Mitten in London: Eine Werbetafel zeigt einen Bitcoin-Miner

Wenn öffentliche Bildschirme einen Fehler haben, zeigen sie oft einen Blick hinter die Kulissen. So geschah es kürzlich in London, als eine Werbetafel das Betriebssystem gezeigt hat – und ein Mining-Programm, das nach Kryptowährungen sucht.

Wir hatten es kürzlich ja davon, dass Botnetze immer öfter ihre gekaperten Computer Monero minen lassen. Nun haben wir ein ähnliches Phänomen, das sich in einem Schaufenster in London offenbart hat.

Terence Eden, ein britischer Nerd und Blogger, sammelt Fotos von abgestürzten öffentlichen Bildschirmen. Kürzlich hat er zum ersten Mal gesehen, dass ein Werbebildschirm dafür benutzt wird, um Krytowährungen zu minen. Das Programm, das auf dem Rechner lief, war NiceHash Miner Legacy, eine für alte Computer entwickelte Version der beliebten Mining-Software Nice Hash. Nice Hash ist eher ein Marktplatz, auf dem man Mining-Power kaufen oder verkaufen kann. Die Software sucht dann automatisch nach den profitabelsten Kryptowährungen und bezahlt die Miner in Bitcoin aus.

Auf dem Bildschirm, den Terence Eden gefunden hat, werden die ersten Zeichen der Auszahlungsadresse gezeigt: 3Jgi6. Es sollte, theoretisch, möglich sein, die echte Adresse herauszufinden, wenn man eine Datenbank mit allen Adressen hat, aber ich weiß gerade nicht, wie. Falls einer der Leser einen Tipp hat, wäre das extrem interessant. So könnte man erfahren, wie viel der Hacker durch die Übernahme der Werbefläche verdient hat – auch wenn es wohl nicht so viel sein wird. Aber ob es so viel weniger ist, als eine elektronische Tafel durch Werbung einspielt?

Eine andere interessante Frage wäre, wie die Mining-Software auf das System kam. Hat ein Hacker sie irgendwie eingeschleust, durch einen offenen Port oder eine E-Mail an einen System-Administrator? Oder hat ein Mitarbeiter des Providers der Werbung die Chance am Schopf ergriffen, sich durch das Mining auf vielen Systemen, die in den Schaufenstern von Kunden stehen, ein Zusatzbrot zu verdienen? Oder darf man gar fragen, ob die Werbefirma das Mining gar zum Teil ihres Geschäftsmodells gemacht hat?

Zero Edge Raised Significant Funds in Pre-Sale

Zero Edge Raised 5 million USD from Private Investors

Zero Edge is set to fully revolutionize the online casino industry with its brand new cryptocurrency-based online gambling model. In its run-up to Pre-ICO and ICO, Zero Edge has already attracted widescale global investment, giving it the impetus it needs to push through with their plans to turn the online gambling industry inside out.

At the time of writing, the Zero Edge online gambling model, which includes a unique cryptocurrency-based money system known as Zerocoin, has raised in excess of 5 million USD from a broad cross-section of private investors. However, more is predicted to stream in on the heals of pre-sale demand and an ever-increasing global interest in the Zero Edge 0% house edge casino model.

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Zero Edge Revolutionary Model Explained

ZeroEdge.bet offers 0% edge Casino games. World first 0% edge games attract demand for Zerocoin, because of this, its value rises. Players can play 0% games while Zerocoin price rises. Simply put, the ultimate solution to the problem is creating a platform where playing games is “free”. Players are not required to pay any fixed amount of money to be able to play at the casino. This can only be achieved by creating a closed loop economy with its own token where players purchase the token with fiat or crypto. Since the supply of ZERO is limited, its value is directly proportional to demand.

Blockchain & Smart contract technology allows to create a fully transparent and truly fair gambling environment where players have more opportunities to participate, can completely trust the platform, and have a real chance of winning while at the same time being a part of a bigger community which fosters social inclusion and mutual values.

Pre-ICO is Coming Soon!

Zero Edge is introducing its own unique cryptocurrency known as Zerocoin, the only way that gamblers will be able to participate in true 0% house edge online casino games through the Zero Edge online casino network. The value of Zerocoin is set to rise rapidly, as more and more people flock to Zero Edge to enjoy true 0% house edge games.

This is also the perfect opportunity to learn about the pre-ICO or Initial Coin Offering which is set to start on the 28th of February 2018, closing out on the 15th of March 2018. During the Zerocoin pre-ICO, Zero Edge is presenting a no soft cap, while the hard cap is initially set at 1000 ETH. Visit Zero Edge

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PR: Fysical’s Location Data Proves Racially Diverse Crypto Crowds Are Wealthiest

Fysical's Location Data

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Fysical, a decentralized location data market, used location data from its 1,000 data suppliers to prove that racially diverse crypto crowds are also the wealthiest.

It analyzed millions of anonymous location data points from the attendees of six major cryptocurrency and blockchain conferences to create insights, study foot traffic patterns, and determine the demographic makeup of the attendees. It used location data to trace the origin of conference attendees back to the zip code of their households, and cross referenced their zip code with public census data to create demographic statistics.

Conferences analyzed:

– Blockchain Conference, Washington DC, July ’17
– Block-Con, Los Angeles, October ’17
– Blockchain Expo North America, Santa Clara, November ’17
– Token Summit, San Francisco, December ’17
– World Crypto Economic Forum, San Francisco, January ‘ 18
– Blockchain Connect, San Francisco, January ‘ 18

Four Key Discoveries:
1) MOST RACIALLY DIVERSE: Blockchain Expo North America
2) HIGHEST AVERAGE INCOME: Blockchain Expo North America
3) LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: Token Summit
4) MOST POST-GRADUATE DEGREES: Blockchain Conference

1) MOST RACIALLY DIVERSE: Blockchain Expo North America
Blockchain Expo North America drew a crowd that came from neighborhoods that were on average 48% Caucasian, 26% Asian, and 23% Hispanic, among top ethnic groups.

2) HIGHEST AVERAGE INCOME: Blockchain Expo North America
Blockchain Expo North America is a standout once again, but this time in the average earnings of attendees’ neighborhoods at $140k / year.

3) LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: Token Summit
The attendees of Token Summit came from neighborhoods in which the average unemployment rate was 6.2%, versus the average of 6.9% seen across all conference attendees’ neighborhoods.

4) MOST POST-GRADUATE DEGREES: Blockchain Conference
These attendees came from neighborhoods in which 33% of the population had a post-graduate or professional degree.

What is Fysical?
Fysical is a decentralized location data market. It provides infrastructure for the transparent and compliant trade of location data on the blockchain.

Website: http://fysical.org/

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contact@fysical.org
Supporting Link
https://fysical.org/

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Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

While its trading clients might have preferred Coinbase to focus on improving its core service, the exchange is busy now expanding into another market. Coinbase Commerce has launched to help online stores handle payments in four leading cryptocurrencies.

Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors About Dangers of Tether

Coinbase Commerce

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has developed a new service that aims to simplify for merchants the adoption of multiple cryptocurrencies as payments for goods and services. Coinbase Commerce facilitates the acceptance of cryptocurrencies by monitoring, validating and confirming client transactions on each blockchain. And the company says that payments made from its customers are performed on-chain.

After a quiet soft launch test period, Coinbase Commerce was made available on Wednesday February 14 for all merchants globally. Online retailers everywhere can now use the service to accept bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH) and litecoin (LTC) payments. It enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies directly into a user-controlled wallet. Unlike previous merchant tools that the company developed, this one is not a hosted service, meaning that retailers have actual control of their own digital currency.

Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

Shopify Integration

The developers of Coinbase Commerce say that it can be directly integrated into a merchant’s checkout flow or added as a payment option on an e-commerce platform. With just an email address and a phone, merchants can sign up and begin accepting crypto payments. The service has already been integrated with Canada-headquartered Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), one of the largest multi-channel commerce platforms, boasting more than 500,000 merchants with a total gross merchandise volume exceeding $45 billion. They add that they are actively adding more integrations with such platforms to make accepting cryptocurrency as easy as possible for merchants.

While the service can be most easily explained to retailers from outside the cryptocurrency ecosystem as a Paypal checkout for bitcoin, it’s more of an actual competitor to the largest bitcoin payment processor in the world today – Bitpay. The digital asset service provider based in Atlanta, Georgia has been the dominant player in the sector for a while now but Coinbase, whose revenues exceeded $1 billion last year, might be the best placed firm to challenge it.

Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC

Is competition between Coinbase and Bitpay going to lead to better services? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

Blockchain based trading cards are all the rage, with one estimate placing the transaction value of ethereum games at $10 million a day. While the vast majority of these games are derivative and ephemeral, that’s not to say they can’t provide short-term entertainment. The latest addition to the Crypto Kitties stable is Crypto All Stars, which promises to bring all your “favorite Twitter shitposters” to the blockchain.

Also read: People Are Paying Thousands of Dollars for Crypto Celebrities on the Blockchain

Pyramid Scheme Meets Proof of Ego

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the BlockchainThis week’s must-have blockchain game is next week’s relic, so the odds of Crypto All Stars standing the test of time seem remote. In the here and now though it’s a shameless but amusing take on the meme birthed by Crypto Kitties back in December. The project of Twitter trader Crypto Randy Marsh (who naturally includes himself as one of the cards), the game features many of the cryptoverse’s loudest luminaries including Crypto Cobain, Bitfinexed, and Ari Paul. Thanks to their desire not to be usurped by their peers, many of the “celebs” have already bought their own cards several times over.

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the Blockchain

There are many ways to make money in the cryptosphere, and appealing to traders’ natural vanity is a clever ploy. For the proles who don’t possess these “legendary” shitposters’ follower count or portfolio, there’s the satisfaction of at least getting to own one of the Crypto All Stars’ unique contracts…until the next sucker buys it off you at least. The prospect of witnessing crypto OGs slapping down $10,000 of ETH at a time to prove they’re the whales they purport to be is strangely satisfying.

Crypto All Stars Brings Your Favorite Twitter Traders to the BlockchainFor “players” who feel that 5 ETH for The Crypto Dog (avatar: a dog wearing sunglasses) is a tad pricey, there are cheaper bargains to be had in Ether Tulips, Crypto Kitties, Crypto Titties, Tron Dogs, and many more blockchain trading games. Open Sea marketplace has thousands of the virtual cards for sale. Ether Tulips is about to launch player battles, while strategic card based MMO Neon District is launching soon. Given the amount of ether wasted weekly in ICO exit scams and pyramid schemes, games like Crypto All Stars are arguably one of the better uses for the ethereum network.

What’s your favorite crypto trading game, or would you rather not waste your ether? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This Month

Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This Month

Canada appears poised to become a new global hub for bitcoin miners. Already known to be attracting Chinese miners diversifying away from their home market with its cheap hydro-power electricity and cold climate, the country’s latest draw is easy access to capital. Firms such as Hut 8 are set to tap its welcoming market for early stage ventures.

Also Read: Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Exceeded the Expectations of Nvidia in Q4

Bitfury IPO

Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This MonthVancouver-based Hut 8 Mining Corp., a part of the Bitfury Group, is scheduled to list on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada this month. After its debut, Hut 8 will be 49 percent owned by the parent group, and the remaining stock in the hands of insiders and private placement investors.

It is planned that by mid of the year, Hut 8 will acquired 60 megawatts of Bitfury’s mining power in Canada and have an exclusive agreement with the parent company to develop new farms in all of North America, according to its investor presentation. Hedge fund mogul Mike Novogratz is also said to be financing the deal.

Bitfury reportedly has 172 megawatts of hashing power, mined over a million coins, and its yearly revenue was an estimated $350 million. And Chief Executive Officer Valery Vavilov puts the company’s market share at about 10 to 12 percent.

The Canadian Connection

Bitfury’s North American Mining Proxy Hut 8 to List on TSX This MonthCanada has been able to leverage its cold weather and cheap hydro-electric power to attract cryptocurrency miners, but in this case the came for another reason. The TSX allows firms to easily raise public funds, a critical point for Bitfury who needs to compete with the much larger Bitmain. “This industry’s dependency on highly efficient silicon can determine who wins and loses,” explained venture capital investor Bill Tai. “Part of this equation is access to capital. It’s very much like oil rigs, the more you can put up, the more output you’re going to get.”

Sean Clark, chief executive officer of Hut 8, commented: “This is about access to capital and scale. We found a perfect vehicle to capitalize incredibly quickly. Bitfury now is going to rebalance the global network.” He added that: “If the capital markets react as we expect them to, there’s the opportunity to vend in other parts of Bitfury. Potentially all of Bitfury – piece by piece.”

Is Canada becoming the new global hub for bitcoin mining? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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