BTC-e activates funds withdrawal

New official announcement of well-known cryptocurrency exchange
02 September 2017   2173

At the 2nd of September, on the new BTC-e domain, the ability of partial funds withdrawal should be activated. This is report by the exchange itself.

Tomorrow, September 2, 2017, it will be possible to withdraw 55% of the funds from the account in coins,only with your refusal of our debt obligations to the remaining 45% of funds in the form of tokens.
More details about the conditions, the principle of calculation and the form of output will be available tomorrow.

BTC-e team

Team also unleased the information about accounts of that users, who is going to stay and wait for new platform's launch.

  1. Your profile will be automatically transferred with all the security settings (password, 2fa, IP white list)
  2. All your funds will be transferred to a new site.
  3. On the day the site is launched, the balance sheet will be recalculated at the market rate and will be credited to accounts with a higher ratio than 55/45.
  4. Tokens will be credited to your account balance, which you can use for bidding and issuing codes.

What about the launch date? 

The launch date for the new platform, which will operate in the legal field of AML, KYC and the necessary licenses with bids (web, api) and the possibility of input and output (Fiat, coins, codes) is planned no later than September 15, 2017. 

BTC-e team

It worth reminding that BTC-e is available at NZ domain since 31st of August. 

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.