Ransomware Hackers Attack Malaysian Media Company Demanding $6.3 Million in BTC
Another day, another dollar and yet another attack by hackers. This time a group of ransomware hackers have attacked a Malaysian media company by the name of Media Prima Bhd and have demanded BTC funds before they return access to the company’s hacked computer systems.
BTC crash leads to 41k unconfirmed transactions.
18k transactions a couple of hours after this was posted.
Hong Kong-Based Bitcoin Mining Pool BTCC to Close Indefinitely
Hong-Kong based bitcoin exchange, BTCC has made known through a press release, plans to shut down its mining pool business BTCC Pool Limited after four years of operation in Hong-Kong.
BTC Mining coming under pressure: The relatively stable bitcoin prices have inflated the general cost of mining so is mining still a viable option?
Founded in June 2011 as BTC China, the company ranked as the world’s second-largest Bitcoin exchange by volume in October 2014. It enjoyed massive followership in China is the country’s first bitcoin exchange. The company benefited immensely from its first round of venture capital financing in 2013 which involved the participation of notable investors including LightSpeed China Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners.
A fake Elon Musk account promoting bitcoin scam was promoted on Twitter
Cryptocurrency scammers are pretending to be Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, and some of their tweets are being promoted onto timelines through Twitter's ad service. Generally, the scammers will hack a verified account, change the display name to "Elon Musk," copy his profile photo, and then tweet about a fake cryptocurrency giveaway.
Adam Back: Bitmain does not follow BIP standards and giving miners hard time!
Slush Pool: "Dear Miners, we strongly recommend you DON'T UPGRADE your S9 devices with the new Bitmain firmware. It is not compatible with BIP310 standard and as a result also not compatible with @slush_pool. We are working hard on providing our own fix asap and will keep you posted."
"Bitfinex'ed" blogger retweeted an insider investigation into the Rothschilds manipulating the USDT
Anomalous growth of Bitcoin and decrease in the USDT on Bitfinex: what really hides behind the scenes, what does it have to do with mysterious IMMO and whose trading bots in charge of massive USDT sales? Answers seem to be found now.
USDT is manipulated, but not by Bitfinex, but by competitors
The trade disparity of Bitcoin on Bitfinex compared to other exchanges has become the talk of the crypto community for the past week. Both Bitfinex and Tether Limited, the company behind Tether [USDT], is being blamed for the bitcoin manipulation using Tether tokens. Apparently, the Tether debacle caused a seller storm in the market which saw a massive selloff for USDT coins against Bitcoin. This caused a price rise in Bitcoin on Bitfinex and therefore the exchange was suspected for possible Bitcoin price manipulation.
Jimmy Song: "If you "leave" Bitcoin because you don't like how you're treated, you really don't understand sound money. The fact that enemies use the same money is a feature, not a bug."
Hackers Selling Brazilian Police Logins For Bitcoin
Hackers are now selling login information for the Brazilian Federal Highway Police in exchange for a $200 bitcoin payment. Reporting by Brazilian news outlet TecMundo said an anonymous source informed the publication about the scheme.