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Lightning is spreading across the cryptocurrency landscape. Originally designed for use on bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market size was also the first to implement the concept, touted as a way to make transactions faster and cheaper by moving them to a layer above the blockchain. But with scalability emerging as a pressing issue across the industry, …

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Digital media publication Salon is offering its visitors an alternative to traditional online ads: allowing the site to use their computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. In order to provide free content, Salon primarily depended on advertisements to run its servers, the company explained in a blog post published on Monday. However, digital ads are …

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American news outlet Salon is now offering visitors the bizarre option of either disabling their ad blockers or allowing Salon to access a visitor’s “unused computing power”, a veiled way of apparently asking users to allow Salon to mine cryptocurrency via the user’s computer. Salon frames its request to users around supporting the company, stating …

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Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk. The views expressed here are his own, so don’t blame his co-workers. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Picture two $1 bills. One is crisp and immaculate, newly arrived from the U.S. Mint. The other is crumpled …

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More than half a million machines have been hijacked by a cryptocurrency miner botnet, forcing them to mine nearly 9,000 monero tokens (worth roughly $3.6 million), according to a new report. The Smominru botnet, which infected more than 526,000 Windows servers at its peak, has been used to mine 8,900 monero tokens since it first …

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Cryptocurrency mining botnet malware Smominru has infected more than 526,000 computers using a leaked NSA exploit, The Hacker News reported yesterday, Jan. 31. Software security researchers from cybersecurity company Proofpoint have detected a new global botnet called Smominru, also known as Ismo, that uses a National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue to spread Monero mining …

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Security firm TrendMicro stated in a new report that Google’s DoubleClick ad services were used to distribute cryptocurrency mining malware to a number of users in Europe and Asia. On its Security and Intelligence Blog, the company outlined how CoinHive – a JavaScript program that works in the background of a website and uses a …

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Analysts at a US cybersecurity firm have detected an apparent new installer for a virus that mines Monero and sends it to a university in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the cybersecurity firm AlienVault reported Jan. 8, the malware surfaced around Christmas Eve and contains facilities that automatically deposit Monero to a wallet associated with North …

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Websites and publishers need to be prepared for cryptocurrency miners slipping into ads on their sites, according to Israeli adtech firm Spotad. The company, which operates an AI-powered advertising platform for purchasing media space, recently discovered cryptocurrency mining activity on its network, a development the company claims is becoming part of wider trend. Spotad’s AI …

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Websites and publishers need to be prepared for cryptocurrency miners slipping into ads on their sites, according to Israeli adtech firm Spotad. The company, which operates an AI-powered advertising platform for purchasing media space, recently discovered cryptocurrency mining activity on its network, a development the company claims is becoming part of wider trend. Spotad’s AI …

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There’s a new privacy technology in the crypto Wild West, and if the rate at which it’s winning favor from developers is any sign, it’s one to watch. Called “bulletproofs,” the new invention by University College of London’s Jonathan Bootle and Stanford’s Benedikt Bunz was announced last month, and quickly developers from major blockchains took steps …

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Cryptocurrencies have generated wealth for the traders like no other asset class. While Bitcoin has garnered most of …

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Does the change in behavior signal a possibility of a further fall? We shall try to forecast it using our chart analysis. The South Korean government’s proposed regulations and curbs on cryptocurrency trading have dampened the sentiment. After all, the nation with a relatively small geographical territory is responsible for a sizeable trading volume, about …

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Arianna Simpson is the founder and Managing Director of Autonomous Partners, a fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She is also a venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund, and previously spent time at Facebook and BitGo.  The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. For all …

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Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and international exile, has urged donors to contribute to the online publication by using cryptocurrencies in order to skirt the financial ‘blockade’ by national governments. His foundation will now accept payments in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and ZCash. The exiled Assange has become something of a public cheerleader for Bitcoin and …

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I sent $25 of Bitcoin from one address (in Coinbase) to another (Kraken). – $25 sent– $16 fee– $41 total 40% of the total transaction in fees. unbelievable — Kristian Freeman (@imkmf) December 8, 2017 Ready to send your first bitcoin? That will be $26 please… Sure, that’s on the high end of what you might pay …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Earlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay’s efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on its pages. The torrent index website used Coinhive, a JavaScript code that allows website …

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In the past, the likes of torrent website PirateBay has grabbed headlines for mining cryptocurrencies with users hardware. Adguard, makers of privacy and ad-blocking software, estimate that over a billion users have had malicious software installed on their computers, which is using processing power to mine cryptocurrency Monero. According to RT, website Openload, Streamango, Rapidvideo and …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Bitcoin may have garnered plenty of interest this year, but altcoins are stepping up to the plate, offering their services in a bid to become more mainstream. One of which is Monero. The privacy-focused digital currency revealed Tuesday that it is providing …

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The monero price surged to $250 after the cryptocurrency was the subject of several bullish announcements — and privacy-conscious users discovered another anonymity-centric cryptocurrency was not quite as private as they had initially believed. Monero Price Surges to $250 On Monday, the …

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