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Archive for November 2018

Study: Crypto Coverage in Media Peaked Following Market Slump

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A recent study by blockchain-oriented research firm Clovr found that cryptocurrency coverage in the mainstream media spikes when the market drops off. The analysis tracked the correlation between coverage on crypto values over the past five years and the sentiments of published materials. Source: Clovr In the course of its research, Clovr surveyed 48 mainstream…

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Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric 'Finney' Smartphone – Bitcoin News

Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’ Smartphone

News On Nov. 29, Sirin Labs announced the commercial launch of its new blockchain smartphone known as the Finney. According to the cellphone creators, the Finney offers “secure and state of the art mobile technology” alongside an embedded cold storage cryptocurrency wallet. Also read: Bloxroute Joins the Block Size Debate With New Block Propagation Service People…

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Oldest Swiss University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin

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The University of Basel has granted an honorary doctorate to Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin, according to an official statement on the university’s website today, Nov. 30. The Faculty of Business and Economics of Switzerland’s oldest university has awarded Buterin for “outstanding achievements in fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and the design of institutions,” as…

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Cyber Security Firm Check Point Research Reports of ‘Evolving’ Monero Cryptojacker

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Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the KingMiner cryptojacker targeting cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) is “evolving,” according to a company’s blog post published Nov. 30. KingMiner was purportedly firstly detected in mid-June, subsequently evolving in two improved versions. The malware attacks Windows Servers by deploying various evasion methods to skirt its detection. Per…

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New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible – Bitcoin News

New Bitcoin Cash Opcode Shows an Onchain Game of Chess is Possible

Technology & Security Since the recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade, the protocol now has some newly added features like the re-enabled opcode OP_Checkdatasig. After the implementation, a few developers have been experimenting with the opcode and have developed concepts such as “spending constraints.” Moreover, in another instance, a programmer recently used the opcode to create an…

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New ASUS Partnership Allows Users to Mine Crypto With Idle GPU Power

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Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS has partnered with GPU mining platform Quantumcloud to allow users to mine crypto via their graphic cards, multinational tech media TechRadar reported Thursday, Nov. 30. According to the agreement, ASUS graphic cards owners will be able to mine crypto through Quantumcloud software and withdraw earnings using PayPal or Chinese app WeChat.…

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Bitcoin Mining Start-Up Envion Ordered to Close by Swiss Court

Bitcoin Mining Startup Envion Ordered to Close by Swiss Court

Economy & Regulation A court in Switzerland has ordered the closure of bitcoin mining startup Envion AG over concerns of poor corporate governance. The company raised $100 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in January, but a succession of boardroom wrangles have led to a breakdown in its corporate structure, bringing operations to a…

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