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 With the SEC decision on the third Bitcoin ETF likely just four weeks away. Right now, there is no better…

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Curing Ad Blindness with Blockchain: Marketing 3.0

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform

Curing Ad Blindness with Blockchain: Marketing 3.0

Advertisers are looking to blockchain technology to subvert the marketing phenomena called “ad blindness.” Ad blindness is a sort of natural defense against the constant bombardment of ads people are subjected to on a daily basis. Essentially, potential consumers disregard most of the advertisements with which they are deluged. This adaptation, along with ad blocking software, is enough to cost…

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Security Researchers Discover Sophisticated Twitter Crypto Botnet

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Security Researchers Discover Sophisticated Twitter Crypto Botnet

On August 6, 2018, two security researchers at Duo Security who were studying Twitter automation patterns, stumbled upon a vast network of Twitter bot accounts promoting crypto fraud. The sophisticated network was accidentally discovered while the researchers were looking into how to create a methodology for accurately identifying Twitter bots. Vitalik “Non-Giver of Ether” BTCManager has reported in the recent…

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Hackers Attack Compromises Ethereum Block Explorer Site Etherscan.io

Category: Altcoins, Crime, Ethereum, News, Tech

Hackers Attack Compromises Ethereum Block Explorer Site Etherscan.io

On July 23, 2018, the most popular Ethereum block explorer site Etherescan.io was hit malicious attack. According to Motherboard, the hackers were able to use the website’s comments section to introduce malicious code. However, the attack revealed to be more like a prank than a real attack. Even so, while it was apparently harmless, it exposed a vulnerability that could…

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Hackers Nab Fox TV Show Twitter Account to Promote Tron (TRX)

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Hackers Nab Fox TV Show Twitter Account to Promote Tron (TRX)

Cryptocurrency fraudsters are always innovating the ways to scam people. This time, someone took over a famous Fox TV show Twitter account and has reportedly been promoting cryptocurrency scams since July 21, 2018. Twitter, Fox, and Tron Hackers have surreptitiously taken over the official Twitter account of FOX’s show Almost Human and since then have been using it for nefarious…

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ProtonMail to Lance an ICO to the Chagrin of the Crypto Community

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Ethereum, ICO News, News

ProtonMail to Lance an ICO to the Chagrin of the Crypto Community

ProtonMail, a premier end-to-end encrypted email service provider, might well be on its way to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). On July 24, 2018, the firm posted requirement for a “Blockchain developer” on the career portion of their official website, fueling speculations that the company has decided to go for a public ICO shortly. Earlier March 2018 Hints on…

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Why Did BWC Organizers Cancel Mcafee’s In-Person Speech?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Crime, News, Regulation

Why Did BWC Organizers Cancel Mcafee’s In-Person Speech?

The notorious and controversial cryptocurrency figure John McAfee has once again made headlines. Bitcoin bull McAfee was scheduled to deliver a live speech at Blockchain World Conference (BWC), however owing to “a number of credible death threats against McAfee,” organizers were compelled to cancel the in-person speech. Abduction Reports The BWC did draw in a large number, all of whom…

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Russian Intelligence Officers Face Criminal Charges after Using Bitcoin to Infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s Election

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Russian Intelligence Officers Face Criminal Charges after Using Bitcoin to Infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s Election

On July 13, 2018, an 11-count federal indictment was filed against twelve Russian military intelligence officers allegedly infiltrating Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. The accused used cryptocurrencies to finance their operations and avoid the strict financial scrutiny that accompanies fiat operations. Russian Intelligence Held Responsible Digital Trends reported the misuse of cryptocurrencies by Russian intelligence officials to publicize stolen…

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Crypto Scam Epidemic on Twitter Draws Elon Musk’s Attention

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Crypto Scam Epidemic on Twitter Draws Elon Musk’s Attention

A rampant epidemic of cryptocurrency fraud plaguing Twitter for the past several months has now drawn the attention of Elon Musk. Musk took to Twitter on July 8, 2018, to speak out against the scam after he found himself in the whole mess. Musk Drawn into the Crypto Scam “I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad…

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Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

Crypto Bounty Hunters Aren’t Going Anywhere

Many people use Twitter and other social media channels to connect with friends, family, and the world. The cryptosphere, along with almost every other emerging tech industry, has used these channels as their primary marketing platform and news agencies. As the mainstream public has yet to adopt blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies, many people interested in these innovations get their information…

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Twitter CEO Hopes Bitcoin to be the Internet’s Native Currency

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

Twitter CEO Hopes Bitcoin to be the Internet’s Native Currency

Jack Dorsey is pushing bitcoin as the best possible internet “native currency.” The Twitter co-founder and current Square CEO is emerging as an outspoken proponent at the forefront of mainstreaming bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment methodologies. Instead, Dorsey sees a single dominant online currency, an all-encapsulating digital coin. “The internet is going to have a native currency so let’s…

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