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Anonymous sell COVID-19 vaccine on the darknet for bitcoins


On the so-called darknet, unknown persons posted an advertisement for the sale of a vaccine against COVID-19. At the same time, it is not specified what kind of drug is in question, and which company is behind its development, the Check Point team found out. You can buy one ampoule for 0.01 bitcoin...

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BTC will fall if a vaccine against COVID-19 is found


According to the financier and author of the famous book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" Robert Kiyosaki, precious metals and bitcoin will collapse in value if a vaccine against COVID-19 appears in the world. The emergence of such a drug will create conditions under which investor interest in...

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Research: Bitcoin is correlating with US stock market


The price of bitcoin again closely correlates with the dynamics of the US stock market. Fears of a possible worsening of the situation with the coronavirus may pull stocks and, therefore, the crypto market. This is stated in the report of Arcane Research. Experts say the stock market has been...

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Shares of mining giant Canaan hit historic lows


Shares of the mining giant Canaan on the Nasdaq exchange have updated their historical low, closing below $2 on Monday, June 15th. This is evidenced by Yahoo Finance. On this day, the stock fell to $1.98, losing 3.9% during the trading session. Thus, since November last year, Canaan quotes fell 78%...


Microsoft helps hospitals deal with extortion amid COVID-19


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft decided to help hospitals and protect them from extortion attacks. Microsoft has identified dozens of healthcare facilities with vulnerable VPNs and other publicly accessible gateway applications. The company explained: “When organizations switched to remote...

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COVID-19 will push national digital currencies' creation


Researchers at the BIS are convinced that the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the spread of online payments and update issues related to national digital currencies. A new BIS report states that COVID-19 is changing the general public's attitude toward cash, even though the prevailing opinion...


Riot Blockchain warned about COVID-19's impact on BTC mining


Riot Blockchain, an American mining company, is experiencing “serious disruptions” in bitcoin mining operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the risk was mentioned in the annual report for the SEC. Unlike the previous year, the “General Risks” section of the report...

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Fraudsters extort bitcoins, pretending fighting coronavirus


Unknown persons under the guise of the Solidarity Fund of the WHO are collecting donations in Bitcoins, allegedly to fight against coronavirus. Sophos security researcher Chester Wisniewski posted a screenshot of the attacker's email. In their message, the scammers claim the funds will go to study...


Nvidia offers GPU miners help in the fight against COVID-19


Video card and chip maker Nvidia has urged users to provide computing power to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work. Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting [email protected] and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19! Learn...

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BTC ransomware built an Android app as a COVID-19 tracker


Attackers use panic because of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) to spread cryptocurrency ransomware applications. Previously, under the pretense of a COVID-19 tracker, cybercriminals distributed desktop versions of the software. Now, similar programs are downloaded by many users of Android...

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Ethereum developer Afri Schoedon diagnosed with coronavirus


Former Ethereum hard fork and release administrator for Parity Technologies Afri Schoedon said his test for coronavirus showed positive. According to Schoedon, he became infected during the recent Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) in France. “Given the symptoms and the time of their...

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