An independent researcher claims he has discovered a vulnerability in Monero that allows malicious actors to locate the IP addresses of users on the network. This exploit could mean the end of anonymity for Monero if used by the wrong people, ultimately erasing the cryptocurrency's biggest feature. Also read: It’s Happening: Bitcoin Cash Is Set to Hard Fork on November … [Read more...] about Anonymous No More? Monero Exploit Reveals User Identities to Hackers
On Friday, October 20, MasterCard became the second fortune 500 company to introduce blockchain-based transactions to enable business-to-business payments for its enterprise customers. Also read: UTRUST to Travel Across the Globe to Raise Awareness for ICO MasterCard Rolls Out New Blockchain Payment Solution In an attempt to streamline cross-border payments, the company … [Read more...] about MasterCard Has Switched to Blockchain With New Payment Solution
On Friday 13th October, CEO of investment management giant BlackRock Larry Fink joined the bankers' chorus blasting Bitcoin. Speaking to the Institute of International Finance, he basically said its only use is as a means to launder money. Also read: Jamie Dimon Doubles Down, Calls Daughter Stupid for Owning Bitcoin Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest … [Read more...] about Larry Fink Takes a Jab at Bitcoin, Calls It a Tool for Money Laundering
Bitcoin’s most touchy subject, the block size limit debate, will soon be coming to a head in November. This is when the proposed scaling solution known as SegWit2x (S2X) is to begin its activation process -- risking another contentious hard fork that could destabilize the entire crypto space. Also read: Feds Tracked BTC Addresses and LocalBitcoins to Bust Dark Market … [Read more...] about SegWit2x and the Looming Hard Fork: Why Does It Matter?
An anonymous researcher has put a dollar amount on the Shadow Brokers’ exploit dumping service -- claiming they have made tens of thousands of dollars since they launched it in June. The researcher said he came to this conclusion by tracking Monero transactions, among other things. Also read: Overstock Now Accepts Dozens of Cryptocurrencies as Payment Shadow Brokers … [Read more...] about Shadow Brokers Exploit Dumping Service Allegedly Nets $90,000