In the Daily: Monero Upgrade, Revolut Auto Exchange, SETL Administration

In this edition of The Daily we cover the latest protocol upgrade to privacy coin monero (XMR), a new feature for traders using Revolut, and the blockchain-based corporate settlements platform SETL appointing administrators for the business. Also Read: Online Bank Swissquote to Add Crypto Custodial Services Monero Undergoes Protocol Upgrade The Monero development team has…

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Detected Cryptojacking Prompts Microsoft to Remove Eight Free Apps from Microsoft Store

United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store after cybersecurity firm Symantec identified the presence of surreptitious Monero (XMR) coin mining code. The news was reported by Symantec on Feb. 15. Stealth crypto mining — also know as cryptojacking – works by installing malware that uses a…

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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the privacy-centric digital currency Monero, a project that has tried to fork the software multiple times…

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Bitcoin Network Loses Nodes and Difficulty, Militants Use Crypto In Struggle to Secede, NYU Professor Goes Off The Rails, and More: Last Week In Crypto

Bitcoin Price Recovery Alongside Network Changes The Bitcoin price came back from the brink this week, reaching nearly $4,000 by Sunday. Analysts were at times throughout the week worried that it would lose support around $3,400 and then drop beneath $3,000, but this hasn’t happened. At the same time, however, two important Bitcoin network metrics…

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, Monero: Price Analysis, Dec. 5

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Experts are divided over the future behavior of the…

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US Government Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know if tracking transactions conducted using privacy coins is feasible. A new pre-solicitation document published by the DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program discusses the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for transactions. While the document notes that there are both commercial and government uses for…

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