Monero (XMR)
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A Look at Venezuela’s Other Cryptocurrencies, While the Petro Takes Center Stage
Financially troubled Venezuela, which is introducing the new, denominated, crypto-anchored “sovereign bolivar” this week, is also the birthplace of a number of alternative coins beside the state-issued, oil-backed national cryptocurrency, El Petro. Crisis-hit Venezuelans are actually using some of them in real life, according to the local crypto community.      Also read: Coinhive Mints Quarter Million Dollars in Monero a Month, Report Reveals El Petro in the Spotlight Public attention is focused on the petro this week, with authorities in Ca
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Monero Miners Are Earning Big Time with XRM
Monero XRM is currently ranked as the 10th best currency in accordance with the market capitalization of over 1.5 billion dollars and still counting. Monero has been around for more than four years, as it was launched back in April of 2014 as a privacy coin while trying to become THE privacy coin. Monero found competition in other privacy coins such as ZCash; however, XRM is now settled among the top 10 cryptocurrencies, while allowing miners to score six-figure earnings on a monthly basis by “easily” mining Monero. Monero (XMR) Miners are Ma
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Monero [XMR]’s hashrate witnesses a massive breakdown
According to Bitinfocharts, Monero [XMR], one of the top cryptocurrency in the market and popularly known as a privacy coin, has witnessed a significant decrease in hashrate ever since the hard fork. This has led to the whole Monero community rejoicing about the drop and an enthusiast claims that “Monero has won its first battle with ASICs”. Monero’s hashrate over the past 6 months | Source: Bitinfocharts On 6th April 2018, Monero was forked into Monero Original [XMO], Monero Classic [XMC] and Monero V [XMV]. The hard fork took place as the
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New SRBMiner 1.6.6 Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner With Fixes and Improvements
There is an update fo rthe popular CryptoNight AMD GPU miner SRBMiner that brings some fixes and improvements, though this time no new algorithms are being added in version 1.6.6. The most interesting new feature in the latest version is the algo/coin switching protocol currently in beta, though you should know that in order for this to work the pool must support it. There is just one pool at the moment that supports the new switching protocol and that one is Monero Ocean that supports 9 different CryptoNight-based coins at the moment. To
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Monero (XMR) Coinhive Miner Rakes In Over $120,000 A Month
Many individuals fall under the false impression that crypto mining operations are solely operated by large corporations with data centers that can be likened to a mansion. However, this is far from the case, as there are methods of mining that can be used to garner cryptocurrencies, like Monero, through any old computer system. Image from Marco VerchOne such method is through Coinhive, which is a Javascript-based miner that is often situated on sites across the web. For those who are unaware, Coinhive, which was released in 2017, is a Moner
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Report: Fraudulent Monero Mining Generates $100K Per Month for Hackers
A German university released a cryptocurrency mining-centric report, Aug. 14, noting a rise in revenue generated by illegal mining software, despite the fall in “cryptojacking.” Coinhive Faces the Heat Again As reported by Digital Trends, RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, has presented a detailed account of the infamous, browser-based miner Coinhive being used to produce over $250,000 worth of Monero (XMR) per month for attackers, as per trading value denoted by CryptoSlate at the time of writing. Developed to be a social good, the Coinhive
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Cryptocurrency Mining via Browser is Pulling Out more than $250K in Monthly Earnings
According to TheNextWeb, recent academic research has found out that the embedded CoinHive cryptocurrency web browser mining script is generating more than $250,000 in Monero (XMR) every month. What is more concerning is that the report points out that this amount is mainly going to a small group of ten individuals. Researching Browser-Based Mining The research was commissioned by RWTH... The post Cryptocurrency Mining via Browser is Pulling Out more than $250K in Monthly Earnings appeared first on BTCMANAGER.
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Coinhive Mines 1.18% of Monero (XMR) Coins Monthly
A German university study found that the Coinhive web script mines 1.18% of the Monero coins per month.
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New Research Shows Just How Much CoinHive Mines in a Month
The RWTH Aachen University has conducted a research study which showed just how much profit the CoinHive crypto miner can generate. The miner makes $250,000 worth of Monero profit every month by using the computing power of unsuspecting internet users. The research revealed that Monero was the coin mined in 75 percent of all browser-based cryptocurrency mining cases. The CoinHive organization is responsible for most of them. “Multiple security firms recently identified cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive as the top malicious threat to Web
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CoinHive In-Browser Software is ‘Mining’ $250K Per Month, Research Finds
New academic research released by RWTH Aachen University has discovered that cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is very profitable. In fact, it’s generating over $250,000 worth of Monero profit every month by hi-jacking internet users’ CPUs. One of the users could have easily been you.  As reported by The Next Web, the research itself provides a broad overview of browser-mining activity across the Web. It reveals that Monero accounts for 75 percent of all browser-based cryptocurrency mining. The organization CoinHive is behind most of it.
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Monero (XMR) Price Analysis: Trends of August 16–22, 2018
Key Highlights There is a Bearish Confimation Pattern in the Monero daily chart; the more the price goes donwwards, the higher the probability of a strong rally, which may happen anytime; traders are advised to speculate only on what they see. XMRUSD Long-term Trend: Bearish Resistance levels: $110, $120, $130 Support levels: $70, $60, $50 XMR continues its downwards trending after breaking of $130 distribution level. The southwards movement started after consolidation for one week and the 4-day EMA crossed the 50-day EMA downward. Sellers a
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Report: Cryptojacking Coincides with Crypto Popularity, Monero the Choice Currency
As cryptocurrency popularity boomed towards the end of 2017, other, more illicit, things came about as a result of the crypto boom. In 2018, one of the most prevalent and popular forms of malware attacks is cryptojacking, where malicious actors utilize the CPU power of unsuspecting computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptojacking Becomes Increasingly Prevalent in 2018 According to a report by cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks, the popularity of cryptojacking has coincided with the rise in cryptocurrency popularity, sky rocketing towards
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Coinhive Mints Quarter Million Dollars in Monero a Month, Report Reveals
Тhe profitability of cryptocurrency mining is decreasing on the backdrop of this year’s persistently bearish markets but Coinhive seems to be doing pretty well. The browser-based miner has earned a quarter million dollars worth of monero in just one month, according to a new study conducted by German researchers.    Also read: New Player to Offer Next Generation ASIC Chips This Year One in Three Minted Coins Goes to Coinhive Developers Coinhive, the Javascript-based miner that takes away some of your CPU power to mine cryptos while you are br
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Following Monero’s Lead, Siacoin Will Try to Block Bitmain Mining Devices
Some coins have chosen to resist Bitmain domination.
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Cryptocurrency-rich make magic internet money rain in Vegas
It was late Saturday night at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and an extremely stoned man was trying to bribe his way into the city's hottest cryptocurrency party — and it wasn't working.  SEE ALSO: Dozens of Vegas slots went offline simultaneously during a hacker convention To get to that point, he'd have already waited in a line for 30 minutes just to ride the elevator up to room 6116 in the hotel's Forum Tower. It was clear he was past ready to start celebrating — this was Saturday night at the DEF CON hacker convention, after all — and som
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Bithumb Re-Opens Monero (XMR), Monaco (MCO) Deposits and Withdrawals
The XMR and MCO move came after the price of the two currencies on the exchange stabilized.
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What is Monero? For those who do not know and are probably coming in contact with “Monero” and Monero mining as a concept for the first time, let’s do a quick lesson on this soon-to-be-a-global-phenomenon of a monetary concept and inestimable value. Monero is another digital currency very similar to others as you may know, but the unique part of it is that it offers features such as a higher level of security and anonymity for users and every bit of their transactions. The Monero ledger, unlike regular blockchains, doesn’t keep a record of th
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Ethereum [ETH]’s Vitalik Buterin speaks about privacy of Zcash
On 9th August, Zcash released their video blog called Perspective, a video series of discussions and opinions offered by Zcash community members and other cryptocurrency developers at the conference. A video of the same series features Vitalik Buterin, the Co-Founder of Ethereum. Earlier this year, the Zcash community came together and hosted its first three-day long annual conference ‘ZconO’. Several developers from different projects like Ethereum [ETH] and Monero [XMR] attended the event. The event focused on discussing the progress of Zca
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Ring Signatures And Anonymisation
A demo of the methods involved in this article is here. Continue reading on Coinmonks »
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Nations Should Embrace Privacy Coins Like Monero and ZCash, According to Weiss Ratings
Privacy-focused coins such as Dash, Monero, and ZCash are controversial as they can anonymize criminals online. However, privacy is important as many people live under the auspices of corrupt governments where such technology represents a beacon of hope. Governments should fear privacy coins as a form of money. The degree of anonymity is startling. Governments should also warm to the non-monetary applications of the underlying technology.
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Monero [XMR] launches Monerujo v1.6.3: ‘Nano S’ update!
On 8th August, Monerujo on their official Twitter handle announced that Ledger Nano S wallet can be used with the latest Monerujo v1.6.3. Tweet by Monerujo | Source: Twitter Monerujo is the first open source mobile application capable of managing and using Monero [XMR] wallets. Being a light wallet, it makes use of remote nodes that synchronize with a blockchain and at the same time keep the user’s private information safely on the device. Some of the major improvements made by the development team are: Ledger Nano S support over OTG NFC Sup
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Apocalyptic Predictions About Privacy Coins Are Very Wide of the Mark
Bitcoin is a permissionless ledger. In plain English, that means you don’t need to ask anyone’s damn permission to use it. There are no terms and conditions to read, no checkbox to tick, and no forms to sign before you can send or receive bitcoin. But if some people had their way, pseudonymous cryptocurrencies, as well as anonymous coins like monero, would only be used with the government’s permission. These people are wrong.
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In a market that’s been going steadily down for months, Ethereum Classic’s recent behavior is remarkable. The digital asset had some excellent days recently, at the time every other coin was losing value.  It reached the eleventh place by market capitalization, leaving Tronix (TRX) and Monero behind and surpassing the 2 billion capitalization barrier. Then, it went down again, and it’s currently seemingly stable at the 13th spot. However transitory that peak was, it’s made optimists out of Ethereum Classic‘s holders and even some neutral obse
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Illegal Activity No Longer Dominant Use of Bitcoin: DEA Agent
A special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reportedly revealed that the use of bitcoin in illegal activities has shrunk to about 10 percent from 90 percent previously. This finding contradicts the popular perception of the cryptocurrency’s primary use. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Data From DEA Agent A DEA special agent, Lilita Infante, has reportedly admitted that illegal activity is no longer bitcoin’s primary use.
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Illegal Activity Shrinks to 10% as Speculators Become the Dominant Bitcoin Drivers
There was a time when the overwhelming majority of Bitcoin usage was associated with drug dealing and other illegal activities. With Bitcoin offering relative anonymity that traditional payment methods like cards and bank transfers didn’t, criminals were quick to hop on the bandwagon, which gave Bitcoin the misguided moniker of the criminals’ currency. While the amount of money used by criminals through Bitcoin hasn’t gone down, crime is no longer the dominant driver of the currency, with price speculators now running the show. According to a
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Attacker Installs Crypto Mining Malware on Over 170,000 Devices
Coinhive was installed on more than 170,000 devices in Brazil last month.
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ZEC
3 reasons why Crypticcoin will be a top 3 privacy coin alongside ZCash (ZEC) & Monero...
There is no doubt that there is a good future for privacy coins. Big businesses will never be comfortable with broadcasting their financial transactions for everyone to see. Regulators seem to understand this too, which explains why ZCash (ZEC) was added to a regulated exchange like Coinbase. But even in the privacy coins market, there is lots of coins, and very few of them will emerge as winners due to the competitive nature of the market. One privacy coin that is set to thrive in this market is Crypticcoin.
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Monero (XMR) Price Analysis: Trends of August 9-15, 2018
Resistance levels: $130, $140, $150 Support levels: $110, $100, $90 XMRUSD Long-term Trend: Bearish Monero has been trending downwards for months. The southwards movement started early in 2018 and the 50-day EMA crossed the 200-day EMA downward. Recently, the cryptocurrency tried to retrace upwards but more sellers came in at the resistance level of $150, and price slid further southwards. In the daily chart, the price is close to the 50-day EMA, which connotes possibility of a downwards trend continuation. Now, the price close to the strong
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DEA Agent: Privacy Coins Lack Liquidity and There Are “Ways of Tracking Them”
According to an agent for the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bitcoin is used more than its more private competitors due to its higher liquidity. Speaking on the shift in the most common purpose of cryptocurrency transactions, DEA special agent Lilita Infante said that cryptocurrency has shifted from primarily used for illicit means to a majority speculative purpose. Additionally, according to Infante, the vast majority of illicit transactions are still done in Bitcoin, rather than coins such as Monero and Zcash with enhanced privacy featur
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US DEA ‘Actually Wants’ Criminals to Keep Using Bitcoin
A US Drug Enforcement Administration agent has told mainstream press she “wants” criminals to use cryptocurrencies because it makes them easier to track. ‘I Want Them To Keep Using Them’ Speaking to Bloomberg August 7, Lilita Infante, who takes part in the agency’s 10-person Cyber Investigative Task Force, said investigators had “a lot of tools” to monitor criminal activity thanks to Blockchain. “The blockchain actually gives us a lot of tools to be able to identify people,’’ she told the publication. I actually want them to keep using [cry
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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Ambushes Tron and Monero, Going For IOTA
At the moment, Ethereum Classic (ETC) is ahead of Tron and Monero and its running after IOTA. Nothing is behind this progress than series of announcements made about the coin by Coinbase. Last week Friday, shortly after Coinbase announced that it is adding Ethereum Classic to its platform, there was euphoria in the cryptocurrency community resulting in the price of ETC moving from $14.22 to $ 16.92. As at press time, Ethereum Classic is at the 11th position, a point ahead of Tron which hangs at the 12th position and Monero at the 13th positi
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Iranian Crypto Ransomware Threat Will Rise in Today’s Geopolitical Climate, Report Pre...
A new report from Accenture states that Iran-based ransomware demanding payment in crypto is on the rise and will further escalate in the current geopolitical climate
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Crypto Exchange Body In Japan Seeks Official Recognition
Japan’s Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), an association of 16 licensed domestic crypto exchanges, has formally applied for a license from the country’s Financial Services Agency (FCA) to form a self-regulatory body. The JVCEA, which was formed earlier this year following the Coincheck hack, said the license would grant the association the title of “certified fund settlement business association,” which will enable them to legally contribute “to the sound development of the virtual currency exchange industry and the protection of
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DEA Agent: Bitcoin Now Used More for Speculation Than Drug Deals
According to a DEA agent, far more Bitcoin is being used for speculation than to facilitate crimes. That said, the number of Bitcoin used in various criminal acts is still rising. DEA Use Blockchain Analysis to Identify Those Using Bitcoin for Illegal Purposes It used to be the case that most Bitcoin being transacted was used illegally. When Lilita Infante of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) first began to notice the cryptocurrency appearing in her cases, data derived from the ledger of transactions showed that around 90% of all
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XMR
Over 200,000 routers in Brazil, Moldova succumb to Monero cryptomining attack
It’s barely a week, and Monero (XMR) is on the spotlight again. According to recent reports, a malicious malware has been attacking over 200,000 routers in Brazil to mine the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. The hackers have been attacking a particular brand of routers called MikroTik in order to conduct their operations. According to a Trustwave report, hackers used MikroTik routers after their system become vulnerable back in April. Upon realizing the security flaw, the MikroTik development team released a security patch to fix the issue; ho
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Bitcoin Donations Surge for Neo-Nazi Groups ahead of Unite the Right
Last year an alt-right group aligning with neo-nazi ideologies gathered in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. The conflict between the protesters and counter-protesters resulted in the death of Heather Heyer as well as igniting a long-simmering fight between right and left in the United States. The fallout from the event reached the Oval Office as President Donald Trump was compelled to comment. Funding the Alt-right Authorities are on red alert for this year’s Unite the Right rally which is scheduled for August 11, 2018, in Was
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US DEA: Criminal Activity in Cryptocurrency Has Dropped 80 Percent Since 2013
US Drug Enforcement Agency confirms major use of crypto is speculative trading, not crime
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Questions over whether it’s a good time to buy Monero (XMR) or not have been raised after a series of glitches have been discovered. According to a recent report on The Next Web, the privacy-centric cryptocurrency has a number of security flaws that have only been uncovered following a recent hack. Although the vulnerabilities have been described as minor, creative criminals were able to penetrate the cracks and, essentially, forge their own Monero. Tracking the source of the problem, a post on HackerOne pointed out that flaw in the transacti
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Monero Cryptomining Attack Affects Over 200,000 ISP-Grade Routers Globally
Four months after a security patch for MikroTik routers was released, some of the users of the devices who ignored fixing the vulnerability have now been turned into unwitting miners of Monero. Known as CVE-2018-14847 the security flaw in MikroTik routers is being exploited with a view of installing the Coinhive cryptocurrency mining script in The post Monero Cryptomining Attack Affects Over 200,000 ISP-Grade Routers Globally appeared first on CCN
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Crypto Hackers Exploit MikroTik Routers To Mine Monero
Over 170,000 MikroTik routers are reportedly being exploited by hackers to mine Monero, according to Chicago-based IT security company Trustwave. At the end of July, Trustwave security researcher Simon Kenin noticed that routers manufactured by MikroTik, a Latvian company that develops wireless ISP systems, were showing a big surge in use of a program called Coinhive, which allows a user to mine Monero. Kenin reportedly found that all of the iterations of Coinhive were using the same key, which means that all of the mining rewards were being
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The Anatomy of a Successful BItcoin Ransomware Attack and How to Prevent Becoming a V...
In early 2016, reports of a particularly crippling ransomware attack began to surface. While many of the victims were based in the U.S., the attacks were also witnessed in other parts of the world. The ransomware has proceeded to be active since then and continues to update and better itself with each version released. What Is SamSam? Leading security outfit Sophos has released a paper detailing the specifics of the ransomware.
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Coinbase Custody Looking to Add XRP, EOS, and 35 Other Coins and Tokens
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced on Friday, August 3 that it is looking into the idea of adding 40 new digital assets to its custodial assets, Coinbase Custody. This announcement was made in a blog post, with Coinbase listing coins such as Ripple (XRP), Monero (XMR) and EOS Coinbase, however, noted that the crypto assets will […]
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Crypto-Jacking Scheme Discovered in Brazil Could Spread Worldwide
There are 70,000 infected routers in Brazil and 170,820 worldwide.
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Monero Glitch Allowed Hackers to Steal XMR From Crypto Exchanges
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Monero [XMR] mining malware hijacks Brazil: Claims 200,000 victims
On the 3rd of August, a group of Brazilian systems were infected by a malicious software that targets a specific brand of routers for its activities. This was discovered by, Simon Kenin, a TrustWave researcher who said that the router MicroTik is being targeted and over 200,000 routers were secretly programmed for mining Monero [XMR] across the country. The cybercriminals were able to hack their way into the system using a malevolent code that covertly runs coinhive in the backend. In the case of Monero, it uses CPUs and coinhive, a very well
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Ripple Might Finally Be Coming to Coinbase [But You Can’t Buy It]
Coinbase Custody has released a statement detailing its ongoing process of making a decision regarding new assets for storage, in what has become a pattern for Coinbase of recent. The statement, which appears on the official Coinbase blog specifies that the assets listed including Ripple (XRP), Monero (XMR) and EOS, are being considered for listing The post Ripple Might Finally Be Coming to Coinbase [But You Can’t Buy It] appeared first on CCN
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Coinbase Custody Service Is Considering Storage for XRP and More Digital Assets
The Coinbase Custody storage service made an announcement on the 3rd of August, that it was exploring a range of new digital assets. They however made it clear that they were not considering the assets for trading. The announcement clearly stated the following: Coinbase Custody is exploring the addition of many existing and forthcoming crypto assets for storage only, and will be working to add them as quickly and safely as possible. At this time, we have not yet considered these assets for trading. We are making this announcement internally
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Bug bounty hunter exposes Monero bug enabling theft from exchanges
Privacy-centric altcoin Monero was discovered to have been carrying a bug that allows hackers to steal coins directly from cryptocurrency exchanges. According to reports, the hackers managed to make use of old-fashioned social engineering to forge transaction data and use it to manipulate the support staff into crediting their accounts manually with extra XMR. The bug planted by the hackers multiplied the transactions, making it easier for the staff to approve dodgy transactions and credit these accounts. Reports showed that the attackers cou
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Monero’s (XMR) status as one of the more anonymous cryptocurrencies has been enhanced following a successful audit of the zk-SNARKs proofs on its blockchain. Initially deployed by Zcash, zk-SNARKs have emerged as the best way to ensure total anonymity while still providing proof of possession. In simple terms, zk-SNARK (Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge), allows one party to prove that a statement is true without revealing any information to another. Put another way, the statement itself is proof that the transacti
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This New Type of Mining Malware Threatens Users
A new type of cryptocurrency mining malware was identified at the beginning of this week dubbed ZombieBoy. Hackers are trying new solutions to illegally mine cryptocurrencies. Security researcher James Quinn has found a new type of mining malware this week. Tweet by Latest Hacking News cites: “ZombieBoy: New Crypto-Mining Malware Exploits Multiple CVEs.” The malware was named ZombieBoy according to the ZombieBoyTools kit it uses to process its first .DLL (Dynamic Link Library). The only difference between the new mining malware and Massminer
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New Mining Malware threatens crypto-world – ZombieBoy
Earlier this week, the presence of a new crypto mining malware was discovered named ZombieBoy. This malware started mining initially at $1000 per month. The existence of this threat was revealed by a Private security researcher, James Quinn Tweet by Latest Hacking News: “ZombieBoy: New Crypto-Mining Malware Exploits Multiple CVEs” ZombieBoy was named after its use of ZombieBoyTools kit, a kit which the malware uses in dropping its first .DLL or dynamic link library file. Similar to Massminer, except this Malware uses WinEggDrop to search for
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Monero Glitch Allowed Hackers To Steal XMR From Exchanges
The Next Web’s in-house cryptocurrency column recently reported that Monero, the foremost privacy-centric cryptocurrency, was subject to a relatively minor cybersecurity vulnerability. According to the technology news outlet, “inventive” hackers could create false transaction data via the copying of a simple line of code from the Monero wallet code base, which is open-sourced and easily accesible online. These malicious actors could then manipulate the amount of cryptocurrency shown by the wallet however they wanted, with each new line of co
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Bitcoin Not the Culprit for Russian Hacking Indictments
The ongoing narrative by the ABB (Anti-Bitcoin Brigade) is that Bitcoin – and most cryptocurrencies in general – are anonymous ways in which criminals can conduct their nefarious transactions online. The reality, however, is that the identity of transacting parties can be traced if investigators know what they’re looking for.  Russians Influencing US Elections The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently indicted twelve Russian intelligence agents, accusing them of hacking the online accounts of various US political officials. DOJ documents go
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Mobius to bring anonymity of Monero to Ethereum
At the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Barcelona last week, two researchers presented a plan to bring the anonymity of monero to the ethereum network with the catchline "Trustless Tumbling for Transaction Privacy".
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Monero Wallet Bug Sees Altex Exchange Suffer Major Loss
Monero was found to be carrying a bug which allowed theft from digital currency exchanges, according to the researcher who found the security hazard. In order of severity, the bug was ranked nine out of a possible 10. Bug bounty hunter Jason Rhineland disclosed that the exploit may be currently underway. Bug Bounty Hunter Discovers Vulnerability in Monero Wallet Jason Rhineland, a Canadian PhD candidate in Economics at Queen’s University with a primary research interest in agent-based modeling of economic phenomena, has submitted a post on Ha
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XMR
Reports out today highlight yet another security vulnerability within Monero XMR, a cryptocurrency designed for optimum privacy. Now we already know of the associations between Monero and malicious mining, but this marks another example of how XMR traders and investors have been put at risk, simply due to the markup of the currency. Before we continue I will highlight that this vulnerability has since been fixed. Reports state that hackers have been using XRM to create false transaction data which could then be sent to exchange staff to fool t
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XMR
Cryptocurrency Mining Scam Disguised as Indie Game Pulled from Steam
Valve, the parent company of popular gaming marketplace Steam, redacted a nefarious indie game that allegedly deployed cryptocurrency mining malware on user computers under the guise of an interactive application. Simple Game, Complicated Code As reported by VG24/7 on July 30, 2018, the game, called “Abstractism,” forced a victim computer to dedicate computing resources to validating cryptocurrency blocks on the hacker’s behalf, in a process popularly known as “cryptojacking.” Gamers further voiced concerns that the game’s developers created
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XMR
Abstractism Pulled from Steam after Allegations of Mining Monero
Abstractism, a simple platform based game, was pulled from the Steam Store on July 30, 2018, after allegations that the game was mining cryptocurrencies on players computers. The Whistleblower The game is a basic platformer meant to encourage relaxation during gameplay. However, players began noticing that though Abstractism was a simple arcade-style game with rudimentary graphics, it was using a significant amount of CPU and GPU power. Furthermore, the game developers encouraged users to keep the game running in at all times. This would pot
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XMR
MyMonero Desktop Wallet Released
The desktop application is a lightweight wallet and does not require the user to download the entire Monero blockchain
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Monero [XMR] mining leaves a trail: ‘Abstractism’ threatened
On 31st July, a game named Abstractism was removed from one of the video game platforms due to claims of crypto-mining activity. Abstractism had over 6000 users who purchased it from ‘Steam’ since its launch in mid-March. On ‘Crappy Games Wikipedia’, where it has been listed as a below average game, the reasons for it to sub-par are poor controls, bad graphics, over-priced game items and the presence of a cryptocurrency mining virus. Soon after its launch, gamers began complaining that it acted like a crypto-jacker. The game was very computer
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Market Pair Price Volume 24H Volume (%)
HitBTC XMR/BTC $95.07 $7.92M 38.03%
Binance XMR/BTC $95.07 $2.7M 12.96%
HitBTC XMR/USDT $94.95 $2.38M 11.44%
Bitfinex XMR/USD $95.07 $795,267 3.82%
Poloniex XMR/BTC $94.96 $737,614 3.54%
Bitfinex XMR/BTC $95.61 $730,857 3.51%
Exrates XMR/BTC $92.78 $614,635 2.95%
B2BX XMR/USDT $94.65 $497,281 2.39%
Kraken XMR/USD $95.77 $478,991 2.3%
Kraken XMR/EUR $95.00 $381,782 1.83%
OKEx XMR/BTC $94.48 $341,263 1.64%
HitBTC XMR/ETH $95.60 $308,370 1.48%
Bittrex XMR/BTC $95.63 $288,725 1.39%
Kraken XMR/BTC $95.37 $251,090 1.21%
Binance XMR/ETH $95.48 $246,595 1.18%
B2BX XMR/BTC $94.87 $197,333 0.95%
Exrates XMR/USD $92.26 $191,854 0.92%
Poloniex XMR/USDT $94.49 $182,319 0.88%
Bithumb XMR/KRW $96.68 $178,733 0.86%
BTC-Alpha XMR/BTC $95.18 $154,874 0.74%
OKEx XMR/USDT $94.20 $140,543 0.68%
CoinEx XMR/BTC $94.74 $104,180 0.5%
Livecoin XMR/BTC $93.35 $95,696 0.46%
Exmo XMR/BTC $93.04 $83,323 0.4%
Exmo XMR/USD $93.89 $75,331 0.36%
Bittrex XMR/USDT $94.07 $71,518 0.34%
Ovis XMR/TRY $94.24 $69,620 0.33%
DragonEX XMR/USDT $94.45 $52,629 0.25%
Huobi XMR/ETH $95.43 $52,029 0.25%
CoinEx XMR/BCH $94.72 $47,772 0.23%
Waves Decentralized Exchange XMR/BTC $93.91 $43,133 0.21%
Huobi XMR/BTC $95.21 $42,626 0.2%
Upbit XMR/KRW $96.32 $39,129 0.19%
Bittrex XMR/ETH $95.32 $31,442 0.15%
Gate.io XMR/USDT $94.75 $27,588 0.13%
OKEx XMR/ETH $94.31 $27,445 0.13%
Coinroom XMR/USD $91.73 $27,239 0.13%
Coinroom XMR/EUR $95.49 $25,532 0.12%
Coinroom XMR/GBP $91.75 $24,170 0.12%
Poloniex LTC/XMR $95.03 $22,664 0.11%
Coinroom XMR/PLN $100.72 $18,886 0.09%
Cryptopia XMR/BTC $94.31 $18,337 0.09%
Upbit XMR/BTC $94.43 $14,762 0.07%
Gate.io XMR/BTC $94.78 $11,409 0.05%
Poloniex DASH/XMR $94.69 $10,891 0.05%
Exmo XMR/EUR $94.43 $10,866 0.05%
Livecoin XMR/USD $98.34 $8,823 0.04%
Poloniex ZEC/XMR $97.62 $8,474 0.04%
B2BX B2BX/XMR $91.94 $5,976 0.03%
Crex24 XMR/BTC $94.72 $5,913 0.03%
Waves Decentralized Exchange XMR/WAVES $95.10 $4,313 0.02%
TradeOgre XMR/BTC $95.82 $3,558 0.02%
Upbit XMR/ETH $92.79 $3,212 0.02%
Upbit XMR/USDT $95.54 $2,668 0.01%
BitBay XMR/PLN $103.89 $1,492 0.01%
Cryptopia XMR/USDT $91.56 $1,416 0.01%
Poloniex BCN/XMR $92.17 $1,252 0.01%
Qryptos XMR/BTC $93.32 $1,190 0.01%
Cryptopia XMR/LTC $93.70 $1,042 0.01%
Poloniex NXT/XMR $92.51 $885 0%
LiteBit.eu XMR/EUR $95.45 $633 0%
Poloniex MAID/XMR $93.83 $284 0%
Trade Satoshi XMR/BTC $95.70 $247 0%
Braziliex XMR/BRL $94.71 $220 0%
BTC Trade UA XMR/UAH $87.30 $163 0%
Cryptopia XMR/DOGE $90.88 $119 0%
Poloniex BTCD/XMR $87.86 $115 0%
Trade Satoshi XMR/USDT $97.23 $92 0%
Stocks.Exchange XMR/BTC $90.10 $57 0%
Braziliex XMR/BTC $94.14 $32 0%
BitBay XMR/BTC $106.18 $25 0%
Graviex XMR/BTC $90.09 $8 0%
Bitbns XMR/INR $107.43 $2 0%
Trade Satoshi XMR/LTC $98.73 $2 0%
Coinut XMR/BTC $135.07 $0 0%
Coinut XMR/LTC $85.45 $0 0%
Coinut XMR/USDT $120.01 $0 0%
HitBTC XMR/DAI $99.51 $0 0%
SouthXchange XMR/USD $102.37 $0 0%
SouthXchange XMR/BTC $100.06 $0 0%
SouthXchange XMR/BCH $93.64 $0 0%
OpenLedger DEX XMR/BITCNY $119.29 $0 0%
OpenLedger DEX XMR/BTS $87.84 $0 0%
Cryptomate XMR/GBP $103.75 $0 0%
Tux Exchange XMR/BTC $100.10 $0 0%
Bitlish XMR/EUR $95.98 $0 0%
Bitlish XMR/BTC $90.41 $0 0%
Bisq XMR/BTC $109.06 $0 0%
Mercatox XMR/BTC $8,944.74 $0 0%
Coinbe XMR/BTC $117.63 $0 0%
Nanex XMR/NANO $96.64 $0 0%