Monthly Archives: September 2018

Amateur Cryptojackers and Apple Macs Emerge as Two Mining Malware Trends for 2018

Mining malware in 2018: growth, Macs, the NSA and amateur cryptojackers 2017 was a big year for cryptojacking. It increased by 8,500 percent, according to figures published by Symantec in March. And it would seem that 2018 has so far been an even bigger year for mining malware, as the Cyber Threat Alliance September report revealed that, beginning on Jan. 1, cryptojacking still had room to increase by a further 500 percent. However, beneath this simple outline of growth, there is a bigger, more complicated picture. Despite […]

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China’s Oldest Science and Tech Publication Accepts BTC for Subscriptions

On Sunday China’s oldest tech media publication, Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR) also known as ‘Technology life,’ has announced the business is accepting bitcoin core (BTC) for the magazine’s 2019 subscriptions. Also read: Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality  The Publication Beijing Sci-Tech Report Now Accepts BTC for 2019 Subscriptions   The Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR) is one of the oldest science and technology publications in China. The media organization prints editorials stemming from its ‘Technology Life‘ team of authors, and it also […]

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A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized Exchange

This week, Stellar launched its long-awaited decentralized exchange. Stellarx offers trading of a range of assets including cryptocurrencies from multiple blockchains, using stellar lumens (XLM) as the base currency. The exchange differs significantly from existing decentralized offerings, which are limited to tokens pertaining to a single blockchain – usually Ethereum. With Stellarx, however, users can trade BCH, BTC, USD, ETH and much more, but there’s a catch: non-native assets are represented as ‘tethers’. Also read: Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality Does […]

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Crypto Markets See Mix of Red and Green, With Half of Top 100 Coins Slightly Up

Around 50 of the top 100 coins by market cap see slight growth; Bitcoin has climbed above $6,600 again. Sunday, September 30: crypto markets are seeing a mix of red and green today. A little more than half of the top 100 cryptocurrencies have grown in the 24 hours to press time. The daily trade volume has declined, seeing a relatively sharp drop from around $15 billion yesterday to $13.8 billion at press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has been hovering around $6,600 for most […]

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Hodler’s Digest, September 23-30: Walmart Embraces Blockchain, Google Does 180 On Crypto-Ad Ban

Google partially reverse its crypto-ad ban, and Walmart makes blockchain use mandatory for leafy greens suppliers. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Google Reverses Crypto Ad Ban, Allows Crypto Exchanges In Japan, US To Advertise The U.S. tech giant Google is set to update its ad […]

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Japan: Self-Regulatory Group of Crypto Exchanges Set to Tighten Rules on Online Digital Asset Storage

Japanese self-regulatory group of crypto exchanges plans to limit the amount of crypto assets that can be stored by its members online. The self-regulatory Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) plans to stricten its customer asset management measures. The Japan Times outlet reported this news Sunday, September 30, citing “informed sources.” JVCEA is a self-regulatory group of some of the largest licensed exchange operators in Japan, established in April of this year. Now, the organization is reportedly planning to tighten its rules by establishing a limit on […]

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Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality

On September 29, Bitcoin Cash enthusiast Donald Mulders wrote an interesting post on the social media network Yours.org. The post detailed that he was attempting to host a website on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain using the Bitdb 2.0 application. Following the write-up, and with a little help from the BCH developer Unwriter and a tool called Cryptograffitiweb, Mulders’ on-chain hosted website ‘Bitcoin Cash Hoarder’ can now be seen on any browser. Also read: Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues Hosting a Simple HTML Website on […]

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The Daily: Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk, Shapeshift Relaunches Coincap

Wallet provider Blockchain.com has created an OTC trading desk as part of its efforts to cater to institutional investors. Also in The Daily this Sunday, Shapeshift launches the redesigned Coincap tracker, Kraken lists Cardano and Qtum, and Compound offers its users the option to short cryptocurrencies. Also read: Fiat vs Crypto Laundering, Bitcoin Anniversary Cash-Ins Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk for Institutional Investors Blockchain.com, the popular cryptocurrency wallet provider, has launched an over the counter (OTC) trading desk as part of its plans to attract institutional investors. […]

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Disgruntled ICO Investors Threaten to Bring in the Crypto Lawyers

The great ICO rush of 2017 and early 2018 is over. The euphoria, the unironic cries of “When Binance?”, and the 10x returns are now a thing of the past. Epic gains and moon missions have been replaced by acrimony, recriminations and, increasingly lawsuits, both real and threatened. Also read: BTC: 36% in Circulation Lost, 23% Held by Speculators, US Tax Authority Monitoring Crypto Lawyer Season Is in Full Swing Crypto lawyers have been the big winners from this year’s failed ICOs One of the big selling points […]

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Proposed Crypto Mining Moratorium Rejected by County in Montana

Montana’s second most populous county, Missoula County, has rejected the proposal for a moratorium on cryptocurrency operations. The proposal was first presented at a public hearing in June but was postponed for three months. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Proposed Crypto Moratorium Rejected Missoula County’s board of commissioners held a public hearing Thursday to decide whether to accept or reject the proposal for a one-year emergency moratorium on new or expanded cryptocurrency operations. Crypto mining could be limited in the county […]

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