New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero

By | May 24, 2018

New Strain of Malware Hijacks Apple Macs to Mine Monero A new type of malicious software infecting Apple’s Macs is mining monero, researchers with cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes announced. In a blog post Tuesday, the antivirus software developer revealed that an innocuous Mac process called “mshelper” was being abused on infected machines to mine monero for an unknown attacker. Malwarebytes… Read More »

New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it

By | May 19, 2018

New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it It has been a while since cryptocurrency malware was worth paying much attention to. With cryptocurrency mining having become more common, criminals are once again taking notice. WinstarNssmMiner may have a weird name, but it is a very potent cryptocurrency mining malware strain. Attempting to remove it will result in a complete… Read More »

John McAfee Claims Bitcoin Private Will Eventually Replace Monero

By | May 15, 2018

John McAfee Claims Bitcoin Private Will Eventually Replace Monero The cryptocurrency world is home to many charismatic individuals. A lot of people value those individuals’ opinions more than anything else. John McAfee is quickly making a name for himself in the cryptocurrency industry. One of his most recent comments will irk a lot of people, though. Calling Bitcoin… Read More »

Circle Invest Now Lets Users Buy Monero and Zcash

By | May 10, 2018

Circle Invest Now Lets Users Buy Monero and Zcash There is no such thing as a boring day in the world of cryptocurrency. Circle is one of the more prolific applications when it comes to blockchain technology and supporting cryptocurrencies. In their most recent move, they added Monero to Circle Invest, the company’s mobile application. It’s a very interesting development, considering how much opposition… Read More »

MoneroV Hard Fork Suffers from Borked Livenet Launch

By | May 8, 2018

MoneroV Hard Fork Suffers from Borked Livenet Launch In the world of cryptocurrency, there are a fair few hard forks to contend with as of right now. Although Monero has seen its fair share of forked clones recently, it seems the MoneroV fork is not going exactly as planned. In fact, the scheduled launch of its mainnet has come and gone, and… Read More »

Japan pressures exchanges to drop Monero, Zcash and Dash

By | May 3, 2018

Japan pressures exchanges to drop Monero, Zcash and Dash Coincheck, the Japanese exchange that was recently hacked, is reported to have dropped the three covert cryptos in a bid to become more compliant with FSA regulations.  The exchange applied for official registration with the FSA in September 2017, but had still not been approved when it was hacked. After… Read More »

ASIC Resistance: Will Ethereum Join Monero Against the Mining Giant?

By | May 1, 2018

ASIC Resistance: Will Ethereum Join Monero Against the Mining Giant? The crypto community is bracing for a real revolution – leading cryptocurrencies may abandon the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm. The reason is the far-reaching game of mining giant Bitmain, which is building up its monopoly on the market by stamping out new ASICs for top coins. This concerns not… Read More »

Japan’s FSA Reportedly Pressuring Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Drop Monero, ZCash, Dash

By | April 30, 2018

Japan’s FSA Reportedly Pressuring Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Drop Monero, ZCash, Dash A Japanese financial watchdog has apparently pushed cryptocurrency trading platforms operating in the country to stop allowing customers to trade in several privacy coins. According to reports, Japan’s Financial Services Agency, a regulatory body, is informally encouraging cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to delist Monero, Zcash, and… Read More »

Monero (XMR) Has Forked to CryptoNightV7 What Miner to Use

By | April 8, 2018

Monero (XMR) Has Forked to CryptoNightV7 What Miner to Use 8 Apr2018 Monero (XMR) has already forked to the new CryptoNight7 POW algorithm, invalidating the existing and probably the upcoming CryptoNight ASIC miners and we have already seen a significant decrease in the network hashrate and difficulty as a direct result. Since CryptoNight is originally doing better on… Read More »

Monero Hard Fork Appears Successful As Devs Shun Bitmain’s ASIC Miners

By | April 6, 2018

Monero Hard Fork Appears Successful As Devs Shun Bitmain’s ASIC Miners Users of anonymity-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) continue to wait with baited breath after the cryptocurrency hard forked Friday, April 6. In an attempt to protect the cryptocurrency against ASIC miners, the altcoin’s developers successfully completed the transfer to version 7 of Monero, creator Riccardo Spagni confirming the… Read More »