Starbucks’ Wi-Fi Found Using People’s Laptops to Mine Monero

Earlier this year CCN reported on The Pirate Bay’s efforts to use visitor CPU to mine Monero in order to monetize its traffic and replace the ads on its pages.
$530 Billion: Cryptocurrencies Become More Valuable Than Facebook

$530 Billion: Cryptocurrencies Become More Valuable Than Facebook

The bitcoin price rallied past $18,000 on Friday as traders rolled their altcoins profits back into the flagship cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin Price Posts Slight Decline But Altcoin Markets Set New Records

Bitcoin Price Posts Slight Decline But Altcoin Markets Set New Records

The bitcoin price posted a minor pullback on Thursday, continuing a weeklong trend that has seen the most prominent cryptocurrency ease its foot off the gas after a meteoric early-month climb.
Ethereum Price Achieves All-Time High at $752, Up 20% in 24 Hours

Ethereum Price Achieves All-Time High at $752, Up 20% in 24 Hours

The Ethereum price has surpassed $752 for the first time in history, recording a staggering 20 percent increase in value over the past 24 hours, led by the US market.

‘Bitcoin Creator’ Craig Wright Claims 2018 Will Be the Year of Bitcoin Cash

Australian businessman Craig Wright, infamous for two separate stints as the self-proclaimed creator of the flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin, recently tweeted out that 2018 will be the year in which Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is brought to its full potential, as limits to what it can achieve won’t be there, and security will be improved.
Parity Technologies Suggests Hard Fork To Release Locked Ether

Parity Technologies Suggests Hard Fork To Release Locked Ether

Parity Technologies, having suffered a multi-signature wallet bug that froze hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Ether, noted ongoing issues with Ethereum in a recent blog suggesting a course of action to rescue the funds.
$500 Billion: Ethereum, Ripple Prices Carry Crypto Market Cap to Historic Milestone

$500 Billion: Ethereum, Ripple Prices Carry Crypto Market Cap to Historic Milestone

Cryptocurrencies achieved another historic milestone this week, as their combined market caps leaped above the $500 billion mark on the heels of an altcoin rally led by the ethereum and ripple prices.
Ethereum, Litecoin Prices Headline $20 Billion Altcoin Rally

Ethereum, Litecoin Prices Headline $20 Billion Altcoin Rally

The cryptocurrency markets achieved another comprehensive advance on Tuesday, but — breaking from recent norms — the bitcoin price was not leading the rally.

Korea’s Justice Ministry Mulls Total Ban on Bitcoin Trading: Report

The South Korean Ministry of Justice is reportedly planning to outlaw trading of all cryptocurrencies including bitcoin.
Bitcoin Price, Crypto Markets Trade Up After Cboe Futures Launch

Bitcoin Price, Crypto Markets Trade Up After Cboe Futures Launch

The bitcoin price climbed nearly 20 percent in the hours following the launch of the bitcoin futures on U.
NEM Price Leaps to All-Time High, But Investors Should Proceed With Caution

NEM Price Leaps to All-Time High, But Investors Should Proceed With Caution

The NEM price leaped to an all-time high on Friday, enabling the cryptocurrency to sneak back into the 10th spot in the market cap rankings.
Bitcoin Price Ebbs From $18,000 High as Market Continues to Set Records

Bitcoin Price Ebbs From $18,000 High as Market Continues to Set Records

The bitcoin price made another bullish run on Thursday, reaching above $18,000 for the first time in its brief history.
$15,000: Bitcoin Price Goes Parabolic, Cannibalizes Crypto Market

$15,000: Bitcoin Price Goes Parabolic, Cannibalizes Crypto Market

The bitcoin price ripped past $15,000 on Thursday, marking yet another historical milestone for the most prominent cryptocurrency.
Stellar Price Spikes 50% on News of Korean Partnership

Stellar Price Spikes 50% on News of Korean Partnership

The stellar price soared more than 50 percent on Wednesday in response to news that the blockchain project had formed a partnership with recently-launched Korean cryptocurrency exchange GOPAX.

Mariah Carey, G-Eazy, and Motorhead Now Accept Monero for Music Merchandise

Bitcoin may have garnered plenty of interest this year, but altcoins are stepping up to the plate, offering their services in a bid to become more mainstream.
Take That, Jamie! Surging Bitcoin Price Propels Crypto Market Cap Ahead of JPMorgan

Take That, Jamie! Surging Bitcoin Price Propels Crypto Market Cap Ahead of JPMorgan

Another day, another $1,000 — that’s been the story of the bitcoin price over the course of the past week.
$9.8 Billion: IOTA Overtakes Ripple in Market Cap as Surge Continues

$9.8 Billion: IOTA Overtakes Ripple in Market Cap as Surge Continues

The IOTA price continued to surge on Tuesday, enabling the native currency of the “next generation blockchain” project to surpass Ripple’s XRP token to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency.

Portugal’s Central Bank Issues Warning Against OneCoin

The Banco de Portugal (BdP), Portugal’s central bank, recently joined a long list of authorities around the world that warned its citizens on OneCoin, the purported altcoin scheme widely seen as a scam.
Monero Price Achieves $250, a New All-Time High

Monero Price Achieves $250, a New All-Time High

The monero price surged to $250 after the cryptocurrency was the subject of several bullish announcements — and privacy-conscious users discovered another anonymity-centric cryptocurrency was not quite as private as they had initially believed.
Bitcoin Price Eyes $12,000 as Billion-Dollar Crypto Unicorns Swell to Nineteen

Bitcoin Price Eyes $12,000 as Billion-Dollar Crypto Unicorns Swell to Nineteen

The cryptocurrency markets made another advance on Tuesday, fueled by continued bullishness over the impending launch of regulated bitcoin futures contracts on Sunday.

NEO Founder: Bitcoin May Be A Bubble, But So What?

Bitcoin may be a bubble, but that isn’t worrying Da Hong Fei, founder of NEO, the 12th largest cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $160.

SEC Files Charges Against Alleged ICO Scam PlexCoin

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IOTA Price Explodes After Microsoft Partnership Announcement

IOTA Price Explodes After Microsoft Partnership Announcement

The IOTA price has surged nearly 600 percent this month on the heels of a flurry of announcements related to the launch of IOTA’s much-touted Data Marketplace.

Venezuelan President Announces Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency “Petro” to Combat ‘US Blockade’

According to Reuters, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro recently announced a new cryptocurrency during a Christmas television special, amid the country’s economic crisis and the plunge of the Venezuelan Bolivar’s value.
Bitcoin Price Holds Near $11,500 Despite Regulatory Heat

Bitcoin Price Holds Near $11,500 Despite Regulatory Heat

The bitcoin price has continued to trade near $11,500 in defiance of reports that multiple national governments are scheming to regulate or curtail domestic cryptocurrency usage.