30 May 2022

How To Safely Self-Custody Your Bitcoin

Bitcoin gives one sovereignty, but the responsibility of safe storage is the cost of continuing to enjoy such sovereignty. The promise of permissionless money that is tamper-proof and sensor-proof is only realistic if the Bitcoin is held in self custody. There are risks to storing one’s Bitcoin on a centralized exchange,

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07 Jan 2022

Bitcoin Crashes as Major Crypto Country Shuts Down Entire Internet

Things are looking bleak for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was hit by a precipitous price drop on Wednesday, following a draconian crackdown in Kazakhstan — the second-largest hub for Bitcoin mining after the US in the world, Reuters reports. Prices fell below $42,000 on Thursday, which means that anyone who bought in at

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21 Oct 2021

Bitcoin briefly crashed 87% to about $8,000 on Binance’s US crypto trading platform

Bitcoin briefly plummeted to about $8,000 on Thursday – but only on the Binance US trading platform. The coin had been trading around $65,000 when Binance posted a candle that showed the price sank to about $8,000, Coin Telegraph first reported, noting that the coin’s one-minute candle floor on other

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30 Mar 2021

PayPal launches crypto checkout service

On Tuesday, PayPal Holdings Inc. will announce U.S. consumers will be allowed to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at online merchants globally. This move could significantly boost the use of digital currencies in commercial transactions every day. Bitcoin, ether or bitcoin cash in PayPal wallets will be able to

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26 Feb 2021

National Lab Creates Technology to Detect Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

The Idaho National Laboratory has crafted technology that can successfully detect cryptocurrency mining malware and is now seeking an external partner with the appropriate expertise to bring it to market. The technology detects hidden malware that exploits infected computing systems’ resources to mine digital currencies, according to the national lab.

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29 Jan 2021

Camila Russo on Ethereum and the Future of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

This week’s OODAcast features an interview with Camila Russo, the author of the book “The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum”. Camila is also the founder of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) site The Defiant, which tracks developments, emerging trends, and news in the fast moving DeFi space.

In this interview, Camila shares how her experience covering fiat currency issues as a reporter for Bloomberg sparked her interest in Bitcoin and how she focused her attention on the Ethereum project early in its development. We discuss Camila’s book and the emergence of Ethereum as well as the most interesting applications of Ethereum, future disruptions, and the general trends driving the DeFi space.

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06 Aug 2020

Bradley Rotter On The Future Of Work, CryptoCurrencies, Quantum Computing and Leadership

Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investments in many new alternative investments classes including having been an early backer of hedge funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was also an early investor in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ecosystems and at a dinner with OODA CEO Matt Devost in 2012 predicted Bitcoin would exceed the price of gold.

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18 Oct 2019

More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’

Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children,

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18 Oct 2019

European Airport Systems Infected With Monero-Mining Malware

Researchers with Cyberbit recently detected cryptojacking malware infections on over half of all computing systems at an undisclosed international airport in Europe. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a system’s resourcing powers for mining cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was mining Monero cryptocurrency. The malware had made its

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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