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Cryptocurrency: An insider’s guide (free PDF)

If the current wave of cryptocurrency trends has you a bit confused, this ebook will help you get up to speed on the various aspects of the …

18 new IT jobs created by Bitcoin and blockchain

Searches for jobs mentioning blockchain, Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency jumped more than 1,000% in the past two years, according to Indeed.<p>As bitcoin and …

Mini-glossary: Cryptocurrency terms you need to know

Confused by all the lingo surrounding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium? If so, you're not alone. Here are the essential cryptocurrency …

The dirty secret about Bitcoin: It's amplifying ransomware, cybercrime, and more

As Bitcoin grows in popularity, potential buyers need to be aware of risks that go along with it.<p>Cryptocurrency is on the rise and creating a lot of …

How hackers can mine cryptocurrency in your serverless computing environment

A newly revealed attack could allow hackers to hijack serverless cloud computing functions to mine cryptocurrency at scale while you pay the …

How to file a cryptojacking complaint with the FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission wants to know if you've fallen victim to a malicious website that uses your computer to mine cryptocurrency. Here's …

Why cryptomining is the new ransomware, and businesses must prepare for it

A new security risk is cryptomining, as criminals hijack compute power to steal cryptocurrency from unsuspecting victims.<p>For years, ransomware has …

Here's why Apple is banning cryptocurrency mining on iPhones and iPads

Apple has joined Google, Facebook and many other tech giants in banning stealthy cryptojackers from secretly using your device.<p>Despite its continued …

New cryptomining malware doesn't need a browser session to operate

XMRig is an endpoint cryptomining malware capable of doing damage without an active browser session, and its use is on the rise.<p>Building a slide …

Bancor launches digital wallet with built-in cryptocurrency conversion

The Bancor Network integrates with more than 100 blockchain apps and holds balances of ERC20 tokens within a smart contract.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Android Monero-mining malware can destroy phones, and it's nearly impossible to remove

A newly discovered malware for Android is programmed to eat up every available device resource to mine cryptocurrency, killing infected devices in …

'Production-ready' blockchain networks easier to build on updated Ethereum on Azure

Microsoft announced improvements to its Ethereum on Azure offering to help enterprises create production-ready consortium blockchain …

Why using blockchain to track cobalt mining could lead to more ethical smartphones

Cobalt mined in Congo typically ends up in lithium-ion batteries, but sometimes can run through children's hands to get there.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Considering investing in cryptocurrency? Get ready to pay some hefty fees.

It often goes unmentioned, but buying and selling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum can come with lots of extra expense, says TechRepublic's …

Cryptocurrency is big, but there are still reasons to be skeptical

Bitcoin, and other digital currencies like it, are soaring in value. That doesn't mean it's a good idea to just jump in, according to TechRepublic's …

How blockchain will streamline international shipping

Alexander Varvarenko, founder of SHIPNEXT, on breaking down data silos using blockchain.

How blockchain could help stamp out counterfeit drugs

Jim Nasr, former chief software architect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and VP for technology & innovation at Synchrogenix, on …

How blockchain could save lives by getting medicine where it's needed

Jim Nasr, who until very recently was chief software architect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says blockchain could help stamp …

Why identity management is one of the biggest challenges for blockchain

Jim Nasr, former chief software architect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and VP for technology & innovation at Synchrogenix on the …

Cryptocurrency: Reasons to be skeptical

When it comes to cryptocurrency, let the buyer beware and be aware, says TechRepublic's Brandon Vigliarolo.

Evrial Trojan can steal what's saved on your Windows Clipboard, including Bitcoins

The recently discovered malware, which is available as a service, also steals passwords and documents and takes screenshots of active …

Linux

Bitcoin: A cheat sheet for professionals

If you're curious about the original decentralized cryptocurrency, here's what you need to know about Bitcoin, including why the price of a bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Universities add blockchain classes in effort to help close tech skills gap in enterprise

Few people know how to fully leverage blockchain technology, but these universities are adding curricula on its fundamentals and a growing number of …

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More cryptocurrency means big problems for law enforcement

Hackers and cyber-criminals are using a diverse menagerie of cryptocurrency to launder money, says ZDNet's Danny Palmer.

Ripple is blockchain for the financial enterprise, but it's centralized

This relatively new form of cryptocurrency is taking the enterprise world by storm. Find out why from TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and Brandon …

CryptoKitties: The blockchain can be gamified too

TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and Brandon Vigliarolo talk about a new online collecting game that uses the Etherium blockchain to produce randomized, …

The blockchain: Breaking it down into simple terms

You're not the only one confused about what exactly the blockchain is. TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and Brandon Vigliarolo offer an analogy to help …

How one hacker stole $226K worth of cryptocurrency from Oracle servers

An Oracle vulnerability published in December allowed attackers to mine the Monero cryptocurrency, but they don't seem to be stealing data.<p>Building a …

North Korea is likely underwriting cyber-attacks by mining Monero

AlienVault threat engineer Chris Doman explains a new report on malware that mines Monero coins, then sends them to a North Korean university in …