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Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incident Response Team — indicates that in Q1 2019 the ransomware landscape saw a sharp increase in the average ransom…

Bitcoin Approaches $3,700 as Top Cryptos Report Gains

Bitcoin Approaches $3,700 as Top Cryptos Report Gains

Tuesday, Jan. 15 — all the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate gains in the 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has approached $3,700 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up nearly 3 percent on the day, trading at around $3,680. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price…

Crypto Markets Stabilize With Scant Price Action Across the Board

Crypto Markets Stabilize With Scant Price Action Across the Board

Thursday, Jan. 17: crypto markets are stable, with major coins seeing negligible price change over the 24 hours to press time. Most of the top ten cryptocurrencies seeing only mild losses, capped within a 2-3 percent range. Almost half the coins in the top ten-twenty range have tipped slightly into green, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360…

Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision had been brewing for at least two decades, at least since the rise of the cypherpunk movement in the early 1990s. The…

Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures, told CNBC during a panel discussion…

Regulatory Arbitrage in Crypto Will Intensify

Regulatory Arbitrage in Crypto Will Intensify

Monero (XMR) core developer Riccardo “Fluffypony’” Spagni has said he expects regulatory arbitrage to become an increasingly prevalent and impactful phenomenon in the crypto space in coming years. Spagni made his remarks during a panel at the annual “Innovate Finance” event, hosted by digital assets liquidity provider E8 Partners in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 25. Spagni began by dismissing the…

New Instance of Monero Malware Sees Cryptojackers Target Linux Users

New Instance of Monero Malware Sees Cryptojackers Target Linux Users

More cryptocurrency mining malware continues to target major corporations, hijacking victims to mine altcoin Monero (XMR), new research warned on Feb. 5. Findings from the Special Ops team at United States cybersecurity company JASK reveal a modified version of trojan Shellbot has become increasingly prevalent since its debut in November last year. The perpetrators, the company says, appear to be…