Feb 15, 2019 at 17:32
Monero to Prevent ASIC Mining, Hard Fork Scheduled for March 9
XMR developers, and the whole team at large, are ready and in high gear to fork their network on Saturday, March 9th 2019 in order to lower the effectiveness of ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). The hard fork might cause a change to the Monero proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm and also lower the hash rate competences of ASIC miners by a significant factor of over 2.5.
Dec 12, 2018 at 18:42
MasterCard Officially Files Patent Defining a Method of Hiding Crypto Transactions
There is a common misconception among foreigners to the crypto ecosystem that the criminals use blockchain technology because of the privacy feature it grants them. Though this seems not completely right. Several public blockchain technologies are highly fictitious and imaginary and anyone could with ease see another person’s transaction chronicle on the distribution ledger technology (DLT).
Up to 5% of All Monero Currency has been Mined Through Malware
A report submitted by the researchers of Palo Alto Networks has shown that over 5% of all Monero digital currency currently in circulation has been mined with the elp of malware. More than 2% of the total hash rate per day is created by the devices infected with cryptocurrency mining hardware.
Credibility Threat: Monero Mining Malware Attacks Macs
A lot of Mac users described in the last few weeks that a process dubbed ‘mshelper’ was consuming a lot of CPU power, whirring fans a little too fast and totally draining their batteries within a very short time. This turned out that the process is highly related and associated with a type of malware created to mine for Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.