Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Data

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Data

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

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

Cybersecurity

Hackers Plunder Cryptocurrency Exchange and Car Insurance Data

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

Emerging Tech

The New Cryptocurrency Gold Rush: Digital Tokens That Raise Millions in Minutes

The oracles of Silicon Valley say token offerings could reinvent the “freemium” business model of the internet.

Emerging Tech

The Rise of Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes

Scammers are making big money off people who want in on the latest digital gold rush but don’t understand how the technology works.