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New Samourai Wallet Feature Makes Bitcoin Transactions Private

A 2-wallet Samourai Stowaway offers to make transactions private by masking user identity while keeping funds safe. Bitcoin Transactions Are Pseudo-Anonymous Bitcoin (BTC) 00 transactions are often described as anonymous because users can exchange the cryptocurrency without providing any personally identifying information. However, Bitcoin transactions…

Over $6 Billion in Daily Trading Volume Faked Across Top 100 Exchanges

A new report found that over 70% of the top 100 exchanges on CoinMarketCap are engaging in excessive wash trading from three to thousands of times their stated volume. [Note: This is a guest article submitted by researcher Marco Paez]  Two-Thirds of 24 Hour Trade…

United States is Number One in Cryptocurrency Crime, Data Shows

With the increasing popularity of digital assets, more sophisticated means are being developed to obtain ownership of these highly sought-after coins illegally. A recent study has put the United States at the heart of global cryptocurrency crime. The study also reports that cybercriminals have attacked…

Russian Intelligence Officers Mined Bitcoin To Fund Attacks Against U.S. Democracy

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The indictment alleges these officers used Bitcoin to fund their hacking operations. Russian Intelligence Officers Used Bitcoin On July 14, 2018, the DoJ indicted 12…

5 Common Ways to Lose Your Bitcoins (And How to Stop It)

While the Bitcoin network is secure, things like poor safekeeping methods, malware, and user error can part people from their hard-earned coins. Here are five things to watch out for as you navigate the confusing cryptocurrency waters.  Are your coins safe? Coins can be lost…

Factors That Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Higher Are Gathering Steam

The hacking of exchanges and relentless attacks from financial powers have, in the short run, adversely affected the price of Bitcoin. However, once the news about these adverse effects fades, investors will be able to turn their focus to several bright ongoing developments. What Doesn’t…

The Cryptocurrency Market Needs a Solution to the Hacking Menace

The Coinrail hack of June 10, 2018, led to the theft of more than $40 million in cryptocurrency. Although not one of the more prominent exchange platforms, the Coinrail hack is yet another reminder of the tenuous nature of the emerging digital currency landscape. More…

Operation Cryptosweep: Cryptocurrency Scammers Beware

A joint force, comprised of regulatory bodies from the U.S. and Canada, has announced that they will be facing cryptocurrency scams head-on and will investigate companies which do not practice the best principles. Coming Together to Form ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ The Texas State Securities Board has…

New Malware Uses Chrome Extensions for Crypto Mining

Researchers were able to detect malicious Chrome extensions that could be used for secret cryptocurrency mining. Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrency Users With the recent rise of digital asset traders and investors, many hackers and other cybercriminals are targeting cryptocurrency users. Many major cryptocurrency exchanges have also advised…

Nomura Unveils Institutional-Grade Cryptoasset Custody Service

A global venture called Komainu has been created to provide a secure digital asset custody solution for institutional investors. Partners in the venture include Nomura, a global financial services group, Ledger, a digital asset security solutions provider, and Global Advisor Holdings, an international investment house.…