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Archive for August 2018

Firefox to Block Cryptojacking Malware in New Browser Releases

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Firefox will block cryptojacking malware in future versions of its web browser, according to an announcement August 30. The move comes as part of an anti-tracking initiative expected to be implemented over the next few months. In the announcement, Firefox cites a study by browser extension Ghostery, stating that 55.4 percent of the total time…

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Bitfi Closes Wallet Bounty Program, Removes ‘Unhackable’ From Branding

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Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Bitfi has officially closed its bounty program, according to an August 30 tweet, in addition to removing the “unhackable” claim from the wallet’s marketing materials. In its statement, the company admitted “vulnerabilities,” and yet avoided speaking about multiple alleged hacks of the device. Bitfi also confessed to hiring a “Security Manager…

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August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and DASH Top Ten

August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and DASH Top Ten

Markets and Prices During August, the monthly volume posted by the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets continued to decline. Despite such, the ETC and Dash markets again defied the trend to post an increase in trade volume, with XRP also bucking the downward trend this month. Also Read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market,…

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BitAngels’ Michael Terpin: Negligence of Major Phone Companies Is Crypto’s Biggest Threat

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This interview has been edited and condensed. Michael Terpin is an American blockchain and crypto investor who has worked with over 100 projects running Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) since entering the blockchain space in early 2013. Terpin co-founded  BitAngels in 2013 and, more recently, founded blockchain PR firm Transform Group. The investor and entrepreneur recently…

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Firefox Plans to Block Crypto Mining Malware in Future Releases – CoinDesk

Firefox Plans to Block Crypto Mining Malware in Future Releases - CoinDesk

Firefox, the popular Web browser, will soon begin automatically blocking crypto mining malware scripts as part of a wider performance-enhancing push. The Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind the open-source browser, said Thursday that it intends to block trackers and other “harmful practices” in upcoming releases. Some of these features, such as the anti-tracking function,…

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Colombian President Promises to Cut Rent Taxes for Crypto Firms

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Colombian President Ivan Duque has recently promised to cut taxes for cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, local newspaper El Tiempo reported Wednesday, August 29.   Duque delivered an opening message during ANDICOM, an international congress on information and communications technology (ICT) held annually in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. A recording of his speech is now available on…

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