Emerging Tech

This cryptocurrency wallet teaches kids to save as virtual money gains a foothold

[embedded content] So you’ve taught your 6-year-old child to read, write, and play nice with others. What’s next? Give them a base understanding of cryptocurrency, of course. After all, what self-respecting modern kid trusts their parents to hand over regular installments of allowance without systematically recording it on the blockchain for posterity? Okay, so we’re […]

Computer

Nearly 700,000 websites are hacked in bid to steal cryptocurrency

pwstudio/123RF Popular web analytics platform Statcounter experienced a breach on November 3, according to research from malware researcher Matthieu Faou. Up to 700,000 web pages were targeted in the hack which primarily aimed to steal cryptocurrency through a malicious script. Per the report, through the script was loaded on many websites, there is nothing much to fear. The malicious […]

Emerging Tech

10 years of Bitcoin: How a geeky cryptocurrency changed the world

Happy birthday, Bitcoin! From its birth 10 years ago, Bitcoin has grown from fledgling cryptocurrency proof-of-concept into a real world cash alternative that’s taken seriously by everyone from economists to technologists to national governments. In the process, it’s helped spark the launch of 2,000 more cryptocurrencies, achieved a record high of nearly $ 20,000 per […]

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A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild – and it's not bitcoin or the Petro

Ryan Taylor/Dash Core GroupA Dash billboard in Venezuela. Venezuela is currently suffering from hyperinflation and the president recently devalued the currency by 95%. Locals are turning to cryptocurrencies as a more stable store of value and means to transact. 200 merchants per month are signing up to accept Dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash […]

Gaming

Nvidia Reports Huge Decline In GPU Sales for Cryptocurrency Mining

Demand for graphics cards in the cryptocurrency mining world appears to be plummeting. On Thursday, Nvidia reported a huge drop in GPU sales for cryptocurrency mining rigs during this year’s second quarter, when Bitcoin’s value sunk to a yearly low. Nvidia originally anticipated “cryptocurrency-specific product revenue” reaching $ 100 million during the quarter, but it […]

Gaming

Valve removes Steam game after allegations of hidden cryptocurrency miner

A scene from Abstractism, which allegedly hid a cryptocurrency miner behind an innocuous-looking Steam game. Valve has removed simple 2D platformer Abstractism from its Steam platform after allegations that the app hid a secret cryptocurrency miner and used misleading item-trading tactics to attract players. YouTuber SidAlpha highlighted earlier accusations of the game’s illicit cryptomining functions […]