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postheadericon Cryptocurrency in kilowatt hours: Counting the costs of anonymous transactions

The energy costs are not the only charges in a transaction: the bitcoin network itself levies a charge which, according to a blog from Valve, the gaming provider behind the Steam network, has skyrocketed from $ 0.20 in 2016 to $ 20 per transaction today

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postheadericon Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex plagued by DDoS attacks

The cast of characters behind the attacks, or their motives, are unclear. However, the onslaughts come at a time when the bitcoin price hits new highs, possibly triggering efforts on the part of cybercriminals to manipulate and cash in on the price.

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postheadericon Fake cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

With all the hype around cryptocurrencies, cybercriminals are trying to grab whatever new opportunity they can – be it hijacking users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrencies via browsers or by compromising unpatched machines, or various scam schemes utilizing phishing websites and fake apps.

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postheadericon Cryptocurrency web mining: In union there is profit

Cryptocurrency mining has been used by cybercriminals to make a quick and easy profit while corrupting the victim’s machine in the process.

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postheadericon State sponsored cryptocurrency: Could it ever be a reality?

Cryptocurrencies work on a decentralized methodology, there is no sever or centralized place that holds account details and transactions.

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postheadericon Chinese cryptocurrency crackdown

China banned the raising of funds using token-based digital currencies and deemed the practice illegal on Monday, in a move seen as an attempt to impose more regulations on the virtual market.

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