Sharding, Explained

A closer look at the concept of sharding, what it is exactly and how it works. What is the future of blockchain sharding? Sharding gained more attention recently because of Facebook’s Libra coin. Facebook recently released more details on the Libra coin in its white paper, which is planned for launch in the first half […]

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Grand Theft Crypto: The State of Cryptocurrency-Stealing Malware and Other Nasty Techniques

In 2019, centralized exchanges and individual hodlers are losing record-breaking sums of digital money to hackers and scammers. Much of digital assets’ appeal stems from the fact that many of them are not affiliated with or controlled by governments, central banks or transnational corporations (at least, not yet). The price paid for the independence from […]

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Ethereum-Based Decentralized Video Streaming Startup Livepeer Raises $8M

Ethereum-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors. Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors in its Series A funding round in a Medium post published on June 17. Per the announcement, the startup will use the newly acquired […]

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Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

Companies including DMG Mori are tipped to join a data-sharing project that will secure information using blockchain. A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported on June 17. The project, which will commence in spring 2020, aims for participants to […]

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DEX, Explained

A full guide to decentralized exchanges — how they work and differ from their centralized counterparts. Any dispute settlement process? The main issue when talking about regulation of DEXs is that, in most cases, such exchanges are not controlled by a specific legal entity or individual. Since DEXs are not required to follow regulations, this […]

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Trend Micro Detects Major Uptick in New Strain of XMR Malware Targeting China-Based Systems

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a major uptick in monero (XMR) cryptojacking malware targeting China-based systems this spring. The news was revealed in an official Trend Micro announcement on June 5. As previously reported, cryptojacking is […]

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Trend Micro: BlackSquid Malware Infects Servers to Install Monero Cryptojacking Software

A malware dubbed BlackSquid infects web servers by employing eight different security exploits and installs mining software. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announced that it found a malware dubbed BlackSquid that infects web servers employing eight different security exploits and installs mining software. The findings were announced in a blog post published on June 3. Per […]

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