European Union law enforcement agency Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing role of zcash, monero and ether on the darknet. In the 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), Europol states that, although bitcoin is still the preferred currency in cybercrime, the landscape is beginning to evolve, with “monero, ethereum and zcash … gaining popularity within the digital underground.” The research document analyzes the differing desirability of these cryptocurrencies for cybercriminals, and concludes that monero is increasingly popular due to the “additional security and privacy features it offers.” “Transactions cannot be attributed to any […]
In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a monetary system doesn’t need a central authority, like a government, to work. That’s such a potent idea that it’s morphed into a battle among crypto-enthusiasts between good—that is, “decentralized”— currencies and evil ones, or anything with a whiff of “centralization,” that are assumed to threaten the utopian view of cryptocurrencies as the vehicle for a new financial world order. Do these arguments hold any water? Emin Gün Sirer, a cryptocurrency expert at Cornell University, says in many cases the jury’s still […]
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In May 2018, TokenPay Swiss AG joined with WEG Bank in Germany. The former attained a 9.9 percent stake in the bank, along with the option to purchase as much as 90 percent, pending regulatory approval. On July 10, 2018, that 9.9 percent stake has been transacted to the Litecoin Foundation in exchange for a marketing and technology service agreement that could greatly benefit TokenPay. Under current German banking laws, a business cannot own more than 9.9 percent of any bank without legislative support. Should TokenPay earn the approval it needs, the company will purchase the rest of the bank’s […]
How to buy and sell Bitcoin Bitcoin is becoming too hot for criminals so they’re switching to more obscure cryptocurrencies such as monero, according to European law enforcement officials. Just as bitcoin has skyrocketed in value and popularity, so has the attention given to the digital currency by law enforcement agencies, making it a less attractive method of payment in the criminal world. Europe’s top law enforcement official — Europol executive director Rob Wainwright — tweeted Tuesday that there will be a “progressive shift in 2018 towards criminal use of cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin.” That shift makes it “more challenging […]
Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US SEC Releases Memorandum From Meeting Over Bitcoin ETF Proposal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published a memorandum from a meeting about the Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) proposal from VanEck and SolidX that included EC Commissioner Elad L. Roisman and his counsels Dean Conway, Matthew Estabrook, and Christina Thomas, along with representatives […]
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Cybercriminals are using Messenger to infect computers with malware that mines cryptocurrency. Security researchers the Trend Micro cyber security firm said “Digmine” is targeting as many machines as possible, in order to earn monero – an alternative to bitcoin – for its creators It could also help cyber criminals completely take over a Facebook account, the researchers added. The bot was detected by cyber security firm Trend Micro, which says “Digimine” is designed to look like a video file. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and all other major cryptocurrencies crash It only works when it is spread via the desktop version of Messenger, on […]
The Canadian government has launched a trial to explore the use of technology in making government research grant and funding information more transparent to the public. For the trial, the National Research Council (NRC) is using the Catena Blockchain Suite, a Canadian-made product built on the Ethereum blockchain, to publish funding and grant information in real time. When the NRC creates or amends a grant, the pertinent information is stored on the Ethereum blockchain, and posted on an online database that Canadians can peruse. READ MORE: Federal government exploring ‘blockchain’ technology to boost innovation economy “Blockchains provide the ultimate in transparency and […]