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Blockchain and IoT Technology are Catalysts of Semiconductor Growth

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Blockchain and IoT Technology are Catalysts of Semiconductor Growth

A press release published October 11, 2018, shows that sales of semiconductors and other crucial circuitry needed for all electronics continues to increase after demand from the IoT and blockchain technology sectors.  The release states that sales reached $40.16 billion in August 2018, a 15 percent increase from 2017. Sales also reported growing 1.7 percent since July 2018, showing steady…

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Flash Exploited by Cryptojackers to Mine Monero, Over 100 Instances Flagged by Adobe

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Crime, Finance, Mining, News

Flash Exploited by Cryptojackers to Mine Monero, Over 100 Instances Flagged by Adobe

Adobe’s Flash Player, once a prominent feature of the last decade to enable millions around the world to play internet games, has made its way to the hackers’ arsenal as they look to leverage all forms of customer-facing software to illegally mine cryptocurrencies, reported Finance Magnates on October 12, 2018. Old Tricks, new Rewards Research published by the cybersecurity research…

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How to Be Short Shitcoins and Long Trading with Bitcoin Evangelist Tone Vays

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, Interviews, Investment, Mining, Trading Strategies

How to Be Short Shitcoins and Long Trading with Bitcoin Evangelist Tone Vays

BTCManager spoke with Tone Vays and all things surrounding Bitcoin outside of its price. The teacher turned corporate financier turned back to teacher, blockchain consultant, and budding carnivore has had skin in the game long before Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s series of novels. The route to ~166,000 Twitter followers and becoming a master node of knowledge in the crypto game, however,…

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Bitcoin Remains Firm Around $6,500 Mark for Fourth Consecutive Week: BTCManager’s Week in Review

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Exchange, Finance, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Remains Firm Around $6,500 Mark for Fourth Consecutive Week: BTCManager’s Week in Review

The price of bitcoin remained stable around the $6,500 mark through the week to close effectively unchanged versus last week’s close. This marks the fourth consecutive week that bitcoin has found a footing around the $6,500 level, which has prompted several bitcoin community members to refer to bitcoin as the “new stablecoin.” While bitcoin bulls would prefer for BTC to…

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Monero Mikrotik Madness: Carrier-Grade Cryptojacking Scheme

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Mining, News

Monero Mikrotik Madness: Carrier-Grade Cryptojacking Scheme

There are approximately 200,000 Mikrotik routers that are potentially vulnerable to the latest security breach devised by hackers to install and spread cryptojacking software that mines Monero (XMR). A team called Bad Packets has been monitoring the spread of the infections ever since the security vulnerability was first reported on August 2, 2018. The vulnerability exists within the management portion…

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Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

Sia Plays Hardball with a Hardfork

On October 1, 2018, Sia Tech, took the controversial step of resetting the Sia Proof-of-Work (PoW) function to brick the Bitmain and Innosilicon hardware which came online to mine the native cryptocurrency of Sia. This means gains for Obelisk miners and great divisions for the Sia community. Fighting with Forks This controversial decision came after significant challenges when approaching the…

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Bitcoin Ransomware Strikes Port of San Diego

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Ransomware Strikes Port of San Diego

A cybersecurity breach at the Port of San Diego on September 25 described as “serious cybersecurity incident” by Port CEO Randa Conglio was, in fact, a ransomware attack by cybercriminals demanding bitcoin. This was revealed in a report on September 28, 2018, in the Times of San Diego quoting Conglio. Effect of Ransomware Attack Speaking to the media, Conglio confirmed…

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Trade War Between China and USA Affects GPU Tariffs, Cryptocurrency Mining to be Affected

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Investment, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Trade War Between China and USA Affects GPU Tariffs, Cryptocurrency Mining to be Affected

President Trump’s latest tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to an increase of graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA in the following months, reported CNBC on September 27, 2018.  In a competitive mining scene where profit margins are slim, even the slightest increase in costs could mean the difference from being in the black and being in the red….

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Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Interviews, Mining, News

Computer Infected by Monero Malware? There’s a Workgroup for That

It seems like every day the crypto news zeitgeist is reporting on yet another Monero (XMR) malware hacking attempt. The scale is different from nations, individuals, and everyone in between, but the mechanism appears relatively the same. A simple Javascript Coinhive plug-in, a wallet, and one of the strongest privacy-centric cryptocurrencies on the Internet means just about anyone can be…

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AAATrade CryptoExchange Launches Cryptocurrency Trading App for Mobile Devices

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AAATrade CryptoExchange Launches Cryptocurrency Trading App for Mobile Devices

In a bid to offer clients more convenient cryptocurrency trading services, CryptoExchange, a digital assets trading platform owned by the AAATrade CySEC-regulated Investment firm, has now launched a beta mobile app to enable bitcoin and altcoin traders do business on the go, according to a Finance Magnates report on September 26, 2018. Trading App Supports Android and iOS According to Finance…

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