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Hackers Earned Over $96 Million by Fraudulently Mining Monero, Finds Research

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Hackers Earned Over $96 Million by Fraudulently Mining Monero, Finds Research

A significant malware trend in 2018 is the relatively new “crypto-jacking,” involving hacker groups infiltrating victim computers to mine cryptocurrencies. The most affected of the lot is privacy-protocol Monero, as research found out. Monero – The Hacker’s Favourite Coin According to a Security Boulevard report on June 13, 2018, over 5 percent of all Monero (XMR) has been mined using…

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Monero Releases “Lithium Luna” Wallet; Huobi Lists Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, News

Monero Releases “Lithium Luna” Wallet; Huobi Lists Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrency

It is an eventful month for the Monero community. On June 4, 2018, the privacy-centric coin updated the underlying code of its official wallet and introduced a slew of features – including Ledger wallet support. Additionally, cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced the listing of Monero on June 7. Much Requested Feature Released on GitHub, v0.12.2.0 wallet launched to the enthusiasm of…

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The Long and Winding Road: AEON Follows Monero’s Lead to Nullify ASICs

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Mining, News

The Long and Winding Road: AEON Follows Monero’s Lead to Nullify ASICs

After an extended period of uncertainty, AEON has forked following the lead of Monero to nullify ASIC miners from the network on June 3. A Long Road The smaller, and more agile, project, however, did face some nerve-wracking moments, with some miners expressing concern about the profitability. AEON aims to be a lighter version of Monero and implement mining on…

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Buying Groceries With Cryptocurrencies Becomes a Reality

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, News

Buying Groceries With Cryptocurrencies Becomes a Reality

In an attempt to bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream, a crypto enthusiast entrepreneur (or a team) have come up with an innovative idea to blend two passions; virtual currencies and nutrition, by enabling grocery shopping using cryptocurrencies, known as CoinGrocer. The ardent anonymous team launched a beta version of an e-commerce website that allows online consumers to buy more than…

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General Bytes Installs 10 Bitcoin ATMs Across Prague Subway Routes

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General Bytes Installs 10 Bitcoin ATMs Across Prague Subway Routes

The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, has become the scene of the latest explosion of bitcoin-related development as General Bytes has installed a network of ten bitcoin ATMs at different points along the city’s subway routes. The map shows the current locations of the ten bitcoin ATMs in Prague. Source: General Bytes Bitcoin ATMs are increasingly becoming a…

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Interview with Thaer Khawaja, Lead Developer of the Masari Project

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Interviews, News

Interview with Thaer Khawaja, Lead Developer of the Masari Project

In this exclusive interview, BTCManager speaks to Thaer Khawaja, a Canadian software developer who has been quietly working on a code fork of Monero, known as Masari. The cryptocurrency first emerged into the limelight when the project submitted a pull request to the Monero main branch for a difficulty adjustment algorithm that would have helped Monero’s recent fork to have…

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“Worse Than Ransomware”: How Illegal Crypto Miners Made Over $100 Million

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

“Worse Than Ransomware”: How Illegal Crypto Miners Made Over $100 Million

Driven by a sustained rise in adoption and stability of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, monero, and ethereum, criminal gangs, and hackers around the world are increasingly flocking to illegal cryptocurrency mining as their new growth market. The trend was revealed by Helge Husemann, Malwarebytes EMEA Product Manager while speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018 on May 22, 2018. Helge Husemann….

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The State of Cryptocurrency Adoption by Online Merchants

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The State of Cryptocurrency Adoption by Online Merchants

Online payments have always been identified as a real area for disruption by cryptocurrencies. The emergence of digital currencies supported by trusted blockchain technology, offering fast and low-cost transactions have all the makings of an online merchant favorite. It makes sense for a predominantly internet-enabled commerce market to be facilitated by not digital currency, but fiat. Since bitcoin arrived on…

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Upcoming Sidechain Project Tari to Build a Decentralized Assets Protocol on Monero

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Upcoming Sidechain Project Tari to Build a Decentralized Assets Protocol on Monero

Building on the work he’s done with Monero (XMR) in the past, core team developer Riccardo “Fluffy Pony” Spagni is primed to launch a decentralized assets framework on the privacy-centric protocol, along with Naveen Jain and Dan Teree. The move is compared to Bitcoin’s colored coins project of 2012, and in more recent times, the Ethereum protocol.   Platform to…

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Matrix Spreadsheet Compares Top Privacy Projects

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Matrix Spreadsheet Compares Top Privacy Projects

Cryptocurrency communities are often compared to tribes. As a result, it can be hard to objectively compare the different technologies and advantages of each cryptocurrency. To cut through the noise for privacy-focused cryptos, a Google spreadsheet has surfaced on the internet, allowing for users to see differences between different cryptocurrencies. The sheet, titled “Privacy Coin Matrix,” the focus is on…

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