Really dumb malware targets cryptocurrency fans using Macs

Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) Someone impersonating administrators of cryptocurrency-related discussion channels on Slack, Discord, and other social messaging platforms has been attempting to lure others into installing macOS malware. The social-engineering campaign consists of posting a script in discussions and encouraging people to copy and paste that script into a Terminal window on their Macs. The […]

What is Ethereum? | The Ultimate Beginners’ Guide

Article was originally published at CoinCentral. With the second largest market cap in the cryptocurrency world, Ethereum has drawn a lot of attention from investors and crypto enthusiasts alike. This relatively new cryptocurrency not only presents a significant change to the status quo, it also allows for the quick development and deployment of new applications. […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Article was originally published at SurveySay. What is a cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is a digitally-encrypted and decentralized virtual currency that is secured by a public ledger called a blockchain. The cryptocurrency industry is not controlled by any government or form of a centralized institution like a bank. Cryptocurrencies utilize cryptography to secure and complete or […]

Lamborghinis lined the street outside a massive NYC cryptocurrency conference, but it turns out they were only staged rentals

Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images Lamborghinis were spotted parked outside New York’s blockchain conference Consensus this week. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts (and others) have long revered the Lamborghini as an aspirational symbol of wealth. But it turns out that the Lamborghinis in question didn’t actually belong to any of the attendees: They were staged rentals. Lamborghinis have long been […]

Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon

Nvidia announced its financial results on Thursday, and they were spectacular. For the company’s first fiscal quarter—which runs from late January through late April—the company had revenues of $ 3.2 billion. That’s up 10 percent from the previous quarter and up 66 percent over the last year. Profits were even more impressive, rising 11 percent […]

Coming to grips with compliance and regulation for cryptocurrency traders

SPONSORED: Presented by Blockchain Terminal Cryptocurrencies are more than just a new asset class; they are a new investment paradigm. In a few short years the trading of crypto has gone from rudimentary peer-to-peer trades to being supported by an entire industry of platforms, exchanges, and tools. However, the trading ecosystem for crypto is stil…Read […]

Basis—the “stable” cryptocurrency with $133 million invested—explained

Enlarge / A bollard. (credit: praveenkay / Flickr) Last week, we learned that an impressive slate of Silicon Valley investors was pouring $ 133 million into Basis, a company that aims to create a cryptocurrency with a stable value against the dollar. It’s easy to see why investors would be excited about a project like this. If […]