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Congressman says Americans should be banned from mining, using cryptocurrency

Congressman says Americans should be banned from mining, using cryptocurrency Congressman Brad Sherman believes the government should prohibit U.S. citizens from mining and using cryptocurrency. As a medium of exchange, cryptocurrencies facilitate narcotics trafficking, terrorism, and tax evasion. The post Congressman says Americans should be banned from mining, using cryptocurrency …

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Lack of Cryptocurrency Miner Demand May Cause Deep GPU Discounts

Lack of Cryptocurrency Miner Demand May Cause Deep GPU Discounts Unnamed sources close to Taiwan-based graphics card manufacturers such as Gigabyte and MSI claim these companies will be forced to slash prices due to a dramatic 40 percent drop in month-on-month shipments starting in April. The plunge stems from a …

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Hackers Retooled Ransomware to Carry a Cryptocurrency-Mining Payload

Hackers Retooled Ransomware to Carry a Cryptocurrency-Mining Payload Trend Micro recently discovered that hackers repurposed the XiaoBa ransomware to carry a cryptocurrency miner payload. Typically, XiaoBa infects a PC, encrypts its files, and holds those files hostage until the victim delivers a payment to hackers. But in this case, the new …

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Google plans to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Google is cracking down on Chrome extensions with a cryptocurrency mining component, blocking new submissions starting now and de-listing current extensions by the end of June. Why? Blame the malicious developers. The post Google plans to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store appeared first on Digital Trends.

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