Monthly Archives: January 2018

MyBit Partners With Alpine to Bring Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining to Investors

MyBit, an open source decentralised platform, has announced that it has teamed up with sustainable cryptocurrency mining company, Alpine Mining. MyBit is aiming to be a first-class platform by giving users the opportunity to invest in smart, Internet of Things … Continue reading

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Unsanitary Firefox gets fix for critical HTML-handling flaw

Versions 56 through 58 need patching, pronto   By Richard Chirgwin 30 Jan 2018   Mozilla’s cleaned up its act so you can clean up your Firefox browser   Mozilla has patched a nasty bug in Firefox, affecting releases in the version … Continue reading

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Major South Korean E-Commerce Firm’s Integration of Cryptocurrencies Will Fuel Adoption

WeMakePrice, one of South Korea’s largest e-commerce platforms, will integrate 12 cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Ripple, Qtum, and Bitcoin Cash to its existing payment application, to allow its consumers to pay for products using cryptocurrencies. Local mainstream media outlets … Continue reading

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Responds To Coincheck US$530M Hack

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) plans to take administrative actions against hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck after the company announced the loss of 523 million units of NEM cryptocurrency (about US$530 million) from a hack. The FSA suspects that a lack … Continue reading

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Ploutus.D Malware Variant Used in U.S.-based ATM Jackpotting Attacks

See Also First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs     January 29th, 2018  By Tom Spring   The United States Secret Service issued a warning on Friday to financial institutions citing “credible information” about “planned” attacks against U.S. cash machines using … Continue reading

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Coinbase CEO Praises Ethereum-Based Decentralized Airbnb Project

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, praised CryptoCribs, an Ethereum-based Airbnb competitor, who’ve delivered a commercially successful decentralized application without raising funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) model. As Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende previously stated, developers within the blockchain … Continue reading

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Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US army bases

January 28th, 2018  By Alex Hern   Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities   Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has … Continue reading

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Hacker Compromised Official phpBB Download Links

January 27th, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu     An unknown attacker has compromised download links for the phpBB forum software, according to a statement released today by the phpBB development team.   The hacker compromised only two downloads links, for … Continue reading

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Ubitquity Featured in Blockchain@UBC Real Estate Transaction Case Study

Blockchain startup Ubitquity has announced that it has been featured in a case study by Blockchain@UBC, focusing on the success of its real estate transaction pilot in Brazil. Last April, it was reported that the real estate startup was working … Continue reading

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Prominent VC: Robinhood and TT Integrating Bitcoin is “A Big Deal”

Spencer Bogart, a prominent venture capitalist and a partner at Blockchain Capital, stated that the integration of bitcoin from Robinhood and TT is a big deal. This week, Trading Technologies International Inc, better known as TT, has added Coinbase into … Continue reading

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