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Student Faces Charges for Stealing $5 Million in Crypto via “SIM Jacking”

Student Faces Charges for Stealing $5 Million in Crypto via "SIM Jacking"Motherboard has reportedly obtained court documents pertaining to the arrest of Joel Ortiz, a 20-year-old from Boston, who is accused of stealing $5 million USD in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Mr. Ortiz and his currently unidentified accomplices stole crypto from roughly 40 victims through a hacking technique known as “SIM jacking.” Also Read: Archaeologists Argue Micronesian […]

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HTC ‘Exodus’ Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise Project

HTC 'Exodus' Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise ProjectCharlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin (LTC), has been announced as an adviser to the development of HTC’s “Exodus” blockchain phone following Mr. Lee’s recent tweet that stated he had met with the HTC team and that the Exodus phone will natively support LTC. Also Read: Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Phones, Spy Games, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Phones, Spy Games, Binance CEO vs VitalikIn today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the development of two upcoming crypto phones, the involvement of cryptocurrency in cyber spy games, and why the Binance CEO came out against Etherum-founder Vitalik Buterin. We also cover the latest case of cryptojacking, this time inside a popular video game client. Also Read: Malta-Based Company Launches […]

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HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, Exodus

HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, ExodusWith HTC entering the race, a second cryptocurrency supporting smartphone created by a major electronics manufacturer is now on its way to the market. Could this be the start of a trend by all device makers to embed features such as hardware wallets into phones to help increase sales among more tech savvy consumers?   […]

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Details Emerge on Foxconn-Manufactured Ultra-Secure Crypto Phone

Details Emerge on Foxconn-Manufactured Ultra-Secure Crypto PhoneBitcoin paranoids rejoice. The technical details have emerged about Sirin Finney, an ultra secure mobile device promising to keep your cryptocurrency transactions private. The phone will feature an embedded cold storage wallet, and will be built by the same company that builds the iPhone. Also Read: Elon Musk Takes on Bitcoin-Bashing Warren Buffett Secure Element […]

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Scam Round-Up: Asian Investment Schemes and Snail Mail Extortion

Scam Round-Up: Asian Investment Schemes and Snail Mail ExtortionUnfortunately, as with any industry, scams of all shapes and sizes persist within the cryptocurrency sector. This past week has seen a Filipino couple arrested after amassing over $17 million USD through a bitcoin investment scam, and protests held outside the office of a Vietnamese company that swindled $660 through two multi-level marketing (MLM) initial […]

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New ‘Hack-Proof’ Security-Centric Phone Features Built-In Bitcoin Wallet

New ‘Hack-Proof’ Security-Centric Phone Features Built-In Bitcoin WalletMobile cybersecurity firm Sikur has unveiled “the first fully encrypted, hack-proof smartphone that can safely store cryptocurrencies.” The phone’s hardware and software were built from the ground up with a dedicated bitcoin wallet and a custom app store for high-security apps. Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten ‘First Fully Encrypted, Hack-Proof […]

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PR: Extra Credit Takes Bitcoin Education to the Next Level

Extra Credit Bitcoin EducationFor the first time, someone is empowering people to learn about cryptocurrencies. Extra Credit, which is a dual effort with Bitcoin Homework, is a new venture that combines blockchain technology with educational programs designed to teach people about cryptocurrencies, even as they partake in the digital payment for perhaps the first time.

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Targets Australians via SMS

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Targets Australians via SMSAustralians have increasingly become the target of an SMS-based bitcoin mining scam. The scam entices users with fictional free bitcoins that supposedly can be located at two shortened URLs; however, if visited, the USR will hijack that user’s computing power for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency on behalf of the scammers. Also Read: Samsung Builds Bitcoin […]

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Samsung Builds Bitcoin Mining Rig Using Old Phones

Samsung’s new ‘upcycling’ initiative has seen the company repurpose outdated technology for novel and creative utilities, including the construction of a bitcoin mining rig from out of old smartphones. Also Read: Arras Lives on Bitcoin for a Week and Proves Bitcoin Is Gaining Acceptance The ‘Upcycling’ Program Has Seen the Company Turn 40 Used Galaxy S5s […]

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