The Bitcoin Wallet used by the Shadow Brokers hacker group was emptied yesterday and now the group is threatening to sell new hacking tools in exchange for the cryptocurrency Zcash. The Shadow Brokers The Shadow Brokers are thought to be a hacker collective who in the summer of 2016 first attempted to sell hacking tools.
Though a Bitcoin scaling agreement was reached at the recent Consensus conference in New York, many companies are increasingly supporting a User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF) as a means to activate SegWit. UASF Still on the Table Although reports have stated that the Bitcoin scaling debate may be coming to an end due to what has been known as
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CNBC has championed the views of an investor that Bitcoin is an “attractive investment” and could “ease the global financial system.” Michael Preiss: Bitcoin Can Be ‘Alternative’ The World Needs In an article which strongly contrasted with the news resource’s tone last week, CNBC quotes Taurus Wealth Advisors executive director Michael Preiss, who is bullish
The number of Google searches for Bitcoin has trumped its previous record high, according to Google Trends. The third week of May saw interest in Bitcoin spike past its previous high set in November 2013. It currently holds a 30% lead over its past record. Bitcoin’s unprecedented price rise has undoubtedly driven recent interest towards it, having more than doubled since
It appears The Shadow Brokers are not done with their exploit sharing just yet. In fact, the group has announced a monthly dump service, which would give members access to more NSA hacking tools. It is evident the group aims to capitalize on the success of ransomware and malware attacks using NSA tools. Selling this
Even though the relationship between Russia and Bitcoin will never be straightforward, things are turning around in favor of cryptocurrency. Over the past few months, multiple companies in Russia have started to accept Bitcoin payments. That is a major development, as it may lead to the Russian government legalizing Bitcoin in the future. 3. ChronoPay The
A lot of Bitcoin users are concerned about the upcoming August 1st deadline. That is only to be expected, as the user-activated soft fork is scheduled to go into effect on that date. As a result, a chain split is a more than likely outcome. This means users will need to take ample precautions to
It is evident the way we think about batteries will come to change in the near future. New research indicates how it is possible to create rechargeable batteries by printing them. Moreover, these new batteries are quite flexible and capable of powering virtually any type of device one can think of. Even though the batteries
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges often suffer from an increased amount of internet traffic. In most cases, this indicates a spectacular growth among users looking to buy and sell cryptocurrencies across the platform. However, a lot of companies also suffer from DDoS attacks, or that is what they claim, at least. Below are some exchanges who
Global demand for Bitcoin is increasing. That is a fact very few people will deny at this time. However, not all investors sign up for an exchange to buy Bitcoin. Nor will they use leverage trading to predict the price either. Instead, they will flock to solutions such as GBTC. The Bitcoin Investment Trust is
And we live to trade another day in the bitcoin price space. Things have been pretty volatile this week so far. With over-the-weekend-action dominated by a correction and subsequent to the correction a relatively flat period of consolidation, putting together a forward strategy early week was a little tough. Not because we didn’t know what’s
Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook May 31. DASH/USD DASH rose during the session on Tuesday, reaching towards the $124 level. If we can break above that level, I feel that the market will then go looking for the $140 level, offering a nice buying opportunity. Pullbacks should continue to find plenty support
Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook May 31. ETH/USD The Ethereum market broke higher during the day on Tuesday, clearing the $200 level. Because of this, looks as we continue to be a “buy on the dips” type of mentality, and this continues to be the way I look at this market. I
Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook May 31. BTC/USD Bitcoin rallied during the day on Tuesday against the US dollar after initially falling and testing the $2200 level for support. That area caused enough of bounce to form a hammer, and the hammer of course is a bullish sign. On a break above