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Hackers infect nearly 700,000 sites with Bitcoin-stealing malware

Hackers infect nearly 700,000 sites with Bitcoin-stealing malware

Cryptocurrency hackers have attacked one of the internet’s most used traffic analytics services, StatCounter, in order to siphon Bitcoin $BTC▼0.81% from users of online exchange desk Gate.io. In a targeted attack, hackers breached StatCounter to such an extent that over 688,000 websites were caught loading the malicious script, ZDNetreports.
Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Crypto markets have seen a lot movement today, with most of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing significant growth, and with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) spiking almost 21 percent by press time. Bitcoin Cash, the fourth top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has grown sharply from $473 at the beginning of the day to as high as $573 as of press time, which is the highest trading point of the cryptocurrency over the past month. Trading around $420 for the most part of the week, Bitcoin Cash started this upward trend on Nov. 2.
Ethereum CryptoKitties Creator Scores $15M From Google, Samsung

Ethereum CryptoKitties Creator Scores $15M From Google, Samsung

While the cryptocurrency market continues its mundane sideways price action, CryptoKitties, and its creator, Vancouver, Canada-based Dapper Labs, has continued to see growing interest from external investors, who seem to be enamored with the idea of Ethereum-based collectible cats. Per a report from Bloomberg, which was published on Thursday morning. the venture branches of Google (Alphabet), Samsung, and Venrock threw millions at Dapper Labs, a spinoff of the also Vancouver-based Axiom Zen, in an unexpected turn of events.
Hacked Canadian Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns to Twitter, Opens Refund Chat Room

Hacked Canadian Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns to Twitter, Opens Refund Chat Room

Following yesterday’s report that MapleChange had claimed to have been hacked and gone offline, the Canadian bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account has come back to life, and they have opened a Discord chat room in order to facilitate altcoin refunds. According to a tweet, they will not be refunding any litecoin or bitcoin deposits. Their main website remains offline.
Bitcoin turns 10 — how it went from an abstract idea to a $100 billion market in a decade

Bitcoin turns 10 — how it went from an abstract idea to a $100 billion market in a decade

Ten years ago, as Lehman Brothers was declaring bankruptcy and the global economy was lurching into recession, the idea for an alternative currency was being quietly built online. On Oct. 31, 2008, bitcoin was born — and in the past 10 years ,it has evolved from an anti-establishment hobby among coders to a household name on Wall Street. The first and most famous digital currency sparked mania among retail investors last year, and, despite being founded to bypass them, it has caught the attention of some of the world's most powerful institutions.
Bitcoin Could Theoretically Put Paris Climate Goals Out of Reach

Bitcoin Could Theoretically Put Paris Climate Goals Out of Reach

If bitcoin were to become a true global transactional currency, the electricity needed to mine it alone would generate enough carbon dioxide to push the planet beyond 2 degrees Celsius of warming within a quarter-century. The creation of new bitcoin requires immense computational effort, and therefore enormous amounts of energy.  “If this takes off it will be something that we will not be able to control,” said Camilo Mora, associate professor at the University of Hawaii and lead author of the analysis published this week in Nature Climate Change.
Exit Scam or Hack? Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange Drama

Exit Scam or Hack? Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange Drama

The operator of MapleChange took down all related websites, but then he was identified by internet detectives. MapleChange, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Edmonton in Canada, claims to have had all its money stolen. Many do not believe this story because the exchange deleted its internet presence, before re-appearing after people published the address of the owner.
Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba group, has announced that its Blockchain as a Service (Baas) is now available in South East Asia, the US and Europe. Alibaba Cloud BaaS only launched in China last August, and Alibaba says it has already successfully enabled development of blockchain applications in the public benefits system, logistics, and medical industries.
Is Bitcoin Secretly Messing with the Midterms?

Is Bitcoin Secretly Messing with the Midterms?

Four years after bitcoin was allowed in federal elections, most states are still in the dark about how to handle the donations. Democrat Brian Forde raised nearly half a million dollars of bitcoin for his unsuccessful bid for a California congressional seat this year but then had to field questions from election watchdogs about a contribution from Hong Kong. Republican Austin Petersen, a U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, received the largest single bitcoin donation in federal election history but was forced to return the virtual currency in June because it exceeded federal contribution limits.
Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT Supply

Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT Supply

The “Tether Treasury’s” USDT wallet has rapidly risen up the ranks to become the top holder of the stablecoin, suggesting that some market participants may have managed to successfully withdraw their holdings from circulation. The removal of roughly 28.5 percent of the total number of Tether in circulation has coincided with a significant depletion in the amount of USDT held in two wallets separately owned by Binance and Huobi.


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