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It’s been a year since The Magical Crypto Friends have established an ad-hoc assembly in order to educate the public against the numerous attempts to overtake Bitcoin, and their commitment to the cause has been constant and seemingly-relentless. What started as an informative video podcast which slams SegWit2X, Bitcoin Cash (which is often referred to …

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A highly anticipated technology designed to make blockchain privacy features more scalable will be tested in the wild soon. Named “bulletproofs,” the tech, which was invented by cryptographers Benedict Bunz and Jonathan Bootle, promises to dramatically decrease the weight of confidential transactions, and on Thursday, Oct. 18, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero will put that to the …

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Spending the last ten months in a bear market shows just how euphoric the market was at the height of the last bull run. Many projects had little to offer in terms of development, resulting in highly overvalued projects. To top it all off, the majority of coins or tokens from the last bull market are …

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This post was originally published here Much noise has been made about the untraceable qualities of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin “can be used to buy merchandise anonymously” said early primers on crypto, it offers users the kind of financial privacy that was previously available only from a “Swiss bank account,” say more recent commentators. …

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“Last Week in Five” is a video project whose sole purpose is to present you the articles published on CryptoInsider.com throughout the last week, and do it in an easily comprehensive and entertaining way. If you miss our content throughout the week, you can just take a look at this video recap, find out about …

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One of the biggest misconceptions in the crypto world is that cryptocurrency is anonymous. Sure, there are ways to make most coins or tokens anonymous, but in general, everything is recorded clearly on a public ledger. And if using a centralized exchange, users and their transactions can be tracked. Because of this, there is a …

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This post was originally published here 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. …

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Algorithms are creative. At least, that’s according to Howard Chu, a monero core developer who has dedicated his time to protecting the crypto from specialized mining hardware, called ASICs, built by a multibillion-dollar mining industry. And recently, Chu found a solution to permanently keep ASICs off the network – a proof-of-work algorithm he calls RandomJS …

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On September 26 2018, Riccardo Spagni agreed to do an interview for Crypto Insider and talk about his love for Monero and Bitcoin, Spider Man, Star Wars, Legos, his reckless rock n roll lifestyle, and his love for building things as an existential precondition. His involvement in projects like Monero, Goblee, and Tari might have …

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With a few exceptions, the past few months brought little to talk about in the crypto space. Popular crypto Youtubers are creating less content, and project announcements seem to have less impact on market price or community sentiment. Things seem to be slightly picking up recently with Bitcoin news, Ethereum news, and Monero news. Here’s …

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More than 170,000 devices in Brazil were targeted in a cryptojacking attack last month. According to a blog post published by security firm Trustwave, a wide-scale cyberattack was launched on MicroTik routers late last month. The effort led to the installation of the Coinhive mining software in a “mass” infection of more than 17,000 devices. Trustwave security researcher …

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If any coin is going to fly under the radar, it makes sense for a privacy coin to do so. Spectre (not be confused with a separate project called SPECTRE), created two crypto tokens – the aptly named spectre token and the xspec token – in 2016, but hasn’t received much notice from the crypto community …

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What if ethereum looked more like monero? Fusing the privacy features of the latter into ethereum would make many of the platform’s stakeholders, including developers who have been working on privacy-enhancing features for some time, excited. But privacy techniques are rarely utilized because of the serious trade-offs presented – such as larger storage requirements and …

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Brick ’em? Maybe not anymore. What was once a phrase that echoed across message boards, one that defined an aggressive shift in sentiment against the companies that today make hardware required to run cryptocurrency software, is falling out a fashion as the so-called ‘War on Miners‘ enters a less decisive period. Indeed, in the wake …

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Hackers have injected hundreds of websites running the Drupal content management system with malicious software used to mine the cryptocurrency monero. This latest incident was uncovered by Troy Mursch, the security researcher behind the website Bad Packets Report. He wrote Saturday that more than 300 sites had been compromised by hackers who installed the browser …

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Blockchain startup Circle is adding the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero to its Invest application, the company announced Monday. Just one week after the payment platform announced it was adding zcash to its trading app, the company added monero, according to a blog post. As with the other tokens available on the app, users will be able …

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“The future has cum.” Clad in balaclavas and carrying sacks of plastic coins redeemable for real cryptocurrency, porn stars stormed Wall Street last week with cries of “free money.” No late-night TV parody, the scene was rather meant to mark one of the most surprising announcements in crypto so far in 2018, the news that …

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The privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains today, soon after Pornhub announced it will now accept payments in verge’s XVG token. Monero (XMR), the world’s 11th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, clocked a four-week high of $232 earlier today and is changing hands at $227 – up 14 percent in the last 24 hours, according …

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Can public cryptocurrencies stay public? That’s the simple question that lies at the heart of a complex debate happening across major cryptocurrencies, where developers from projects as diverse as ethereum, monero and zcash are up in arms over what to do about the arrival of a new form of hardware that could upend the delicate balance …

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Cryptojacking – the act of hijacking a user’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies – is likely to “become a regular source of income for website owners,” the British government’s communications division warned Tuesday. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre, the technology wing of the Government Communications Headquarters, highlighted cryptojacking as a “significant” concern in its latest …

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