Over 500 Chrome Extensions Secretly Uploaded Private Data

A researcher discovered that hundreds of extensions in the Web Store were part of a long-running malvertising and ad-fraud...

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies
Feb17

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Higher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past 12 months. Only a couple of other African nations, Ghana and South Africa, come...

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The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi
Feb17

The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi

In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. When Goodman arrived at Dorian’s home in California, he said he was “no longer involved in that” and he “cannot discuss it.” The commentary prompted Goodman and her Newsweek cohorts to assume he...

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More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different
Feb17

More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different

Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – the cryptocurrency landscape looks very different. Here’s what’s improved since 2017. Also read: Tradeblock Estimates Post-Halving Mining...

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Steemit for Sale: Popular Crypto Blogging Platform Sold to Tron, Community Reacts
Feb17

Steemit for Sale: Popular Crypto Blogging Platform Sold to Tron, Community Reacts

Crypto blogging platform Steemit is undergoing a big change, migrating from its own Steem blockchain to the Tron network. The struggling crypto blogging platform launched in 2016 and made waves when big name libertarian users began to make thousands of dollars per post. The platform’s heyday was short-lived, however, and after the departure of co-founder Dan Larimer of EOS fame, attempts to rebrand, and layoffs, it has finally...

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