Cryptocurrency

Why Cryptocurrency’s Future Needs More Women Behind The Scenes

Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender. In fact, most estimates suggest female participation in crypto—from adoption, to investment, to general use—only hovers somewhere around​ one to five percent.​ This reality stems

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Why This Massive Syscoin Heist Has Crypto Traders In A Cold Sweat

The cryptocurrency trading scene now defines the old adage, “every man for himself.” Without any form of government or state-backed regulation, a blockchain-based currency such as Bitcoin and its derivatives must rely solely on speculation to assess the flow of trading. With all the recent interest in this form of trading and the nature of their

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Must-Know Tips On How To Protect Your Bitcoin Wallet

Recent reports claimed that Rakhni, a ransomware strain, has developed a new coinminer component that allows it to sneak into the funds of Bitcoin users. Rakhni is said to have the ability to lurk around a targeted computer before inflicting an attack. It then can either infect a computer right after sneaking in or run

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Fixing the Gap in the Cryptocurrency Security

23,952,849 Blockchain wallets, that is the total estimated number of entities that engage with cryptocurrency as of the first quarter of 2018 based on the study conducted by Statistica. The growth of the use of blockchain technology was very quick, as this new trend for speculative investment has expanded from a mere 3 million wallets

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Bank Trojans On The Rise According To Cybersecurity Report

Cybercriminals are now targeting higher value victims than ransomware can ever net them. According to enterprise security provider named Proofpoint in their recently released 2018 Q1 Quarterly Threat Report, banking Trojans have infected more computers than ransomware for the same period last year. Banking Trojans are credential stealing malware that targets online banking depositors using

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Common Cryptocurrency Problems and How to Prevent Them

Cryptocurrency are considered to be the same as electronic money. It means that they also have the same problems as classic e-payment systems. The operating principles specific to cryptocurrencies sometimes make the problems more likely to occur, and thus more alarming. Moreover, the same principles are responsible for a certain number of risks unique to

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How To Defend Yourself From New Cryptocurrency Malware

New malware have been discovered in the cryptocurrency world. Based from a blog post by Radware, reports about a discovery by cybersecurity researchers. Cybercriminals are able to abuse a Chrome plugin named “Nigelify” with a malware code in order to steal personal information and secretly mine cryptocurrency. The Chrome extension is able to bypass Google’s

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This Ransomware Went From Stealing Passwords To Hijacking PCs

An interesting piece of news- a malicious website which was in fact set up to make visitors pay a cryptocurrency ransom has now reportedly changed its course. Now, instead of asking for a ransom, the malicious website hijacks your system’s processing power and does cryptocurrency mining, in the background. This malicious website was designed as

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