• newspapers
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Europe,  Innovators,  Litecoin,  Media,  Ripple

    Must-reads for September 4, 2018: The Mueller Bitcoin connection, un-Lady-like behavior, wasted crypto energy, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Bitcoin Suspect Could Shed Light on Russian Mueller Targets (Bloomberg) Remember the name Alexander Vinnik? He ran BTC-e, the cryptocurrency exchange that appeared all too willing to launder money for Bond villain-type characters. He was taken down by FinCEN, with the help of the IRS, and now sits in a Greek prison. Some of the bitcoins Vinnik allegedly helped launder belonged to a Russian hacking unit now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. See? It’s all connected.   The baroness, the ICO fiasco, and enter Steve Wozniak (Financial Times) Michelle Mone, aka Baroness Mone, of Mayfair in the City of Westminster, OBE, sits in the British House of Lords…

  • Hacker phishing

    Here’s what it’s like to have cyber thieves hack you for your crypto accounts

    Even the editor in chief of Modern Consensus can get attacked

    I wasn’t going to write this piece. However, I saw this tweet on Tuesday: Hearing more and more about individuals involved in cryptocurrency having indications of cyberattacks directed at them multiples times/year. Numbers ported out, spoofed SMS, targeted phishing emails, coordinated/timed events. — Jackie 🤦🏽‍♀️ (@find_evil) July 10, 2018 I just became one of those people. Here’s how I was cyberattacked. This past Thursday night. I started getting a series of emails. First it was from Google. A Gmail account I use for a site that I run had a login. At 10:13 p.m., “Your Google Account was just signed in to from a new Motorola Moto E (4) device.…

  • Twitter
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Twitter may be the next to ban crypto ads

    It’s expected the Twitter ban will resemble those of Facebook and Google

    President Trump can tweet ad nauseam about the special counsel investigating him but if he dares to use that medium to advertise a cryptocurrency, well, then he might be in real trouble. Twitter may be joining the bandwagon of companies banning crypto adds, according to a news story published Monday by Sky News: “Sky News understands that the new advertising policy will be implemented in two weeks and currently stands to prohibit advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICOs), token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets globally.” In recent weeks, the duopoly of Facebook and Google—controlling about three quarters of all online ad revenue in the United States—have decided that crypto ads were…

  • Google
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Litecoin,  Media

    Even Google searches for ‘bitcoin’ are dropping, too

    Why google what you already know?

    Fewer and fewer people are searching for “bitcoin” these days, and speculators are wondering what to make of it. Bloomberg first noticed the damning Google Trends report. This chart condenses the past year of people typing “bitcoin” into a Google search bar, and it shows that searches for this particular cryptocurrency are approaching new six-month lows. They’re down some 80% since bitcoin hit its all-time high in December. The crypto community are mostly scratching their heads at this data point. Why aren’t people googling “bitcoin” anymore? Does it mean something or nothing for bitcoin’s price? Google Trends reveals that this decline isn’t strictly limited to bitcoin. A similar pattern, more…