Bitfinex adds support for NEO

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex announces support for NEO cryptocurency
07 September 2017   2247

Bitfinex, the popular Hong Kong crypto exchange, adds NEO tokens to the trading list. 

NEO is China’s first ever open source blockchain, which mission is to reinvent the way commerce is done. Motivated by a belief that technology drives progress, NEO has been created to shift our traditional economy into the new era of the Smart Economy.

By now, the trading in the cryptocurrency is available against the pairs USD, BTC & ETH. The Bitfinex blog informs that upon reaching a certain level of liquidity, the administration of the exchange will consider the possibility of adding marginal trading in the digital currency NEO.

 As reported, margin trading for these pairs will be enabled gradually, at a later point in time, once the order book develops sufficient liquidity. 

Bitfinex is excited to support the NEO ecosystem and the team behind the token, and to experience first hand the growth and development of the project.
 

Bitfinex team

At the time of writing, the "Chinese Ethereum" shows an impressive growth.

NEO charts on coinmarketcap.com NEO charts on coinmarketcap.com

Thus, the cryptocurrency price is now about $31.72.

Chinese Miners to Fall Victims of Ransomware

Looks like ransomware came together with "improved" firmware, that should "overclock" device
21 January 2019   79

In China, a ransomware spreads, victims of which are Bitcoin miners. The damage from its activities is measured in tens of thousands of dollars. This is reported by Trustnodes.

The virus infects miners, released by Bitmain, and requires you to send 10 bitcoins, otherwise threatening to cause overheating of the device.

The problem is solved by formatting the SD card of the infected device, however, as Trustnodes notes, the whole process can take up to four days, while malicious software rapidly spreads to the other miners.

Compromised device
Compromised device

Probably, the virus comes with an "improved" firmware for miners. Some owners install such firmware to “overclock” their ASIC devices and improve their performance.

The first messages about the virus refer to August last year. In particular, Antminer S9, T9 and even L3 + for Litecoin were attacked. Over time, the malware has been improved. Now its distributor himself can decide when to display a message requesting a ransom. One miner also said that one night the address to which the 4,000 devices belonging to him sent the mined cryptocurrency was changed to the address of the hacker, which brought him $ 8,000.