Adobe Flash Player Updates Could Contain Crypto Malware

Palo Alto Networks warned this week that fake Adobe Flash Player updates carrying cryptocurrency mining malware are on the increase. In its latest blog post, the cybersecurity company reveals that it has uncovered more of the fake Flash updates during its work and research than ever before. These fake updates use pop up notifications from […]

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Changelly CEO Speaks on Monero Controversy and Shapeshift Ending Anonymity [Interview]

Bitcoinist spoke with the Ilya Bere, CEO of Changelly, an instant online cryptocurrency swap service, about its main competitor Shapeshift now requiring users to prove their identity, how his company is treading the current regulatory landscape, and where he sees cryptocurrency exchanges headed as a whole.  ‘Changelly is going to do everything possible to keep […]

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Coinbase Custody Is Adding XRP, EOS, Monero, and 30 More Crypto Assets

Coinbase Custody is expanding its custodial services to include dozens of additional crypto assets, like XRP, EOS, and Monero. Coinbase is enhancing the custodial services to allow its institutional clients to securely store large amounts of cryptocurrencies. Coinbase Custody to Cover Additional Crypto Assets On August 3, 2018, Coinbase announced that it was exploring the […]

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Monero Lead Supports Off-Chain Bitcoin Scaling ‘For Maximal Privacy’

Monero team member Riccardo Spagni reaffirmed his belief that a so-called ‘layer two’ scaling solution is needed for Bitcoin — stating it is “necessary” for capacity improvements and “maximal privacy.” Lightning Network Strikes Down Ver Claims Spagni’s comment appeared on Twitter in response to fresh assertions from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver that Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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Privacy Coins Are ‘One of the Greatest Emerging Threats to U.S. National Security,’ States US Congressman

The U.S. Secret Service is taking a good look at privacy-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash while urging Congress to “consider additional legislative or regulatory actions.” Fear of Privacy Coins Last week, a top official from the federal law enforcement agency reportedly requested help from Congress in combating the use of privacy coins for illicit purposes. […]

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Phone Cryptojacking Cases Spiral Out of Control in Japan

Georgi Georgiev · April 25, 2018 · 2:30 am As Japan sees a widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity threats in the face of ‘cryptojacking’ are also spiraling out of control. With more than 130,000 incidents in the three months through December 2017, the cases have increased with roughly about 175 times. Japan is rapidly becoming […]

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Monero Confirms Ledger Wallet Support is Ready to Go

Wilma Woo · April 11, 2018 · 8:30 am Privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) is set to receive official support from cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, lead code maintainer Riccardo Spagni has confirmed. Monero 0.12.1 Means ‘Official Ledger Support’ Speaking in an interview during an episode of the Doug Polk Podcast April 9, Spagni added the […]

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Transaction Privacy of Monero in Jeopardy Due to Several Flaws

Georgi Georgiev · March 29, 2018 · 4:00 am Researchers from a broad collection of renowned institutions point to serious flaws in Monero’s privacy protections. The faults suggest that, while still better than Bitcoin, the privacy features of Monero are far from being the cloak of invisibility they might seem like. Jeopardizing Privacy Monero’s main […]

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Monero Surges As ‘MoneroV’ Hard Fork Approaches – But Buyers Beware!

Adam James · March 4, 2018 · 8:30 pm Monero is riding high this week as the hype surrounding the soon-to-be forked MoneroV swells – but will it last? When Moonero? In only the span of only a week, Monero (XMR) has seen its price surge by more than 33%. This time last week, Monero was […]

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