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John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Just Got Hacked. Again

John McAfee has done many things with his life, including trying to capitalise on the new-found cryptocurrency fad that's proving to be very lucrative for criminals and other nefarious scamming-types. He recently released Bitfi, an 'unhackable' cryptocurrency wallet, which was promptly hacked multiple times. But while you can port Doom onto it, McAfee's bounty terms were reliant on the coins themselves being accessed - which might have just happened. Read More >>

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Sunken Warship Said to Have Billions in Gold Looks Like It Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

Last month, a sunken Russian warship believed to have been carrying billions of pounds worth of gold was “discovered” by a South Korean company that immediately started making claims of how it was going to distribute its found treasure. Now, police are investigating leaders of the company and have reason to believe it was all a cockamamy scheme to boost a new cryptocurrency company. Read More >>

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Teenager Hacked John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Crypto-Wallet, Used it to Play Doom

John McAfee hasn't had a good time of it recently. Not only was he hospitalised after allegedly being poisoned, a breach exposed the data of people who bought into his cryptocurrency - despite him labelling it "simple and secure". The McAfee founder also has a crypto-wallet which he had described as "unhackable", offering $250,000 to anyone who could break in and steal the coins. Well someone has broken into it, and now it's running the original Doom. Read More >>

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Starbucks: Sorry, Your Bitcoin Is Still No Good Here

Starbucks wants to be crystal clear: Despite recent stories about their involvement in some sort of blockchain project, they are not going to be accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for coffee. Read More >>

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‘Long Blockchain’ Maybe Not as Smart as It Thought

Remember “Long Blockchain,” or rather, the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp. that saw its stock skyrocket after it changed its name to refer to the foundational technology behind the cryptocurrency boom and made a vague pivot to “globally scalable blockchain technology solutions”? Turns out that might not have been so smart! Read More >>

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Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted £4.5 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by British cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million (£4.5 million) in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer. Read More >>

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‘Bitcoin Maven’ Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation

Bitcoin has lost most of its (likely inflated) value in the last few months, but it still has plenty of value for law enforcement agencies looking for financial crimes to punish. The latest cryptocurrency criminal to get the book thrown at them is “Bitcoin Maven,” a 50-year-old woman who ran a bitcoin-for-cash exchange operation. Read More >>

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Chinese Police Bust Crypto Betting Ring Allegedly Worth £1.1 Billion

Chinese authorities have busted what they said was one of the world’s largest online betting operations involving cryptocurrency, with over £1.1 billion in illicit bets allegedly on the line. Read More >>

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Opera for Android is Now the First Browser With a Built-in Crypto Wallet

Opera has already shown itself to be more than willing to adapt to the new crypto currency fad that's been sweeping the world, with built-in tools that prevent sites from using your device to mine crypto coins whenever you use them. Now its decided that this isn't enough, and has launched a new crypto wallet that doesn't rely on separate apps of extensions. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay has Started Mining Cryptocurrency Again

The most annoying thing about the new craze in cryptocurrency are the sites that think it's a good idea to take over users' processors to mine crypto (and therefore revenue) for themselves. The Pirate Bay was one of them, and it's just activated another miner that will mine crypto from users while they're using the site. Read More >>

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Millions in Cryptocurrencies Seized in Biggest LSD Bust in European History

With the price boom of 2017 and the constant chatter about the blockchain revolution, it feels like people have forgotten the one thing bitcoin is proven to be good for: buying drugs. On Thursday, law enforcement gave everyone a reminder of cryptocurrencies roots when it took down an LSD ring and seized millions of dollars worth of digital cash. Read More >>

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CryptoKitties, Which Is Like Beanie Babies on the Blockchain, Seems to Be Crashing

Axiom Zen’s CryptoKitties, which is essentially a digital version of Beanie Babies based on the Ethereum blockchain, sucked in a massive amount of funding just a few months ago. But it looks an awful lot like people bought into CryptoKitties looking for a quick return on their investment and are finding that digital cats don’t always go up in or even hold their price. Read More >>

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William Shatner Boldly Goes Into Promoting Cryptocurrency Mining

Steven Seagal and DJ Khaled have taught us that if a celebrity endorses a cryptocurrency project, you should immediately assume it might be a scam. But William Shatner seems to be backing a pretty interesting crypto-mining initiative. Read More >>

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Researchers Reach Obvious Conclusion That Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated

Bitcoin now hovers around £4,700, but not long ago it had spiked to nearly £15,000 per coin. Sceptics have wondered how such a rise was even possible, and a paper authored at the University of Texas suggests a fairly reasonable answer: price manipulation! Read More >>

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Sesame Street’s VC Arm Dips Its Furry Fingers Into Blockchain Education

Most adults couldn’t even explain the basics of how the blockchain works, and Sesame Street is determined to make sure that won’t be a problem for the next generation. The children’s edutainment series has a venture capital firm that has now invested in a company that wants to give kids the building blocks of cryptocurrency. Read More >>