Bitcoin might once again be losing some face. After a series of controversies surrounding the once-popular Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, the cryptocurrency might soon be put under a microscope after one miner has been noticed to be providing 51 percent of the whole network's computational power and putting the currency's security in jeopardy.
While a bit concerning to many and troublesome for even more, bitcoin isn’t illegal. It’s also been deemed a commodity, tradable if you can find a partner who wants to swap virtual coins for goods. In what can be seen as a bit of a reversal in their stance on bitcoin, Apple has updated their App Store review guidelines to be a touch more specific about bitcoin apps.
While the official download and physical copies of Watch Dogs will be available on the 27th - this Tuesday - cracked and broken versions are appearing on torrent sites across the web. One - or more - of these downloads are also appearing with less-than-pleasing contents for the unsuspecting thief.
Android users beware; a new bit of malware has been spotted hiding inside apps on the Google Play store. The malware is called BadLepricon and it is designed to harness your smartphone or tablet to mine for Bitcoin. Bitcoin mining is very resource intensive so the malware would likely impact battery life and increase heat production of your device significantly if present.
A new category for digital items has been added to eBay making waves because of the trading potential it brings to the marketplace. The category in question is “Virtual Currency”, which will make selling Bitcoins, dogecoin, crypto currency miners, and mining contracts an easy task.