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Architect Launches Bitcoin Hostel Near Rio De Janeiro in Brazil

Alessandro Santos, a Brazilian architect, engineer, and self-described bitcoin aficionado, has recently inaugurated a cryptocurrency-themed hostel in Paraty, a city located about 260 kilometers (161.5 miles) away from São Paulo, Brazil. The hostel, appropriately named Hostel Bitcoin, launched on August 16, and was immediately booked for its inauguration day. According to local news outlet Portal...

Encrypted Email Service Tutonata Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

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Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it wants to support decentralized payment systems that are independent of centralized processors such as credit card companies and banks. The company...

New Screensaver Mines Monero for Change.org Foundation

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Update 7/20: Change.org reached out to CCN to clarify that the program was launched by an outside marketing agency -- not the Change.org Foundation -- and that the revenue will solely support the organization's work in Brazil. The article has been updated to reflect this. Supporters of popular social petition platform Change.org can now install a screensaver that will mine monero on behalf of the...

Privacy Coin Monero Successfully Completes First "Bulletproofs" Audit

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Privacy Coin Monero (XMR) successfully completes the first audit for its new “bulletproofs” protocol. In an official blog post back in December 2017, Monero announced its intentions to pursue including the bulletproofs mechanism into its protocol. They stated that bulletproofs would lead to “massive space savings, better verification times, and lower fees.”. The deployment was supposed to happen...

Chinese Police Arrest Malware Developers Who Hacked $2 Million in Crypto

The developers are responsible for hacking millions of computers to hack a total of $2 million in cryptocurrencies. Computers were initially infected with a mining program and a mining monitoring software -- whenever the latter detected CPU utilization below 50%, the former would silently start mining in the background. The cycle was repeated endlessly, with all the proceeds being sent back to...

$1.2 Billion in Cryptocurrency Laundered Through Bitcoin Tumblers, Privacy Coins

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California-based blockchain and cryptocurrency security firm CipherTrace released its Q2 2018 report in July 2018 and noted the rise of cryptocurrency crime, money laundering, and other illicit activities. One particular item of note was that $1.2 billion has been laundered through cryptocurrency tools such as bitcoin tumblers and privacy-centric altcoins like zcash and monero. Criminals...

What’s the Motive Behind Pornhub’s Listing of Verge and now Tron?

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Pornhub, the largest pornographic-video platform in the world, is set to integrate Tron. In April, CCN reported that Verge, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, disclosed its strategic partnership with Pornhub, with the announcement made by Pornhub vice president Corey Price, who stated: "The volatility of crypto is concerning for subscriptions with recurring payments. As such, at present, we aren't...

Bitcoin Price Leads Monday Recovery as Market Fights Off Weekend Firesale

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The cryptocurrency markets experienced a labored recovery on Monday after the deep bitcoin price sell-off that occurred over the weekend. Monero Price Headlines Monday Recovery Monero (XMR) has seen a huge rebound in the past 24 hours, up nearly 15% to $128.86. Monero saw a steep sell-off with the news out of the United States that the Secret Service recommended a crackdown on privacy...

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