Tag Archives: cryptocurrencies and tokens

Malware Mines Monero On Cloud Servers

Researchers Xingyu Jin and Claud Xiao, of the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, published a report yesterday, January 17, regarding Monero mining malware from threat actor Rocke. The malware is said to disable cloud security software to avoid detection and mine Monero using exiting cloud servers. According to the report, Rocke’s malware targets public cloud infrastructure running on… Read More »

Norwegian Kidnappers Demand Ransom In Monero

January 10, 2019 12:20 AM It is unclear whether Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen is still alive. The wife of an affluent Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and the kidnappers have demanded a ransom be paid in cryptocurrency, according to a January 9 article in Norway’s VG newspaper. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of multimillionaire real estate mogul Tom Hagen,… Read More »

Ethereum Classic Hit By 51 Percent Attack

Details are sketchy, but the network has asked exchanges and mining pools to up confirmation times on transactions. Bitfly, which operates the Etherchain and Ethernodes block explorers as well as an ETC mining pool, has confirmed that the Ethereum Classic network has been hit with a 51 percent attack. CoinNess, an apparently China-based coin journal that claims funding… Read More »

Texas Banking Commissioner Details Possible Stablecoin Regulation

Stablecoin issuers may need to apply for licenses to operate in Texas. Texas Banking Commissioner Charles Cooper published a supervisory memorandum last week that outlines how the Texas Department of Banking will treat cryptocurrencies. Focusing on how to assess fiat-backed stablecoins, it builds on a state memorandum from 2014 and expresses its interpretation of the Texas Money Services… Read More »

BitTorrent To Release TRON Token For Faster Downloads

The TRON Foundation hopes this move will lead to mass adoption among BitTorrent’s 100 million users. Today, the TRON Foundation and BitTorrent Foundation announced plans to release a BitTorrent-specific TRON token that will be made available on Binance Launchpad to non-US accounts. The BitTorrent token, called BitTorrent (BTT), will be issued by the BitTorrent Foundation, and allow holders… Read More »