cryptocurrency

Side-Channel Attack Shows Vulnerabilities Of Cryptocurrency Wallets

What’s in your crypto wallet? The simple answer should be fat stacks of Bitcoin or Ethereum and little more. But if you use a hardware cryptocurrency wallet, you may be carrying around a bit fat vulnerability, too. At the 35C3 conference last year, [Thomas Roth], [Josh Datko], and [Dmitry Nedospasov] presented a side-channel attack on …

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Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption

One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer. Because of this mindset, Valley-based companies don’t mind taking significant risks as long as they help achieve big-picture visions. …

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Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright to appeal $5B bitcoin court ruling

Craig Wright, the man who on several occasions has claimed to be bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, is appealing a court ruling that ordered him to hand over around $5 billion in bitcoin to the estate of former business partner David Kleiman. Southern District Court of Florida magistrate Bruce Reinhart ruled in late August that Wright (pictured) should not …

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French ‘cybergendarmes’ take down huge cryptomining botnet

French police have managed to take down a botnet of more than 850,000 computers that were being used to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. The operation, led by a team from France’s C3N digital crime-fighting center dubbed “cybergendarmes,” targeted the botnet after being tipped off earlier this year to its existence by antivirus firm Avast Software s.r.o., the BBC reported last …

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This Woman Hacked Bank’s Servers To Mine Cryptocurrency

A couple of months back, ex-Amazon employee Paige Thompson was accused of gaining unauthorized access to the cloud servers of the US-based bank Capital One and 30 other entities. Thompson, who is currently in custody, was indicted on Wednesday and charged with Wire Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse. She will be presented in front of …

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Twitter Is Struggling but Jack Dorsey’s Other Company Is Nearing an All-Time High

Text size While Twitter (TWTR) shares wilt under the threat of government regulation, Jack Dorsey’s other company is on the precipice of an all-time high stock price. Square (SQ) stock, which was trading at $89.65 per share Monday afternoon, is up an eye-popping 158% this year, and 228% over the past 12 months. Since Aug. …

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