South Korea’s Upbit Becomes Latest Exchange to Delist Privacy Coins

Another cryptocurrency exchange has delisted a slew of privacy coins following recent regulatory requirements from the international body the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to a notice from Korea exchange Upbit, transaction support for monero (XMR), dash (DASH), zcash (ZEC), haven (XHV), bittube (TUBE), and PIVX (PIVX) will end Monday, Sept. 30. Upbit announced […]

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‘Panda’ Crypto Malware Group Has Nabbed $100K in Monero Since 2018

A cybersecurity firm has identified a group behind a spate of cryptocurrency-mining malware attacks that have been targeting enterprises across the globe. Said to have already scooped up almost $100,000 (at current prices) in the monero cryptocurrency via its malicious software packages, the group has been dubbed “Panda,” by the team that identified it last […]

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Privacy Crypto Monero Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

One of the most popular cryptocurrencies for privacy protection, monero, celebrated five years of existence this week. Launched in April 2014, monero has, since its inception, been entirely crowdfunded. And in tune with this decentralized, grassroots structure, monero is almost entirely developed by volunteers. “Monero is very committed to its decentralized, grassroots structure meaning we took […]

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This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

A recently observed form of malware uses a concerning new trick to avoid detection and mine cryptocurrency on cloud servers. Two researchers, Xingyu Jin and Claud Xiao, from cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, published a report on Thursday, saying that a nasty bit of software from bad actors dubbed the Rocke group is targeting public […]

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US Government Is Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know if tracking transactions conducted using privacy coins is feasible. A new pre-solicitation document published by the DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program discusses the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for transactions. While the document notes that there are both commercial and government uses for […]

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