Coinbase receives e-money license in EU, will offer faster payments to UK customers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/14/coinbase-eu-e-money-license-faster-uk-payments/ The cryptocurrency market is going through a tough period right now. The cap is down significantly from the record high reached in January, Google is following Facebook in banning … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance offers $250,000 bounty for hacker information

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/binance-cryptocurrency-exchange-hacking-bounty/ A week ago, cryptocurrency exchange Binance was the victim of a hacking attempt. While the attempt on March 7 is described as “not successful,” Binance is still eager to … Read more

Microsoft Windows Defender fights off massive currency miner attack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/microsoftt-fights-currency-miner/ Microsoft has stopped a large scale malware distribution campaign that tried to infect almost 500,000 Windows PCs with a cryptocurrency miner. Windows Defender antivirus software detected 80,000 instances of … Read more

Ransomware gives way to miners as cyber criminals follow the money

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/currency-miners-replace-ransomware/ Cyber criminals have started using sophisticated infection methods and techniques borrowed from targeted attacks in order to install mining software on attacked PCs within organizations says Kaspersky Lab. Some 2.7 … Read more

Tesla hack demonstrates need to prioritize data security

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/tesla-hack-demonstrates-need-to-prioritize-data-security/ The words “data security” made news once again last month when researchers revealed that Tesla’s AWS cloud systems were compromised for the purpose of cryptojacking. Cryptojacking, which is defined … Read more

Bitcoin targeting $10,000 again, major cryptos post solid gains

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/bitcoin-10000-major-cryptos-solid-gains/ The cryptocurrency market seems to have recovered after a massive correction took it below $280 billion earlier this month. That valuation brought the scene back to mid-November levels, with … Read more

Government websites in US, UK and Australia hacked to run secret cryptocurrency miner

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/monero-mining-government-website-hijack/ Thousands of government websites around the world have been hijacked to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. A commonly-used accessibility script was hacked to inject the Coinhive miner into official sites … Read more

Lloyd’s Banking Group bans Bitcoin payments via credit card

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/05/lloyds-banks-bitcoin-credit-card-ban/ It has been something of a rocky ride for cryptocurrencies recently, and none more so than Bitcoin. Now Lloyd’s Banking Group has announced a ban on purchasing cryptocurrencies using … Read more

Despite reports to the contrary, India is not banning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/02/india-is-not-banning-bitcoin/ A budget speech given by India’s finance minister led to numerous reports that India was banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum within the country. While … Read more

Cyber criminals in ‘gold rush’ to exploit cryptocurrencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/01/criminals-exploit-cryptocurrencies/ A new report from risk management and threat intelligence company Digital Shadows shows that cyber criminals are looking to exploit the boom in interest and adoption of cryptocurrencies. The … Read more