Russian Nuclear Scientists Were Arrested for Using a Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

The supercomputer is housed in the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, a restricted area with high security.

The SEC Is Stepping Up Its Rhetoric Over Cryptocurrency Regulation in Senate Testimony

Cryptocurrency exchanges are currently regulated as money-transmission services.

You Can Download an Easy Blockchain App to Help Poor People Make Bail

The app allocates a small percentage of the operating device’s excess computing power to mine cryptocurrency.

Corporate Execs Are Obsessed With Blockchain Because They Can’t Afford to Ignore it Anymore

From tech firms to banks to retailers and beyond, investors now expect execs to explain their companies’ positions on blockchain technology.

Someone Made Over $60,000 Hijacking People’s Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency

The malware mines Monero, a cryptocurrency that currently has a total market value of about $1.4 billion.

Bitcoin Has Split, and There Are Now Two Versions of the Popular Cryptocurrency

The new “bitcoin cash” offers an eight-fold increase in transaction capacity.

A Government Worker in New York City Was Fined for Mining Bitcoins on His Work Computer

The employee ran bitcoin-mining software on the computer every night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for an entire month in 2014.

The SEC Has Finally Weighed in on the Crypto-Token Frenzy, and Nobody’s Going to Jail—Yet

The agency found that the “initial coin offering” last May that kickstarted the current cryptotoken gold-rush was subject to U.S. securities laws.

After a Series of Hacks, Cryptocurrency Issuers May Turn to Old-Fashioned Bank Vaults for Security

It's difficult to keep even the most sophisticated new technology safe and secure.

A Coding Error Led to $30 Million in Ethereum Being Stolen

The perils of a blockchain’s immutable transactions was brought home yesterday.

Hackers Plunder Cryptocurrency Exchange and Car Insurance Data

Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.