Tag: Bitcoin

French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases

A cop working for the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (the French national domestic surveillance agency) used the darknet marketplace Black Hand to sell access to France’s prodigious national surveillance apparatus to criminals: give him a phone number and he’d track its location; give him a name and he’d tell you whether that […]

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Construction to begin on 36 megawatt Moroccan wind farm for Bitcoin mining

Enlarge / An artist’s rendering of a combination Bitcoin mine and turbine farm. reader comments 10 Share this story Morocco has a lot of prime real estate for wind energy along its southern coast. But without robust transmission lines to move electricity from there to more populated centers, a traditional wind energy company might wait […]

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SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (By Trevor Hunnicutt and Michelle Price, Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from coming to market. Staff at the SEC on Wednesday rejected applications for new funds from three […]

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And now a verified ‘Donald J. Trump’ Twitter account is scamming crypto

Well, he *might* tweet something that dumb…Image: screenshot/twitter By Jack Morse2018-08-01 19:52:39 UTC President Donald J. Trump has made a lot of absurd promises over the course of his career, but free cryptocurrency is still not one of them. Though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as a verified Twitter account bearing his name […]

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Great, Now Games Are Hijacking Systems With Cryptocurrency Miners

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, it became trendy to hijack browsers with cryptocurrency mining extensions typically based on Monero. After briefly being floated as a means by which legitimate, ad-supported websites could theoretically earn money other than advertising (a lovely idea, if […]

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Gambio’s GAMB is a decentralized online ecommerce marketplace

Blockchain technology and the associated cryptocurrencies have been disrupting almost every industry this year. But ecommerce is one sector that is not well-served at present, despite the prevalence of blockchain marketing solutions. Ecommerce platform provider Gambio hopes to change that with the launch of GAMB (Global Alliance of Merchants on the Blockchain). Using distributed ledger technology, GAMB is intended […]

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Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF got rejected a second time, but…

Better luck next time, guys.Image: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2018-07-27 09:17:12 UTC The SEC has rejected a second proposal to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust on the Bats BZX Exchange, which would essentially be the launch of the first Bitcoin ETF. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency […]

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The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Guiron University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief scientist of Secret Double Octopus. The world stands at the cusp of one of the greatest […]

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Kairos wants to stop cryptocurrency theft with facial recognition software

Facial recognition company Kairos today announced the alpha release of the Kairos Protocol, a biometrics verification system for cryptocurrency transactions to verify the person connected to a wallet and prevent theft through blockchain transactions. In addition to facial recognition scans, the protocol can also verify a person associated with an account through voice, fingerprint, or […]

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Russian hackers used bitcoin to fund election interference, so prepare for FUD

The indictment filed today against 12 Russians accused of, among other things, hacking the DNC and undermining Hillary Clinton’s campaign also notes that the alleged hackers paid for their nefarious deeds with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This unsavory application of one of tech’s current darlings will almost certainly be wielded against it by opportunists of […]

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