cryptocurrency

Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

Litecoin Cash: Beware today’s “free coins”

This afternoon - or maybe just a tiny bit later - Litecoin owners will be given free Litecoin Cash. It's not quite that simple, but that's the basis for the recent jolt in price of Litecoin across several exchanges. The point at which each Litecoin will be worth a certain amount of Litecoin Cash is at block height 171111 - but what's that mean?

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Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari, it would seem, is a company of many hats these days. The company launched itself back into the spotlight with the reveal of its Linux-based Ataribox, and we can even take the "many hats" idiom literally in this case, as it has also lent its name to the Atari Speakerhat, a baseball cap with speakers built into the brim. Atati isn't stopping there, and now it's made what is perhaps its strangest announcement yet.

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Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Over the past week a number of banks and credit card companies issued Bitcoin sales brands like Coinbase to switch their MCC code. As a result, loads of cash have begun moving with little to no notice from said banks to Coinbase customers. In addition, it would appear that Coinbase users are having errors in which their accounts are charged multiple times for the same transaction, resulting in hundreds or thousands of dollars gone missing. We recommend you take action immediately.

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Bitcoin price rambles back toward $10k, but there be fools

Bitcoin price rambles back toward $10k, but there be fools

Round prices seem to continue to command the minds of traders in the Bitcoin universe, especially when it comes to the most popular of cryptocurrencies. Just as it happened when the price of Bitcoin VS USD nearly met 20k, now here once again, there's a bit of a hurdle. After Bitcoin went over 19K USD, it tumbled down to $6k. Now not long after that trip, the price is rumbling back up over $9k.

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This bitcoin miner could end the GPU shortage

This bitcoin miner could end the GPU shortage

Cryptocurrency mining fever is behind GPU shortages and increased prices, leaving many PC gamers unhappy, but that reality could be changing soon. According to sources, Bitmain is planning to launch Ethereum ASIC Miner F3 with 72GB of DDR3 DRAM. The launch is expected to happen in the second quarter of this year, giving crypto-enthusiasts a new option for mining their favorite digital coins.

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Litecoin price jolts on Cash fork scam

Litecoin price jolts on Cash fork scam

Litecoin ($LTC) is supposed to have a fork today that'll give users 1 Litecoin Cash for every 1LTC coin they hold. The key phrase in that sentence is "supposed to." That'll happen at block 1,371,111, the creators of Litecoin Cash suggest. This news sent the price of Litecoin jolting upward. But this news might not actually be true - so to speak.

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Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

The online publication Salon has turned toward cryptocurrency mining as a potential way to make up for lost advertisement revenue. Visitors who use adblock while on the Salon website are being asked to either disable the ad-blocking software, which would allow advertisements to run, or to authorize the website to mine cryptocurrency temporarily using the visitor's computer.

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Bitcoin stock price OR why $ETC is jumping

Bitcoin stock price OR why $ETC is jumping

This afternoon the price of Bitcoin hovering in at right around $8500 (or thereabouts) while the price of Ethereum Classic ($ETC) jolts upward. Why would this classic version of Ethereum move at such a pace here near the middle of February, 2018, while Bitcoin jumps around a price point it's hovered near the last week? There's an airdrop coming - that's why. An airdrop is headed toward ETC at an alarming pace, and quite a few users aren't about to miss it, regardless of the price.

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Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

News of eBay's switch from Paypal sent both stocks reeling at the tail end of January 2018 - now there's word that eBay's new partner might be their key to Bitcoin. The auction site teamed up with payment service Adyen, replacing for the first time their primary payment company since Paypal was acquired in 2002. Adyen, in turn, at one point partnered with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments.

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Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

Telegram flaw targets crypto users with Russian miners

A new flaw in Telegram messaging - and quite possibly in other platforms as well - flips the text in a file share to mislead users. This flipped bit of text suggests that the user is being sent an image file, for example - but in reality, the file is anything but. In an example given this morning by the folks at Kaspersky Lab at Secure List, a user might send a PNG file, but when it's accessed, it becomes an executable javascript file - of the malicious sort.

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Bitcoin price just rebounded 50%: Watch the bounce

Bitcoin price just rebounded 50%: Watch the bounce

Over the weekend the price of Bitcoin rambled its way up to over $9k, coming up on a set of stairs from its recent plunge below $7,500 just this past week. That's quite a drop below its nearly-$20k high in December of 2017 - and it looks a whole lot like chaos to most users that haven't been paying close attention to the market past a half year ago.

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US, UK government websites infected by cryptomining malware

US, UK government websites infected by cryptomining malware

Governments originated from the need to not only govern but also protect citizens, though some will probably dispute how much that still applies today. It is with a bit of irony, then, that some government websites have become unwilling, not to mention unknowing, vehicles to actually harm their own citizens. It has just recently come to light that thousands of websites, including those run by US and UK governments, have become infected by cryptocurrency mining malware, causing anyone who visits those sites to generate money for still unidentified miscreants.

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