New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it

New Malicious Monero Miner Crashes Computers When Attempting to Remove it It has been a while since cryptocurrency malware was worth paying much attention to. With cryptocurrency mining having become more common, criminals are once again taking notice. WinstarNssmMiner may have a weird name, but it is a very potent cryptocurrency mining malware strain. Attempting to remove it will result…

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License

WSJ: Coinbase Spoke to U.S. Regulators About Acquiring Federal Banking License Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 18. Citing “a person familiar with the matter”, the WSJ reports that Coinbase spoke to the U.S. Office of the Comptroller…

Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government

Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government Six public and private Colombian companies have joined forces to launch the Colombia Blockchain Association, Spanish news agency EFE reported May 17. The Association describes itself as aiming to support the country’s crypto and blockchain ecosystems and to advise the national government on matters concerning regulation of…

Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Takes Aim at Warren Buffet with Amusing Billboard Trolling

Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Takes Aim at Warren Buffet with Amusing Billboard Trolling A cryptocurrency mining firm claims to be responsible for a billboard that has appeared near Warren Buffet’s office in Omaha. Whilst still unconfirmed, Genesis Mining are apparently behind the taunting publicity stunt. Warren Buffet Publicly Trolled over Bitcoin Comments The co-founder of colossal…

EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens

EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens Members of the European Parliament believe small businesses could benefit from integrating blockchain technology. The Industry, Research and Energy committee voted Wednesday to recommend that small businesses look into blockchain payment systems in a move aimed at relieving some of the costs associated with intermediary payment facilitators.…

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Central Bank’s Crypto Dealings Ban Until July Hearing

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Central Bank’s Crypto Dealings Ban Until July Hearing The Supreme Court of India has decided that no petitions can be filed in any High Court of India against the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) April 6 circular about ending all dealings with cryptocurrency, according to local news outlet Inc42. Citing a Twitter post May 17 from a…

Steve Wozniak Compares Ethereum to Apple at Vienna Conference

Steve Wozniak Compares Ethereum to Apple at Vienna Conference At the WeAreDevelopers tech conference in Vienna, Steve “Woz” Wozniak compared Ethereum’s platform with Apple and said it could become just as influential, Forbes reported May 18. While delivering his speech at the conference, Wozniak was enthusiastic about Ethereum (ETH), describing it as a platform similar to Apple’s. He said that in the…