Tag: Monero

CryptoCurrency us on Darknet Markets

Status of CryptoCurrency use on the Darknet Markets

The online drug and weapons bazaars commonly known as the “dark net markets” (DNM) have had a tough time of late. This year saw law enforcement agencies effectively shutting down some of the biggest sites on the market including Alphabay...

/ November 17, 2017
UFC Website Monero Miner

UFC Website Gets Knocked Out with Coin Hive Miner

When it comes to pay per view entertainment in sport, nothing quite compares to live fighting. This is true of Boxing and Mixed Martial arts (MMA). The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the home of MMA and fans from all...

/ November 8, 2017
Monero IP Leak not Exploit

Why the Monero IP Address Leak is Not an Exploit

Monero has been touted as one of the only truly private cryptocurrencies out there. Together with Zcash, the goal of Monero was to make sure that users could send privately and with complete anonymity. With this, the project has grown...

/ October 24, 2017
Coinhive Miner Proliferating

Coinhive Miner Proliferating Exponentially

Launched on the 14 of September, Coinhive is a relatively new website JavaScript plugin that garnered some interest from the cryptocurrency community. However, over the past month, it has grown at a near exponential rate and is mining vasts amounts...

/ October 20, 2017
Zcash closer to zk-stark

How Could ZK-Starks make ZCash Truly Private

Many Cryptographers are in search of the Holy Grail of privacy. They are looking for a method of sending crypto currency that is truly private and trust less. This is of course easier said than done. There are two competing...

/ October 2, 2017
CBS Websites with Monero Javascript

CBS Websites Found to Have Monero Mining Code

We have previously covered the attempts by some websites such as the Pirate bay to use the processing power on a user’s browser to mine Monero. The websites will use self-executing JavaScript code that will mine the Monero while the...

/ September 28, 2017
Websites using Malvertising to Mine Monero

Websites using Malvertising to Mine Monero

Annoying web ads can really impede one’s browsing experience. However, how about the prospect of your browser doing a bit of Monero mining whenever you visit a page? We have previously heard how Russian hackers have resorted to spreading malware...

/ September 17, 2017

Russian Hackers are Targeting your PC, for Mining

WannaCry, Not Petya, Mt Gox or the DAO. We always here about the large scale hacks or cyber crime exploits that cause a great degree of damage and publicity. However, there is a far more silent yet effective threat that...

/ September 8, 2017
Ledger Wallet Monero

Ledger Hardware Wallet Begins Monero Integration

The team behind the most popular Bitcoin hardware wallet, Ledger, have begun integration of the anonymous crypto currency, Monero. This was announced by the Ledger CTO in a Reddit post. All of the Ledger code base is open source as...

/ September 7, 2017

What is Monero?

Cryptographers and privacy advocates have always been searching for the Holy grail of anonymous oline transactions. Initially, many thought of Bitcoin as the de facto currency of privacy. There were no names attached to the wallets and money could be...

/ September 1, 2017