According to Chainalysis, two professional hacking teams spearheaded a large portion (60 percent) of the crypto hacking that shook the industry in 2018 and years before. The hacking groups have reportedly carted away not less than $1 billion in all their operations. The report also showed that an average of $90 million was stolen per hacking incident. On average, the hacks we traced from the two prominent hacking groups stole $90 million per hack. The hackers typically move stolen funds through a complex array of wallets and exchanges in an attempt to disguise the funds criminal origins, the report explained.
Life to date, they;ve stolen roughly $1 billion worth of digital currencies, says security firm Chainalysis, which spent three months tracking transactions.The two groups, according to the report, are responsible for 60% of all publicly reported crypto hacks, which often involve tens or hundreds of millions dollars worth of coins being taken from exchanges. But while some of their methods are similar, others are wildly different.
As reported earlier on this website, recently, the heads of various Crypto attended a Q A session. Talking at the Ethereal Davos panel, which also included the likes of Joseph Lubin of the ConsenSys and Brian Behlendorf of the Hyperledger, the head honchos had an open and frank discussion about a whole slew of matters; focusing on the future of Blockchain and cryptos in general.Talking about Ripple XRP , Brad Garlinghouse talked about how he did not consider ETH as a competitor. He pointed out that this was a "marathon and not a sprint and measuring the success of any platform in the day to day, hour to hour is a fool s errand ". Furthermore, each coin is focused on its niche audience and "the major platforms are working on interesting use cases, I think we are still in the nascent stages of this market.
OpenX signed a five year deal with Google Cloud Platform worth more than $110 million that will move its infrastructure completely to the cloud.
If you missed the Cryptopia memo, let me catch you up. Early morning January 14th, Cryptopia, a former major crypto exchange that is focused on facilitating altcoin trades, suddenly shut down its platform, suspending trading, while citing ;unscheduled maintenance.; At midnight (PST) on January 15th, about 20 hours later, the upstart took to its Twitter page to release a harrowing piece of news.Through a company letter released in tandem with the tweet, it was revealed that Cryptopia suffered a "security breach, claiming that the company incurred "significant losses. "
McAfee, who also revealed that he hasn t paid tax in eight years, said in the video that the IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of McAfee because of him.
The new features allow Datorama customers to centralize marketing data from email and social media campaigns for analytics or ad campaign management. For instance, a brand could establish a frequency cap or set acquisition costs across Google, Facebook, Twitter and email campaigns, said Jay Wilder, Datorama s director of product marketing.
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has refused to respond to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad s comments regarding his sodomy trial, saying that there are bigger problems in the country. I will not entertain questions including from Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insight, or The Star to try and engage in a rancorous exchange with Mahathir.
Today the price started increasing again and has started slowly at first but spiked up in the last couple of hours up to the 0.5 Fibonacci level when it reached $3800. Currently, the price is sitting at $3758 which is higher than the Friday s open when the price of Bitcoin was $3730.As the five wave move to the downside ended we are now seeing a recovery to the upside, but it is still uncertain if the move would be an impulsive one or just another corrective move.
For organic that is, carbon based semiconductors, this doping process is also highly important. Since the discovery of electrically conducting plastics and polymers, a field for which the Nobel Prize was awarded in 2000, research and development of organic electronics has accelerated quickly. OLED displays are one example already on the market, for example, in the latest generation of smartphones. Other applications have not yet been fully realised, due in part to the fact that organic semiconductors are not yet efficient enough.Doping in organic semiconductors operates through what is known as a redox reaction. This means that a dopant molecule receives an electron from the semiconductor, increasing the electrical conductivity of the semiconductor. The more dopant molecules that the semiconductor can react with, the higher the conductivity at least up to a certain limit, after which the conductivity decreases. Currently, the efficiency limit of doped organic semiconductors has been determined by the fact that the dopant molecules could only exchange one electron each.
China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday, in what was reportedly the first such collaboration since an American law banned joint space projects with China that do not have prior congressional approval.The space agency's deputy director, Wu Yanhua, said NASA shared information about its lunar orbiter satellite in hopes of monitoring the landing of the Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which made China the first country to land on the far side of the moon earlier this month.
Central Washington has been an epic center for crypto mining firms because of the abundance of cheap hydroelectric energy available in the area. However, the 2018 market bloodbath has impacted the mining market significantly.The announcement for building the Blockchain Innovation campus by the county is understandable as the rich mining activity in the past has left the county with high quality computing and crypto expertise
According to reliable sources, IBM proved to be the industry leader in areas such as quantum computing, security, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. These are all industries in which the company received various patents for its inventions.IBM CEO, President, and Chairman, Ginni Rometty stated that the company is committed to being an industry leader in the technological world. It hopes to be able to help change the way the world solves, as well as how it gets to solve some of its recurring problems, including problems that people may not even have started to think about.
2019 has not begun on a positive note for Ethereum blockchain which has been hacked lately. As per the latest reports, it is updated that the attack on the blockchain enabled network might have helped the hackers to steal a whopping $1.1 million worth of the currency. The figures have been quoted by the market leading renowned cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.Ethereum classic is also known as the original form of this blockchain network. There have been similar attacks in the past as well which led the developers to create a higher novel version which had helped to retain cryptocurrency worth $50 million in hacking done two years back. However, the ones who updated their version were saved this time but the users who continued using the same old version have been affected by this attack. The market cap of Ethereum Classic is said to be about $500 million while the new one is likely to be around $15.5 billion.
The artist, Pascal Boyart, confirmed the presence of $1000 worth of Bitcoin hidden in his work with a blog post on January 6th, 2019.Last year, Boyart had chosen to put a Bitcoin wallet QR code in one of his pieces as a way to earn additional income. However, he has taken this approach as a way to celebrate the genesis block of Bitcoin, which happened a decade ago on January 3rd. The hidden Bitcoin can presently be found in his wall mural titled, La libert guidant le peuple 2019, which is based on Eugene Delacroix painting that represented the French revolution.
The market behaves in a similar way whenever there is an Ethereum hard fork incoming, a research by cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io showed. Generally, the time before the fork will see ETH price increasing, peaking at the time of the fork, and then correcting to restore rationality after a cooling off period, according to the paper.The paper, co authored by Jill Chow, Colin Bao, and Chloe Luo of the Gate.io research team, clarifies that it only considers the price itself before and after the hard fork, but no policy, subjective or market factors, as well as no other uncontrollable conditions. What proved that Ethereum has an effect on the wider market was the infamous DAO hack in 2016, which caused instability throughout the market until the announcement of a hard fork, which led the prices back into the green.