Money Control: Google search volume can predict price movement of cryptocurrency, suggests study

Money Control: Google search volume can predict price movement of cryptocurrency, suggests study . “A working paper circulated by US-based think tank National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that unlike traditional financial markets, the returns and price movements in cryptocurrency markets are a factor of the type of attention they receive.”

TechCrunch: Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

TechCrunch: Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet. “A team of researchers at Duo Security has unearthed a sophisticated botnet operating on Twitter — and being used to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The botnet was discovered during the course of a wider research project to create and publish a methodology for identifying Twitter account automation — to help support further research into bots and how they operate.”

Tubefilter: YouTube, Whose Users Promoted Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Bitconnect, Is Added As Defendant In Lawsuit

Tubefilter: YouTube, Whose Users Promoted Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Bitconnect, Is Added As Defendant In Lawsuit. “In January 2018, the cryptocurrency Bitconnect collapsed, losing more than a billion dollars in market cap. In the wake of that crash, Bitconnect was referred to as a scam and a Ponzi scheme, and several investors who lost money on the coin promptly filed a class action lawsuit against it. Now, YouTube has found itself named in that suit. The video site has been added as one of the case’s defendants, owing to the fact that it allegedly served as “an active participant in the events that give rise to Plaintiffs’ and the Class’ claims,” according to legal documents filed in the Southern District Court of Florida.”

TorrentFreak: Fake Kim Dotcom Twitter Accounts Still Scamming Cryptocurrency

TorrentFreak: Fake Kim Dotcom Twitter Accounts Still Scamming Cryptocurrency. “With an impressive 732,000 Twitter followers, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is no lightweight on the social networking platform. Unfortunately, however, some people are trying to exploit the entrepreneur’s popularity in order to scam cryptocurrency from the public. Thankfully, the tricks of the criminals are easily avoided.”

Ask Leo: How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

Ask Leo: How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?. “It’s been hard to avoid hearing about cryptocurrencies lately, especially Bitcoin. Opinions run the gamut from it being ‘worthless, artificial gold”’ to the wave of the future and next universal currency we’ll all be using someday. Regardless of what you think about its future, the underlying technology is fascinating to people like me. Recent reports once again question the (unverified) excessive amount of electricity being used to power Bitcoin mining operations. The question is, of course, how does mining something that exists only as bits and bytes in a computer use so much electricity? Heck, just what is ‘mining’ in this context, anyway? To understand that a little better while sidestepping some of the complexity, we’ll play a game.”

TechCrunch: New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses

TechCrunch: New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses. “In what amounts to be an amazingly nefarious bit of malware, hackers have created an exploit that watches 2.3 million high-value crypto wallets and replaces the addresses in the Windows clipboard with an address associated with the hackers. In other words, you could paste your own wallet address – 3BYpmdzASG7S6WrpmrnzJCX3y8kduF6Kmc, for example – and the malware would subtly (or unsubtly) change it to its own private wallet. Because it happens in the clipboard most people wouldn’t notice the change between copying and pasting.”