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Bitcoin Gold Finally releases statement on SCAM

Bitcoin Gold have finally released a statement regarding the MYBTGWALLET scam. The team behind bitcoin gold address several key points. Bitcoingold.org is an informational community website for the Bitcoin Gold open source project. We do not hold user funds. We work hard to fairly promote all third-party developers in the crypto community – large or small, established or new. All mining pools, explorers, wallets, and exchanges that announce their support of BTG and request to be listed are given an opportunity to freely promote their services to the community. Also in the interest of fairness, we share the news of...

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Bug discovery leads to $150m worth of Ethereum being 'frozen'

It's feared that over $150m worth of Ethereum may have been irretrievably frozen after a bug in a digital Ether wallet was triggered. The bug – hidden in code written by Parity Technologies – is thought to have been triggered by a developer who was looking through the code and searching for ways in which to exploit it. In doing so, he inadvertently became the joint owner of hundreds of Ether wallets and, when he tried to reverse his mistake, the original owners found that they no longer had access to their share of the cryptocurrency. Who is affected? Parity...

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Protecting your wallet from the CryptoShuffle Trojan

Kaspersky Labs, a cybersecurity firm based in Russia, has warned cryptocurrency owners that due to a trojan known as CryptoShuffler, their coins are not even totally safe in private wallets. The trojan is managing to steal coins from users by replacing the wallet URL addresses on a user’s clipboard as they copy and paste the information for transfers. As the trojan makes use of the built-in clipboard function on computers, it can steal from any wallet or cryptocurrency. According to Kaspersky, as of the end of October 2017, cybercriminals have managed to steal 23 Bitcoins, which is currently equivalent to...

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Stash Wallet Makes Bitcoin User Friendly While Retaining Its Core Value Proposition

Late last week, Stash made their bitcoin wallet available for download on the Google Play Store. This is a wallet that is many years in the making, with its roots based in the Open Transactions project, which has been discussed as an extension to Bitcoin since 2010. Stash Wallet has support for both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, in addition to the testnets for the two cryptocurrencies. During a presentation at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference, Stash CTO and co-founder Chris Odom indicated other cryptocurrencies will eventually be added to the wallet. The goal of Stash is to offer financial autonomy...

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Types Of Cryptocurrency Wallets Explained

If you invest in cryptocurrencies, it is beneficial to store them in a wallet. This will help to protect your investment; however, knowing which wallet to choose can be somewhat confusing. For more basic information regarding what a cryptocurrency wallet is, and how it works, please see our other guides, where we go into more detail. For now, we will be focusing on what types of wallets are available to you, how they differ, and which one is right for you. Before we take a look at the different types of cryptocurrency wallets, and the advantages and disadvantages of them,...

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