01Sep/19

Bitcoin Mining Farms Are Flourishing on the Ruins of Soviet Industry in Siberia

The Takeaway: Russia’s abandoned Soviet-era factories are enjoying a second life as cryptocurrency mining facilities. Siberia’s big hydropower plants (another legacy of the USSR) have lured miners with cheap electricity. The favorableRead More…

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26Aug/19

Brazil Central Bank Adopts IMF Guidelines for Crypto Classification

The Central Bank of Brazil has moved to classify bought or sold cryptocurrency assets per International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines. Brazil’s central bank announced its decision on Aug. 26. With the newRead More…

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24Jun/19

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESETRead More…

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21Jun/19

Bitmain Shifting IPO Plans to the US on Growing Bitcoin Optimism

Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain is revisiting plans for an initial public offering (IPO,) Bloomberg reported on June 21. The company had filed to list an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, but theRead More…

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13Jun/19

Trend Micro: Outlaw Hacking Group’s Botnet Is Now Spreading a Monero Miner

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro claims to have detected a web address spreading a botnet featuring a monero (XMR) mining component alongside a backdoor. The malware was described on Trend Micro’s official blogRead More…

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06Jun/19

Beware: Cryptohopper Clone Spreads Trojans Through New Malware Campaign

Twitter user and malware researcher Fumik0_ has discovered a new website that spreads cryptocurrency malware, according to a report by Bleeping Computer on June 5. According to the report, the host forRead More…

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30May/19

China Authorities Probe Alleged Illegal Bitcoin Mining Sites at Hydro Plants

Government authorities in China’s Sichuan province are reportedly probing into local bitcoin mining farms that have allegedly been constructed without official approval. A state-owned newspaper in Sichuan published a front-page article on ThursdayRead More…

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