Unicef’s TheHopepage May Be the First Good Use of In-Browser Mining

With the launch of Unicef AU's TheHopepage.org, we may have seen the first good use for CoinHive's in-browser mining. Using an opt-in CoinHive in-browser mining page, Unicef is hoping that users will sacrifice some of their CPU for charities and it looks like it is paying off. [...] Read more here

Old JavaScript Crypto Flaw Puts Bitcoin Funds at Risk

Security researchers are warning that old Bitcoin addresses generated in the browser or through JavaScript-based wallet apps might be affected by a cryptographic flaw that allows attackers to brute-force private keys, take control of users' wallets, and steal funds. [...] Read more here

Students Mining Cryptocurrencies Are Clogging up University Networks

Cryptocurrency mining operations, illegal or not, are becoming a real problem for the higher education sector, where hackers have found plenty of easy to hack systems, but also where students are using university resources to make an extra profit via deliberate cryptocurrency mining. [...] Read more here

81% of Recent ICOs Were Scams, Research Finds

Four out of five initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have taken place in the last year have been classified as scams, according to a recent study by Satis Group, an ICO advisory firm. [...] Read more here

Bitcoin Exchange Admin Charged for Lying About Hack

US authorities have arrested a Texas man who founded two Bitcoin-related platforms that got hacked. Officials charged the on accusations of lying to Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) officials in the subsequent investigation. [...] Read more here