US Department of Homeland Security Seeks Solutions to Investigate Blockchain Transactions

US Department of Homeland Security Seeks Solutions to Investigate Blockchain Transactions

While cryptocurrency opens up a whole new realm of financial possibilities, the fact is that this new form of digital asset is being exploited by scammers, cybercriminals and even terrorists. The latter is of extreme concern and urgency for governments and law enforcement agencies all around the world – and rightly so. This is mainly why just recently it was decided in the G20 summit that nations would collaborate in order to regulate better the…

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Activist Group Bail Bloc Bails Out Immigrants with Monero Mining

Activist Group Bail Bloc Bails Out Immigrants with Monero Mining

An online activist group, Bail Bloc, is trying to raise funds via a cryptocurrency called Monero, in order to bail people out of US immigration and Customer Enforcement’s (ICE) pre-trial incarceration. Recently, the group launched Bail Bloc 2.0, which has a little cryptocurrency twist. Exactly one year ago today, we launched Bail Bloc, which has been using your spare computing power to get people out of pre-trial incarceration. Today we're launching Bail Bloc 2.0, which uses…

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4 Unregistered Crypto Companies were Shut Down by Colorado’s Division of Securities

4 Unregistered Crypto Companies were Shut Down by Colorado’s Division of Securities

Colorado’s division of securities has officially issued cease-and-desist warnings to four different companies that have their own ICO or “securities” offerings. Each of these companies was operating within the state of Colorado and they were shut down as the result of an investigation performed by an ICO task force. The division of securities has been cracking down on companies offering their own digital coins without proper registration for the issuance of such securities. Companies that…

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Report: North Korea Deepens Involvement in Cryptocurrency Scams this Year

Report: North Korea Deepens Involvement in Cryptocurrency Scams this Year

Over the last 18 months, the internet technology company Recorded Future has released details of a number of reports into North Korea’s use of the Internet. There is evidence to show that North Korea’s leaders are technologically savvy and engage with emerging and cutting-edge technologies such as cryptocurrency. Key Findings of the 18-month look into North Korea’s Internet Habits One major goal of internet usage among North Korea’s ruling elite is to create revenue for…

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Research: By 2023 Bitcoin at $96K, Ripple to Collapse, Ethereum to Stalemate

Research: By 2023 Bitcoin at $96K, Ripple to Collapse, Ethereum to Stalemate

Uncertainty rules the realm of cryptocurrency. Will the general masses adopt cryptocurrency? What will be the Bitcoin price? Which digital currencies will rise and which ones will fall? These are probably some of the most prevalent questions, which dominate the discourse around crypto. A new intriguing research tackles exactly these most puzzling issues, and suggests several fascinating assessments. The research (PDF) was conducted by the analysts Sherwin Dowlat and Michael Hodapp of the initial coin…

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New Collaboration Enables Australians to Pay Everyday Bills with Cryptocurrency

New Collaboration Enables Australians to Pay Everyday Bills with Cryptocurrency

The mere possibility of paying everyday bills with cryptocurrencies is one huge step toward mainstream mass adoption – and Australia just made one huge stride forward. Through a collaboration of the Australian bill payment company Gobbill and cryptocurrency exchange CoinTree, Aussies will be able to pay their customary bills with dozens of cryptocurrencies. This partnership makes it irrelevant if the billers themselves accept cryptocurrencies or not: the customers’ cryptocurrencies will be transferred from their CoinTree…

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Research: Only 36 of the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have a Valuable Working Product

Research: Only 36 of the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have a Valuable Working Product

If you’ve been travelling through the crypto world for more than a second and a half, you probably already know that aside from all the truly captivating developments, there’s also quite a lot of BS. Scams, controversies, distortions, lies – unfortunately, they are all there. With the purpose of shedding some light on the top cryptocurrencies, a new research was conducted to determine how many and which of the top cryptocurrencies actually have a real…

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The Pirate Bay’s New Business Model: Using Users’ CPU to Mine Monero

The Pirate Bay’s New Business Model: Using Users’ CPU to Mine Monero

The most famous torrent site in the world, The Pirate Bay, has done it again. The website – whose mere essence has been prompting important internet quandaries for over a decade and a half – is now exploring a new business model. And, true to its long controversial heritage, this monetization tactic is also quite debatable. The torrent site currently employs its visitors’ CPU to mine Monero (XMR) coins in order to generate revenue, presumably…

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