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How to Buy, Sell, and Keep Track of Bitcoin | PCMag.com
We're deep in the heart of Bitcoin madness.
The original cryptocurrency's more than tenfold increase over the past year has thrust the blockchain -based digital currency into Wall Street's face. Notable investors like the Winklevii have been cashing in, as the finance sector wades into Bitcoin futures trading. At the same time, consumers and everyday investors are trying to figure out what Bitcoin actually is and how they can get in on...
Winklevoss Twins Turn $11M Into $1B Bitcoin Fortune | News ...
The twins used $11 million of their Facebook lawsuit payout to buy Bitcoin back in 2013, now it's worth a billion.
December 4, 2017 9:58AM EST
December 4, 2017
Last week, the value of Bitcoin went past $10,000 for the first time and currently sits at $11,230 . Many people will be wishing they invested money in Bitcoin a few years ago. The Winklevoss twins did, and they just became billionaires on paper because of it.
The Winklevoss twins are best known for their...
Botnet Strikes Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs - pcmag.com
The botnet has been trying to steal digital currency generated from Windows systems running the Claymore mining software.
January 17, 2018 8:30PM EST
January 17, 2018
A botnet that's been infecting internet routers has a new target: machines mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum.
Since Jan. 8, the botnet has been scanning the internet for Windows systems running the Claymore mining software, and tampering with them, according to security researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab.
The malware, known as Satori, was originally spotted a...
14 Reasons to Keep an Eye on Blockchain in 2018 | PCMag.com
It's been a big year for blockchain . The meteoric rise in Bitcoin's value has thrust the underlying technology beneath cryptocurrencies into the spotlight, but blockchain's potential extends far beyond bitcoin.
Blockchain's distributed network and immutable ledger technology has the potential...
Chrome Extension Hacked to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency ...
Cryptocurrency mining software has been secretly invading PCs through a Chrome browser extension.
For the past few weeks, Archive Poster has been mining a virtual currency called Monero over the Chrome browser without warning computer owners.
Archive Poster users have been complaining and giving the Chrome extension bad reviews since early December. Although the mining occurs in the background,...