Dash integrated into Wirex platform

Dash cryptocurrencyhas been integrated into the online banking Wirex platform
03 October 2017   2222

The online banking platform Wirex signes a partnership with Dash Core, which aims to integrate the Dash cryptocurrency into the WIrex payment cards. Thus, users will be able to pay with Dash in more than 40 million stores working with the Visa system and cash it in 210 countries around the world.

Our clients will be able to convert BTC to Dash and back with a minimum commission, directly buy Dash for a currency (EUR, USD, GBP) and withdraw it through classic ATMs. They will be able to pay in the usual way, with a plastic card or a mobile application, in stores and cafes.
 

Pavel Matveev
Wirex co-founder

According to Matveev, the integration of the full-featured Dash wallet into the Wirex platform will be completed within two months. Wirex also intends to offer customers contactless Bitcoin payments and other financial products based on Bitcoin.

Adding Dash to Wirex will support Dash in becoming an increasingly popular everyday payment instrument around the world.
 

Wirex team

It is noteworthy, that the British exchange CEX.io has also added Dash trading at the end of September.

Dash cryptocurrency price chart on coinmarketcap.com
Dash cryptocurrency price chart on coinmarketcap.com

Meanwhile, at the time of writing, the Dash cryptocurrency price is about $311.48, its market capitalization is $2,365,089,308.

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.