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Starbucks Customer Has His Laptop Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining – Bitcoin News

Starbucks Customer Has His Laptop Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Starbucks Customer Has His Laptop Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining - Bitcoin News News A Starbucks customer in Buenos Aires walked in for a coffee and wound up with more than he’d bargained. After connecting to the store’s free wifi, the man discovered that his laptop had been hijacked for cryptocurrency mining. Starbucks apologized for the failing, but not before malicious code had been installed on the customer’s computer. Also read: Bitcoin Can’t Stop Breaking Things Drop It Like It’s Hotspot Covert cryptocurrency mining has been a hot topic this year – as have most topics pertaining to cryptocurrency. Websites which surreptitiously use visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency are extremely controversial. The code can hide
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That Business Is Absolutely on Fire, Nick Cowan Gives Thoughts on Crypto

That Business Is Absolutely on Fire, Nick Cowan Gives Thoughts on Crypto

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Please share if you find this article interesting. That Business Is Absolutely on Fire, Nick Cowan Gives Thoughts on Crypto Cointelegraph continues publishing interviews with prominent guests of BlockShow Asia 2017, that took place in Singapore in November 2017. This time we talked with Nick Cowan, managing director and founder of GSX, Gibraltar’s first regulated stock exchange. With his 30-years’ experience in the investment business and knowledge about the culture of business across the Eurasian continents, he is fascinating company for a conversation. Nick commented on dynamics of crypto communities, narrated his own love story with the fintech market and applied the theory of the paradox of choice to Bitcoin. Cointelegraph: How do you find the venue here today in Singapore? N
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App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency

App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency

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Please share if you find this article interesting. App Stores of Future Will Be Based on Blockchain, Promote Transparency In 2017, app stores saw record revenues and downloads. Across both iOS and Android platforms, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 50 billion worldwide, taking total revenue to $15 billion. Google Play and the Apple App Store are the most widely used mobile marketplaces across the globe. It’s because of this duopoly that they are able to impose a 30% cut on all purchases, app downloads and in-app items alike. AppCoin wants to change this by utilising Blockchain technology, disrupting the traditional app economy. This economy is worth nearly $77 bln today and may double by 2020. What problems will it solve? The app economy is highly ineff
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Mt Gox Creditors Petition the Court to Get Full Distribution of Bitcoins – Bitcoin News

Mt Gox Creditors Petition the Court to Get Full Distribution of Bitcoins – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Mt Gox Creditors Petition the Court to Get Full Distribution of Bitcoins - Bitcoin News News Within the cryptocurrency community, the Mt Gox legal proceedings have been a very topical subject with a court case that has been dragged out for four years. Now a group of creditors are pleading with the Tokyo court to change the bankruptcy case to civil rehabilitation. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Price Rise Brings Mt Gox Closer to Solvency  The Curious Case of Mt Gox and 200,000 BTC Bitcoin has increased in value exponentially, and Mt Gox creditors want their share of the gains. According to reports, claimants now believe that the former trading platform’s assets outweigh the current liabilities. The firm is mostly controlled by the exch
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Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Takes a Quick Dive – Bitcoin News

Markets Update: Bitcoin’s Price Takes a Quick Dive – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Markets Update: Bitcoin's Price Takes a Quick Dive - Bitcoin News Market Updates After hovering around the $16,500 zone for most of the day on December 12, bitcoin jumped in value to around $17,100 during the early hours of December 13. Bitcoin markets were coasting along in that range for a few hours, and then around 12 pm EDT the price started heading south and dropped one deep leg down to the $15,400 territory. At the moment the price has rebounded, and bullish traders are desperately trying to command prices ranges above the $16K region. Also Read: Lightning Network’s New Infrastructure and Interoperability Bitcoin Markets See Turbulent Price Swings Bitcoin markets and the cryptocurrency’s price has been exciting to watc
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The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week – Bitcoin News

The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. The Bitcoin.com Wallet Celebrates a Million Downloads This Week - Bitcoin News Promoted This week the Bitcoin.com Wallet has reached a milestone of over 1 million wallet downloads since the software was introduced in August. Our developers have added bitcoin cash functionality recently, and our download numbers have exploded after the initial implementation. Interest in cryptocurrency over the past few months has increased our wallet’s growth exponentially, and Bitcoin.com is always striving to be the leading destination for all your digital asset needs. Also read: 3 Easy Steps Guide to Get Our Wallet on Your iPhone or Android A Million Wallets Downloaded in Just a Few Months The multi-cryptocurrency Bitcoin.com Wallet is gr
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Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon – Bitcoin News

Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon - Bitcoin News Crowdfunding On December 12, the well-known international crowdfunding website Indiegogo announced that the firm is getting into cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Now Indiegogo users can utilize the firm’s platform to invest in digital token sales that are carefully audited and comply with U.S. regulatory guidelines. Also Read: Chinese Whale Buys Fleet of F1 Cars Worth £4 Million with Litecoin Indiegogo Joins the Token Economy Indiegogo is a popular crowdfunding platform headquartered in San Francisco that was founded in 2008 by Eric Schell, Slava Rubin, and Danae Ringelmann. The site is one of the first pioneers of online crowdfunding, allo
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PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus – Bitcoin News

PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Spectiv VR Launches Pre-ICO (Live Now): 8000 Eth Sold so Far – 40% Bonus - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Spectiv has officially launched its public Pre-ICO! The Pre-ICO officially launched on December 8th. So far, Spectiv has sold over 8000 ETH in Signal Tokens (SIGs). This Pre-ICO has been highly anticipated by the VR and crypto community for months now. Spectiv is accepting all purchasers, including US buyers. Visit the ICO portal to purc
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IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding

IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding

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Please share if you find this article interesting. IOTA Drops 15% Following Clarification of Microsoft Misunderstanding The price of cryptocurrency IOTA has retreated to below  $4.20 per token as of press time, after breaching the $5 level to an intraday high of $5.03 during yesterday’s trading session. The drop follows the recent clarification that IOTA’s collaboration with Microsoft is not an official partnership. The so-called ‘IOT cryptocurrency’ failed to sustain its momentum from earlier this month and has been overtaken by Litecoin, now the fifth largest virtual currency by market capitalization. Price movements of Litecoin and IOTA Litecoin considered the crypto market’s silver to Bitcoin Gold, boasts a nearly $4 bln trading volume in the past 24 hours. The digital curren
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CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Unlike Any Commodity’ We’ve Seen

CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Unlike Any Commodity’ We’ve Seen

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Please share if you find this article interesting. CFTC Chairman: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Unlike Any Commodity' We’ve Seen Сryptocurrencies are one of the most challenging asset classes for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a statement by Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. He also warned potential investors about the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Notable partnership The chairman of the CFTC highly commended his Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) counterparts for raising awareness and encouraging market participants and investors to be wary and "recognize [their] risks and legal responsibilities” in the crypto space. Giancarlo further says: "I have said consistently that virtual currencies are unlike any