a Long Wait, Monero Light (and Hardware) Wallets are Arriving

The lack of options when it comes to wallets may be offputting for newcomers to monero (XMR), but this is about to change, with light wallets reaching their final stages and Ledger will give users the chance to store XMR in a hardware wallet. For a long time, Monero users have relied on the official Graphical User Interface and Command Line…

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LocalMonero: A Vital Fiat Gateway for XMR

Category: Altcoins, News

LocalMonero: A Vital Fiat Gateway for XMR

It has been around one week since the launch of LocalMonero.co and buyers and sellers of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency have already traded monero in many countries around the world. Launched by Monero enthusiasts out of Hong Kong, they based the peer-to-peer marketplace on the popular LocalBitcoins.com. Consequently, monero (XMR) is now easier to buy and sell, as the site allows…

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What is Kovri and Why is it Important for Monero?

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What is Kovri and Why is it Important for Monero?

In a recent OpenHours episode released August 17, several Monero contributors joined the show to talk about the Kovri project. The project aims to further improve the privacy of the Monero network by making it virtually impossible to deduct any information about transactions. Also, Kovri may potentially become the go-to method to hide IP addresses. Kovri’s Resonance with Monero Kovri…

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Bithumb, Highest Volume Exchange Globally, Adds Monero

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News

Bithumb, Highest Volume Exchange Globally, Adds Monero

The largest South Korean exchange Bithumb announced on August 21 the addition of the privacy-focused altcoin, monero (XMR). The exchange, which commands more than $900 million in volume daily, plans to open up monero deposits on August 23. Koreans have been pushing a lot of volume into cryptocurrency markets recently. The pump of Bitcoin Cash over the weekend of August…

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No ICO or Outside Investors, Just Community Altruism: How a Ph.D. Mathematician was Onboarded to ‘Future Proof’ Monero

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No ICO or Outside Investors, Just Community Altruism: How a Ph.D. Mathematician was Onboarded to ‘Future Proof’ Monero

It seems that everyone is in crypto because they have dollar signs in their eyes. ICOs are making a lot of noise in the cybersphere; many projects have no working prototype and want to change the world with just a white paper. Away from the buzz and hype, in the background is Monero showing some real progress; the strong and…

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Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

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Bitmixer’s Exit and Darknet Market Chaos: How Monero Stands to Benefit

The swift takedown of the darknet markets (DNMs) AlphaBay and Hansa, an announcement to exit the market from Bitmixer and the arrest of Alexander Vinnik for laundering $4 billion have all shown that fungibility is still an area for improvement for Bitcoin. As bitcoin shakes off its shady image, Monero has drawn increased attention. The privacy-focused cryptocurrency experienced an outburst…

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ZCash, Ether, and Monero Miners Can Now Use Nvidia Pascal GPUs

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Mining, News

ZCash, Ether, and Monero Miners Can Now Use Nvidia Pascal GPUs

The impressive rally in digital currencies in the past three months has given the cryptocurrency mining industry a boost. Demand for mining equipment is higher than ever as individuals and companies are looking to profit from the increased value of many cryptocurrencies through mining. As BTCManager reported on June 9, the shares of the semiconductor firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)…

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XMR.TO uses Monero to Offer Bitcoin Users Complete Anonymity

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XMR.TO uses Monero to Offer Bitcoin Users Complete Anonymity

Monero (XMR) is currently the most untraceable and private digital coin in the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem, allowing you to make payments over the internet with the strongest privacy currently achievable. XMR.TO offers a service allowing you to anonymize bitcoin payments with the altcoin; the founder recently spoke with Monero Monitor to explain the beginnings and future path of the project….

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Zcash Advisor’s Research on Monero Linkability, Refuted by Monero Community

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Zcash Advisor’s Research on Monero Linkability, Refuted by Monero Community

On April 13, Zcash advisor and assistant director of IC3 Andrew Miller stated that transactions on the Monero blockchain from 2014 through 2016 could be linked. To begin with, Monero uses decoy links called mixins to obscure inputs and outputs of a transaction. Such process anonymizes Monero transactions as it disables users from following traces of a transaction to its…

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