The Daily: Google Founder Is a Crypto Miner, Elon Musk Impressed by Scambots

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover why Google founder Sergey Brin has become a crypto miner, and why Elon Musk is impressed by crypto scambots on Twitter. Additionally covered are a new response from Fcoin regarding recent… Continue Reading

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Elon Musk Takes on Bitcoin-Bashing Warren Buffett

Today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief focuses on a clash between the old guard of the global economy, fearing new innovations they can’t understand, and the young entrepreneurs using them to change the world. We will also show how sometimes… Continue Reading

Google Moves Against Cryptojacking, Bans Chrome Mining Extensions

James Wagner, Extensions Platform Product Manager of Google, took to the behemoth’s Chromium Blog on Monday in a post titled, Protecting Users from Extension Cryptojacking. “Starting today,” Mr. Wagner explained, “Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine… Continue Reading

No, ”Elon Musk” on Twitter Is Not Giving Away Any Cryptocurrency

A British news agency teamed with Chainalysis to uncover just how rampant cryptocurrency Twitter scams are and the methods employed. Using well-regarded tech personalities such as Elon Musk, tens of thousands of dollars have been swiped from unsuspecting admirers.  … Continue Reading

Paypal Users Receive Cryptocurrency Warning Email

This week Paypal users reported receiving an official-looking email from Paypal, warning users about “activity [involving] the trading or transfer of crypto currency [sic] which is prohibited under our Acceptable Use Policy,” asking the receiver to “cease any activity that… Continue Reading

Tesla Hit by Hackers Who Used its Systems to Mine Cryptocurrency

Elon Musk might be able to send his personal Tesla car into space, he might change the way humanity produces and stores energy, and he might even build a colony on Mars one day. However, even this real-life Iron Man… Continue Reading