Contradicting Reports Emphasize The Rise And Fall Cryptojacking

Following reports that the alleged Capital One hacker was using servers to mine crypto, cryptojacking is on the tip of the space’s tongue. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to how prevalent cryptojacking is, with a recently released study from McAfee Labs and information from the cybersecurity firm Bad Packets suggesting malicious miners are both on the rise and experiencing a downward trend.

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What’s Being Built – and What’s Not – on 2019’s Smart Contract Blockchains

Has anyone checked in with EOS lately, to see how it’s doing? How about Tezos – any signs of life there? In mid 2017, two of the largest token sales in history birthed two smart contracting platforms that promised to topple Ethereum and usher in an era of fast and low-cost value transfer with dApps for everyone. Two years on, news.Bitcoin.com decided it ought to perform a welfare check on the leading smart contracting platforms to look for signs of life. Also read: How Market Makers Inject Liquidity Into the…

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Check Out the New Featured Tokens on Bitcoin.com’s Markets Page

Markets.Bitcoin.com has just launched a Featured Tokens page, allowing coin creators with unique tokens to apply for a listing through a simple review process. Each token listed on Bitcoin.com’s upcoming exchange, launching Sep. 2, will also be listed at markets.Bitcoin.com, providing great exposure and detailed data for projects making a splash in the BCH community and elsewhere. Also Read: PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville Featured Tokens Galore Featured Tokens is a new section of markets.Bitcoin.com, displaying BCH-friendly tokens with unique selling points and offerings, vibrant…

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Bitcoin Facts: Altcoins, Opinions and the Way Towards Progress

Over 10 years has passed since Bitcoin was founded by Satoshi Nakamoto. Cryptocurrencies slowly began to change the economic landscape of the world and showed the people that there is something other than the rigged debt-fueled economy which drags the world down. The crypto market has definitely had its ups and downs but has flourished in the past few years. Incredible heights and lows were reached back in 2018 and many new cryptocurrencies were introduced by startups, organizations and even banks. Worldwide, blockchain technology is having a field day with…

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Nevada: Bitcoin ATMs, Other Services Should “Request Licensure Determination”

Nevada is bringing bitcoin ATMs more directly into the scope of its money transmitting regulations. The Nevada Financial Institutions Division (NFID) released a memo clarifying how bitcoin businesses, specifically those that facilitate exchange, may be regulated under existing state laws. “Over time, the NFID has monitored the growth and expansion of the blockchain, bitcoin, and virtual currency industries,” the memo reads. “Recently, several businesses and interested persons contacted the NFID to determine if a license was required to operate within the State of Nevada. Based upon the business model presented,…

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Macro Support Gives Way Under Anemic Demand

Summary: A strong round of selling has the bitcoin market testing daily, weekly and monthly support for the fourth time in over two months. Currently the support in the $9,400s is holding, but should it give way, we can expect to see a test of $8,700 to $8,200 range. This zone represents an untested weekly zone of support. If the market manages to rally, there is a strong level of resistance at $10,000. Although the market is looking anemic currently, should the demand surface that pushes us through $10,000 a major…

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Is Blockchain Payments Integration in Messenger Apps Good for Crypto?

The integration of DLT technology into messenger apps is expected to drive mainstream crypto adoption, but possibly at the expense of centralization. Many cryptocurrency analysts and industry representatives are predicting that the increasing integration of blockchain payments with messenger apps will comprise the catalyst for the next wave of mainstream distributed ledger technology (DLT) adoption. However, critics are warning that the blockchain payments integrated with messenger apps may undermine many of the core values underpinning cryptocurrency.  They predict that the majority of individuals’ economic activities may occur with centralized mediation…

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Unconfirmed: Boeing Joins IBM on Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council

American aircraft giant Boeing is joining the governing council of enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph, according to Coindesk. Major global aerospace manufacturer Boeing has reportedly joined the governing council of enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph. Ten members so far The American aircraft giant is the 10th firm in the list of Hedera’s governing council members, including tech giant IBM, Japanese financial holding company Nomura Holdings, Indian telecom Tata Communications and financial services firm FIS Global, Coindesk reported on Aug. 29.  According to the report, Boeing has not officially confirmed the…

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Scammers Target Canadian Bitcoin ATM Users With ‘Out of Order’ Sign

Winnipeg Bitcoin ATMs targeted with “out of order” signs. Fraudsters in Winnipeg, Canada, have targeted Bitcoin ATM users in the city by simply sticking a poster on the machine. Police issued a warning on Aug. 29 that following the instructions on the poster will lead to an irretrievable loss of their Bitcoin. Low-tech hack attack Even with a digital currency like Bitcoin, security ultimately lies in the hands of the user, and a simple attack can often be the most effective. Scammers in Winnipeg took exactly that tack. They attached…

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