Author: Sergio Goschenko

A New Bitcoin World

Brave Browser to Integrate Solana Support

BraveBrave, the company behind the Brave browser, has partnered with Solana to provide support for the blockchain directly from its browser. According to a press release, the Brave browser will now default to Solana for cross-chain and decentralized app support. Brave users, that are now in the millions, will have access to a Solana wallet […]

November 10, 2021 0

Central Bank of Brazil Reports Brazilians Have Bought More Than $4 Billion in Cryptocurrency This Year

brazilBrazilians have brought over $4 billion of cryptocurrencies to the country, according to numbers from the Central Bank of Brazil. The commercial asset balance report presented shows that Brazilians have consistently acquired over $350 million dollars of cryptocurrencies each month since January. However, according to some analysts from the central bank, this number has the […]

October 18, 2021 0

Mining Hardware Manufacturer Bitfury Plans to Go Public

bitfuryBitfury, the leading non-Chinese bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer, is reportedly planning to go public in the next 12 months. This would constitute one of the largest listings of a European-based cryptocurrency mining hardware company to date. The company had a valuation of $1 billion dollars after its latest funding round, and is backed by companies […]

October 11, 2021 0

Venezuela Slashes Six Zeroes off Its Currency, Bolivar Keeps Losing Ground Against the Dollar

Venezuela Slashes Six Zeroes off Its Currency, Bolivar Keeps Losing Ground Against the DollarThe Central Bank Of Venezuela applied the announced redenomination plan for the national fiat currency, the bolivar on October 1. This redenomination implied slashing six zeroes from the currency, to make payments and currency handling easier, according to earlier statements. However, just hours after applying this measure, the bolivar lost more than 20% of its […]

October 4, 2021 0

Netflix Announces Documentary About Quadrigacx’s Downfall

netflixNetflix, the world’s largest video streaming company, has announced it is working on a documentary that deals with the aftermath of the Quadrigacx saga. According to brief descriptions, the documentary titled; “Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King,” deals with how the users affected by the death of Quadrigacx’s CEO Gerry Cotten try […]

September 27, 2021 0

Biggest Bank in Venezuela Suffers 5 Day Outage After Hack Attempt

Biggest Bank in Venezuela Suffers 5 Day Outage After Hack AttemptThe Bank of Venezuela, one of the biggest state banks in the country, is now experiencing an outage that has left its customers without services for five days. The bank published a PR statement stating this was the result of a “terrorist attack” on the national financial system, being perpetrated in the form of a […]

September 21, 2021 0

Venezuelan Authorities Shut Down Power Supply to Bitcoin Miners in Key State

caraboboRegional authorities in one of the key states of the country, Carabobo, suspended the power supply of all registered miners, effectively shutting down their operations in the industrial state. While there have been no official explanations for this measure, some people with knowledge on the matter state the action was taken due to the enormous […]

August 10, 2021 0

Kubernetes Clusters Used to Mine Monero by Attackers

kubernetesAttackers are abusing an attack vector present in one of the most popular execution engines (Argo Workflows) to repurpose Kubernetes systems to mine cryptocurrencies. The attack exploits a vulnerability in the system of permissions of Argo Workflows machines connected to the internet, deploying malicious workflows that install Monero-based containers. Attackers Leveraging Argo Workflows for Crypto […]

July 26, 2021 0

A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto Adoption

A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto AdoptionVenezuela has been listed as the third country with the most cryptocurrency adoption in the world by Chainalysis in its 2020 report. With its citizens coping with crippling inflation and losing purchasing power, the country has taken a turn for these assets to survive. But what are the real numbers behind this crisis that made […]

May 28, 2021 0

Elon Musk Hints at Tesla Accepting Dogecoin for Payments

muskElon Musk, also referred to in social media as the ‘Dogefather,’ due to its affiliation with the Dogecoin currency, has hinted Tesla could start accepting the currency as a payment for its cars. The company, which is now accepting bitcoin as payment for its cars and holds it as part of its reserves, could also […]

May 11, 2021 0