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Weekend Watch: Bitcoin Maintains $42K, Monero at 3-Month High After 8% Spike

After falling to its January 2021 all-time high of around $42,000, bitcoin has maintained that level following a relatively still trading day. The altcoins are also untypically calm today, with Monero being among the few exceptions and XMR tapping a three-month high. Bitcoin Remains Above $42K It’s safe to say that the primary cryptocurrency has seen better days as it attempted to jump above $47,000 earlier this week. However, it failed on both occasions when the bears...

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Leaks Targeted by Monero-Mining Malware (Report)

It appears that hackers are finding new avenues to exploit non-suspecting victims and take advantage of their computing power. This time, the primary tool to use are leaks of the new Spide-Man: No Way Home movie. Spider-Man: No Way Home premiered on December 17th, 2021 – merely a week ago, in the US. For the short time being, it has already become the third-most successful movie of the year, according to box office statistics. Data from Box Office Mojo shows that it’s the...

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Two Months Later: Monero’s Former Lead Maintainer Released From US Custody

Riccardo Spagni, the former Monero lead maintainer who was recently arrested for charges unrelated to the privacy token, has reported that US officials have released him from custody. CryptoPotato reported in early August when Spagni was arrested for alleged fraud committed between 2009 and 2011. The reports indicated that his crimes had nothing to do with his work for the popular privacy coin Monero, as they were dated long before the inception of the network. Instead, his...

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Monero Bug May Impact Transaction Privacy: Team Reveals

Developer’s of the privacy token Monero (XMR) have found a bug that breaks its transaction privacy, according to recent tweets on Monday. The official Monero Twitter account warned users of a “rather significant bug” in the Decoy system. The bug was at first discovered by software developer Justin Berman when he found out that if a user spends their XMR tokens after 20 minutes of receiving them (two blocks time), it’s likely that their transaction will be identified as the...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates Sold on the Darkweb for BTC and ETH

Coinfirm revealed that some users on the notorious Darkweb have been selling falsified vaccine certificates for COVID-19 and stolen doses of vaccines in exchange for a variety of cryptocurrencies. Per the report, one can buy 10 shots of the AstraZeneca product for $250 or its crypto equivalent. BTC in Exchange for a Coronavirus Shot Criminals see the anonymous nature of the Darkweb as an attractive marketplace where they can execute a variety of illegal deals. The blockchain...

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Trustless XMR-BTC Swaps Launch on Monero’s Mainnet

This allows users to create trustless atomic swaps between the two cryptocurrencies without having to route through a centralized exchange service. Monero’s Privacy Mechanisms Monero’s ring signature system draws anonymity from a minimum ring size. Receivers are protected via stealth addresses, and funds within the ring are indistinguishable from each other. The minimum ring size is 11: given no other information, an attacker can identify the source of a transaction with a...

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Privacy Coins Soar as Bitcoin Dipped Below $35K (Weekend Watch)

Bitcoin’s enhanced volatility resumed in the past 24 hours as the cryptocurrency fell to its lowest price level in five days beneath $35,000. Most alternative coins also experienced similar dips and increased BTC’s market dominance to above 43%. Bitcoin Dipped Below $35K After recovering from its most violent losses to $30,000, the primary cryptocurrency was riding high for a few consecutive days. The asset challenged $40,000 on a few occasions and even briefly jumped above...

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$100 Million in Monero (XMR) Ransom Reportedly Demanded from Computer Giant Acer

The Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, is purportedly the latest popular organization to fall victim to the notorious REvil ransomware attack. According to recent reports, the perpetrators have requested one of the largest demands so far of up to $100 million paid in the privacy cryptocurrency – Monero.Ransomware Attack on AcerHeadquartered in New Taipei City, Acer is among the world’s largest manufacturers of computer hardware and electronics with revenue of over...

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Grayscale Eyes DeFi: Registers Trusts For Polkadot, Aave, and Cosmos

With nearly 90% of investments located in its Bitcoin Trust, Grayscale could be providing new diversification products to its institutional investors. Recent filings in Delaware revealed that the company has registered for new cryptocurrency products for the privacy-oriented coin Monero and three DeFi tokens – Polkadot, Cosmos, and Aave.According to the filings made by the Delaware Trust Company, listed as Grayscale Investment’s statutory trustee for the state, the asset manager has already...

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Privacy Coins Targeted: Bittrex to Delist Monero, ZCash, and Dash

Just a few days after announcing the delisting of Ripple (XRP) following the SEC charges, Bittrex has added three more coins to the list of removals. Interestingly, they are all so-called security tokens – Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), and ZCash (ZEC).The Seattle, Washington-based cryptocurrency exchange said in a statement earlier today that it will remove Monero, Dash, and ZCash from its global platform. The company will halt trading for these markets: BTC/XMR, ETH/XMR, USDT/XMR, BTC/ZEC,...

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