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Study Reveals Growing Sophistication in Malicious Mining of Cryptocurrency

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n nn nn Several Chinese researchers from Fudan University, Tsinghua University and the University of California Riverside have produced the first systematic study of the malicious mining of cryptocurrencies, known as cryptojacking, unveiling increasing complexity over time. And it doesn't seem as if this trend will die down anytime soon.What Is CryptojackingCryptojacking has asserted itself in the cybersphere as the valuation of the cryptocurrency sector soar

Bitcoin Price Analysis Potential Reaccumulation Could Test Bear Trend

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n nn nn Last week, after a devastating move that shook the market violently up and down for a 7 move in just a few short minutes, bitcoin saw a major sign of strength as it proceeded to have a slow, but steady markup where it managed to establish a local high in the $6,800sFigure 1 BTC-USD, Hourly Candles, Shakeout Prior to MarkupThis shakeout forced the market to temporarily establish a new monthly low in what could be argued to be a stop-hunt prior to the move t

New Study Argues Tether Wasn't Used to Prop Up Bitcoin Price

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n nn nn Following an earlier report by researchers from the University of Texas alleging that stablecoin Tether USDT issues new tokens to manipulate the bitcoin price, a new report has emerged debunking this theory.Written by Dr. Wang Chun Wei of the University of Queensland Business School, the report states that, contrary to the conclusion of the earlier study by John Griffin and Amin Shams, the effect of Tether is statistically insignificant as far as bitcoin p

Cryptocurrency Prices Highly Correlated to Regulatory Action: Central Bank Report

5 hours ago

New research has found that, despite the popular idea that cryptocurrencies operate generally outside the reach of national regulators, regulatory actions still have a huge impact on crypto markets. The research is presented in a report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an organisation owned by 60 of the world’s central banks from countries

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David Hundeyin

Interview: TechCrunch Editor-at-Large Josh Constine Talks Cryptocurrency

5 hours 40 minutes ago

I had the opportunity to sit down with TechCrunch Editor-At-Large Josh Constine at TechCrunch SF. Josh has an interesting background in that he’s spent most of his career covering social media products (and earned a master’s degree on research in the field) in a time when these products are under heavy scrutiny. He’s also a

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Jake Sylvestre

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 Million in MakerDAO’s Algorithmic Stablecoin

6 hours 25 minutes ago

Andreessen Horowitz has made a major investment in a cryptocurrency project that algorithmically adjusts the supply of coins to keep their value stable. The American venture capital firm, which has invested in crypto startups like CryptoKitties and OpenBazaar in the past, purchased 6 percent of the total supply of MKR tokens through its $300 million

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Yashu Gola

Bitcoin Mutual Fund CEO Explains Why Canada is More Blockchain-Friendly than the U.S.

7 hours 15 minutes ago

Canada has set the pace as the first government to ever approve an exclusive bitcoin mutual fund. This builds upon its reputation as a friendly environment for emerging technologies. The atmosphere in Canada seems to be freer and more conducive to innovation in this field, based on the numerous developments that the industry has experienced

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Iyke Aru