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Bitcoin is too hot for criminals. They’re using monero instead

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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 […]

Hackers infect Facebook Messenger users with malware that secretly mines bitcoin alternative monero

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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 […]

How private is Monero (XMR)? Focus on privacy coins – Crypto Recorder

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The discussion surrounding privacy oriented coins is not slowing down anytime soon. These coins ensure that user activities are not only hidden from the public eye but also untraceable. Governments are aware of privacy-focused coins and to be frank, most of them do not like this idea at all. Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have been delisting privacy coins in order to avoid conflict with the regulatory body in the country, the Financial Services Agency (FSA). The number of anonymous coins continues to increase in the cryptocurrency industry. Users are slowly becoming aware that most blockchains leave their transactions and details […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Dash, Monero

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The crypto markets are showing the first signs of bottoming out. Most cryptocurrencies are well above their yearly lows and are starting new uptrends. Every bull phase has a new set of leaders. Therefore, it is important to note the digital currencies that are pulling the market higher, as these are the ones that […]

Now You Can Buy Mariah Carey and G-Eazy Albums With Monero

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A group of well-known musicians including Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson and more has begun accepting the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero. The list of more than 40 top recording artists – Slayer, Weezer, G-Eazy, Sia and Fallout Boy are among those also included – comes as part of “Project Coral Reef,” which was put together by entrepreneur Naveen Jain and monero lead maintainer Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni. The online shopping initiative lets users buy albums and merchandise at a discounted cost, including 15% reductions on items from Carey’s store as well as those for Mötorhead, Alice Cooper and others. Backing up the initiative are Manhead Merchandise […]

North Korea hackers create malware to mine monero

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Researchers have discovered a piece of software that installs on a victim’s computer, mines a cryptocurrency called monero, and sends it to North Korea.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The cryptocurrency market capitalization has risen above the $215 billion mark once again. A resilient Bitcoin was the main reason for the pullback. If the leader holds ground, the investors gain confidence and start entering the markets. Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital is looking to raise $175 million for its third venture fund. […]

Monero Kids Boutique: Dalston shop selling organic clothing and hand-made black dolls | Islington, Archway, Finsbury Park and Holloway News – Islington Gazette

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Monero Kids Boutique: Businesswoman opens Dalston store selling hand-crafted black dolls PUBLISHED: 13:45 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 18 February 2019 Sandra Monero with the dolls she designs and dresses at her Balls Pond Road shop. Picture: Polly Hancock A businesswoman has opened a children’s boutique in Dalston selling organic clothing and hand-crafted black dolls inspired by the women in her life. Sandra Monero’s dolls – Harley D, Honey and Ellie. Picture: Polly Hancock Sandra Monero, of Stoke Newington, launched Monero Kids Boutique in Balls Pond Road last year after seeing the unit lying empty one day. She had […]

Fortnite Merchandise Store Starts ’Exclusively’ Accepting Monero as Payment Method

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Retail Row, the merchandise store for the online video game Fortnite, has started “exclusively” accepting Monero (XMR) as a cryptocurrency payment option, Monero tweeted Jan. 1. Fortnite is an online video game released in July 2017 and developed by Epic Games, which reportedly accounts for more than 125 million players worldwide. In October 2018, Epic Games was valued at over $15 billion in its latest funding round. Retail Row supports crypto payments service GloBee, which allows retailers to accept cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ripple (XRP), while XMR is the only digital currency supported by the store. Customers […]

Ripple Vs Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, Monero: The Difference Between Bitcoin And Altcoins

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There are so many cryptocurrencies now it’s hard to keep them straight. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, which went live around 2009. Bitcoin uses blockchain technology to transact as an open source community network, without an official leader or administrator. So far it is the most widespread, most secure and has the most diverse participants out of all the cryptocurrencies. According to CoinMarketCap, by Monday bitcoin’s global market cap was worth more than $247 billion.  It is possible to argue and are the two altcoins, aka alternative coins, that are most similar to bitcoin. They have grassroots contributors that cooperate with nonprofit […]