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Moonday Mornings: Intel CPU weakness could accommodation cryptocurrency

We spent the entire weekend declining to reach the bottom of our buckets of Halloween candy. Yes, we’re aghast with ourselves too.

But as it’s Moonday, we’ve put that aside and angled up the best cryptocurrency news from the last few days just for you!

Here’s some of our top picks.

1. A new aegis threat called PortSmash exploits a ahead disregarded basic of Intel’s hyperthreading technology. This threat could accommodation the aegis of acute information, including the clandestine keys to your cryptocurrency. It’s anticipation the threat could also attack other CPU manufacturers too. Are none of us safe?

2. The Taiwanese government wants to know who is spending cryptocurrency. The country is casual a law to crackdown on bearding cryptocurrency transactions. Part of the regulations will crave exchanges to apparatus “real-name systems,” which will crave users to fully acknowledge their identity. Long live anonymity!

3. The Turkish Police have arrested a group of 11 abyss anticipation to be associated to a series of cryptocurrency wallet hacks. Reports claim that victims have lost over $80,000 as a result of the group’s awful activity.

4. At the end of last month, The Bank of America added addition blockchain patent to its collection. Despite about criticizing blockchain and cryptocurrency, it now owns over 50 blockchain patents. Now, we just have to wait and see what it’s going to do with them.

5. Last week, it was appear that Israel is home to over 200 blockchain startups. This week it has come to light that Israeli based ICOs managed to raise over $600 actor in the first division of this year alone.

6. British cyberbanking giant HSBC auspiciously completed an all-embracing cross-border trade accounts acquittal amid the India-based energy, assets and petrochemicals conglomerate, Reliance Industries, and US-based petrochemical acumen firm, Tricon Energy. Oh, and it was done on the blockchain, of course.

Well there you have it, addition weekend of cryptocurrency news. I’m somewhat aghast it wasn’t scarier, it was Halloween after all.

Published November 5, 2018 — 09:02 UTC

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