Moonday Mornings: Google Play captured hosting cryptocurrency-stealing app

Moonday Mornings: Google Play captured hosting cryptocurrency-stealing app

If you were to place a bet on what stories would be included in Moonday Mornings each week, what would you say? A dodgy cryptocurrency stealing app? A lawsuit? Maybe some new research that kills some hype? Or maybe even some news of government organizations joining the party? Well, you’d be right if that’s what…
Google Play captured hosting an app that takes users’ cryptocurrency

Google Play captured hosting an app that takes users’ cryptocurrency

Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images Google Play has been caught hosting yet another malicious app, this time one that was designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, researchers said Friday. The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging to attackers,…
A guide on QuadrigaCX, the curious $134 M cryptocurrency secret

A guide on QuadrigaCX, the curious $134 M cryptocurrency secret

QuadrigaCX, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, made headlines all over the world after the sudden death of its founder resulted in the loss of $134 million of users’ funds. The news came months after the troubled exchange had been complaining about banking issues, with some users describing problems with fiat and crypto withdrawals. Given…
Just 3 of the top 50 blockchain apps are operating on Ethereum

Just 3 of the top 50 blockchain apps are operating on...

Believe it or not, only three of the top 50 decentralized apps (dapps) are running on the Ethereum ETH blockchain, according to data from DappRadar. Instead, developers seem to be largely relying on competing platforms like EOS and TRON. From the remaining 47 most active dapps, 26 are based on EOS and 21 on TRON.…
I got a $50 cryptocurrency secret box a year ago … now it deserves $2.90

I got a $50 cryptocurrency secret box a year ago …...

It seems HODLing can only get you this far – especially if you opt to invest in cryptocurrencies at random. A year ago, I hopped on one of the many fleeting trends fueled by the blockchain bubble: cryptocurrency mystery boxes. Twelve months later though, my mystery box, which was initially worth $50, is now valued at…
Bitcoin trade volume drops greatly as volatility flattens

Bitcoin trade volume drops greatly as volatility flattens

We already know that we’ve recently suffered the longest continuous price decline in Bitcoin history – but analysis has shown just how much it’s affected cryptocurrency trading. Blockchain research unit Diar compiled volume data across major cryptocurrency exchanges to find trade activity has hit lows not seen in years. In the case of Binance, still…
Fire (and great deals of it): Berkeley scientist on the only method to repair cryptocurrency

Fire (and great deals of it): Berkeley scientist on the only...

Nicholas Weaver made no bones about it: he really, really dislikes cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the Enigma security conference in Burlingame, California, last week, the researcher at UC Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute characterized bitcoin and its many follow-on digital currencies as energy-sucking leeches with no redeeming qualities. Their chief, if not only, function, he said,…
You should comprehend Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work after reading this

You should comprehend Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work after reading this

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Despite the word blockchain being fired around with Gatling gun-like fervor, not all blockchains are created equal. This episode of Hard Fork Basics is going to take a look at…
BitcoinSV ‘function’ made use of to keep kid abuse images on the blockchain

BitcoinSV ‘function’ made use of to keep kid abuse images on...

A change to the Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) protocol has inadvertently led to child exploitation material being posted to its blockchain, forcing apps and block explorers into actively monitoring the network for illegal content. This was made possible after community members increased the amount of data accepted in transactions by 450 times (to 100KB), allowing for images,…
Digital exchange loses $137 million as creator takes passwords to the tomb

Digital exchange loses $137 million as creator takes passwords to the...

A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access the the offline wallet that stored the digital coins. British Columbia-based QuadrigaCX is unable to access most or all of another $53…
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