cryptocurrency

Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business
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In its latest bid for relevance, Atari is glomming onto the cryptocurrency craze. The company is hoping to bolster its gambling business in Europe with Atari Token, according to Bloomberg. "Our aim is to take strategic positions with a limited cash r…

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Salon to ad-blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?
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Enlarge / Salon’s new message for ad-blockers. (credit: Salon) Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an […]

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Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack
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It's not just private companies' websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive's notorious Monero miner, many of t…

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Bitcoin Won't Be the Dark Web's Top Cryptocurrency For Long
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Bitcoin has essentially become the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that’s a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web. From a report: Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, looked through 150 of the dark web’s top marketplaces and forums and found that bitcoin’s boom is driving shady characters away from the cryptocurrency. […]

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Samsung confirms it is making ASIC chips for cryptocurrency mining
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 Fresh from toppling Intel as the planet’s biggest seller of chipsets, Samsung has confirmed that it has begun manufacturing ASIC chips which are used to mine bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies. “Samsung’s foundry business is currently engaged in the manufacturing of cryptocurrency mining chips. However we are unable to disclose further details regarding our… Read More

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Tech to Watch in 2018: Cryptocurrency, AI, Wearables
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Guesswork is often involved in predicting the “next big thing” — but with CES just a week away, the future is almost now. The annual international trade show, as well as other industry events following one after another means there will be no shortage of product announcements, technology unveilings, and proclamations about the tech of […]

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Bitcoin’s price plunges amid broad cryptocurrency sell-off
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Enlarge (credit: Bitcoincharts.com) After rocketing to a high above $19,500 last Sunday, bitcoin’s price has been steadily dropping this week. Those losses accelerated overnight, with the cryptocurrency falling below $13,000. Bitcoin’s losses come amid a broad cryptocurrency selloff. As of Friday morning, every major cryptocurrency was posting double-digit 24-hour losses. Ethereum is down 28 percent […]

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Websites use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser
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Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources […]

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City council member resigns over cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme
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(credit: GEMCOINS -AFG) A Southern California city council member resigned from his position Tuesday evening after being named as a defendant in a new lawsuit involving a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency known as Gemcoin. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had sued an Arcadia-based company over an alleged Ponzi scheme resulting in a […]

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