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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying CoinsYou can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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January 2, 2019 0

Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Poses Threat to Bitcoin Network

Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Poses Threat to Bitcoin NetworkA joint study conducted by Princeton University and Florida International University has found three-quarters of Bitcoin mining is based in China and warned of the potential risks that could result from the significant geographical centralization of the mining network. Also Read: Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders  Researchers Argue China is the “Most […]

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October 14, 2018 0

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack“On Oct 13, 3:00 CDT I will be doing a 51% attack against the cryptocurrency Einsteinium,” began the call-to-arms. As promises go, this one was as bold as it was brazen. The anonymous attacker has promised to assume majority hashrate control of an altcoin to demonstrate how easy the process is. As proof, they’ve not […]

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October 9, 2018 0

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 MillionIt appears Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has been double spend attacked over and over again, totalling something in the neighborhood of $18 million at current prices. BTG forums seem to have been tracking the hack, going as far back as last week, monitoring the controversial coin’s hashrate, ultimately determining a 51% attack was under way. Also […]

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May 24, 2018 0

Verge Struck by Second PoW Attack in as Many Months

Verge Struck By Second PoW Attack in as Many MonthsAccident-prone altcoin verge has been crippled by yet another mining attack. A little over a month after being subjected to a 51% attack, the network is once again at the mercy of a malevolent attacker who is rejecting blocks and profiting handsomely off the carnage caused. The repeat attack illustrates the risks faced by low […]

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May 23, 2018 0

Verge Is Forced to Fork After Suffering a 51% Attack

Verge Cryptocurrency Falls Prey to a 51% AttackVerge, a ”privacy coin” famed for the zealotry of its community, has fallen prey to a 51% attack. A malevolent miner gained majority control of the network hashrate, a feat that makes it possible for the controlling entity to modify transactions, calling the integrity of the entire blockchain into question. Around 250,000 verge were stolen […]

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April 5, 2018 0