BitKan to launch Bitcoin Cash OTC trading service

BitKan mobile wallet to launch Bitcoin Cash OTC trading service
30 August 2017   2738

BitKan, an app for Android and iOS which provides the latest price for bitcoins and the mining difficulty charts and data, has announced the launch of Bitcoin Cash OTC trade. Thus, the new OTC service allows Bitkan app users to trade Bitcoin Cash outside the online exchanges at competitive prices.

BitKan to launch Bitcoin Cash OTC trading service  
BitKan mobile app

Unlike the rest of the Chinese cryptocommunity, at BitKan, they believe that Bitcoin Cash is an official hard forked coin of Bitcoin that promises a great future.

BCC users are largely BTC users. And Okcoin and Huobi have opened BCC deposit and withdrawal services, which suggests that BCC could gain more momentum soon.
 

BitKan team

As reported, for the moment, users will be able to hold BCC tokens only as it won’t be available for trading on BitKan’s P2P exchange. Users will receive BCC equal to whatever BTC balance their BitKan accounts hold.

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.