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French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

Cryptocurrency Domains Have Become Hot Property

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology have become mainstream terms and are now featured in most dictionaries. Crypto-related terms have a lot of value when they are tethered to a web domain, and these days digital currency domains are prime real estate, with some selling for up to sev..

Tech Behemoth IBM Files for a Blockchain-Enabled Web Browser Patent

News American technology behemoth IBM has filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a blockchain-enabled web browser patent. According to a patent application published on Aug. 6, IBM has filed a patent application for a system that stores web browser events on a blockchain. The..

Share Internet Data Launches Banking App in Tandem With LDJ Capital

News Internet crowdsourcing company Share Internet Data Ltd (SID) has partnered with private equity firm LDJ Capital to launch a blockchain-based digital banking solution. The new digital banking app is called LDJ Digital, according to a press release on July 16. According to the announcement, LDG..

Tor Project Bitcoin Donation Fund Raises 65% on First Day

The group behind internet privacy project, Tor, has launched a bitcoin donation fund as part of their fight against web censorship and surveillance. Tor Teams Up With Bitpay The web privacy advocates aim to raise $10,000 in a two-week crowdfunding campaign which will go towards the fight against in..

Post-Hearing: Ranking Senate Committee Members Discuss Regulations

News United States Senators Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown, respectively the Senate Banking Committee chair and ranking member, shared their views on crypto regulations. Both appear to want comprehensive policy for big tech companies. The senators made their remarks while speaking with the press fol..

Wiki’s Co-Founder Larry Sanger on Internet, Blockchain and Knowledge

Information, independency and why blockchain technology is not the only way to decentralize online activity — interview with Wikipedia’s co-founder Larry Sanger

Blockchain Browsers — How DLT Could Affect Web Surfing

Blockchain browsers have begun to gain popularity, but will the new technology overthrow global search giants?

$515 Million in Bitcoin Spent on Illicit Activity This Year

News Recent research by Chainanalysis suggests that the amount of bitcoin (BTC) spent on illegal transactions this year could hit a record high of $1 billion, even as the ratio of illegal to legal transactions is shrinking, according to a report by Bloomberg on July 1. As per the report, the total..

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