Hexx Coin Fork Info Unveiled

Hexx coin fork is due to occur on March 2, 2018, on block 222665, after the release of the new wallet
28 February 2018   513

Hexx coin poses itself as a privacy focused digital currency with stable client and ongoing development. Hexxcoin implements Zerocoin protocol to ensure anonymity for coin users. Hexxcoin users may convert non-anonymous coins into anonymous ones, which can be sent to other users of the Hexxcoin network, and these transactions cannot be traced by any third party. All of that can be done inside a core wallet without any additional software.

On February 27, 2018 Hexx coin announced that it will undergo the fork on March, 2 on block 222665.

Hexx coin fork info
Hexx coin fork announcement

Moreover, it was reported that Xnodes will go live right after the fork, and the new wallet will be released before the fork. The users were recommended to update to a new wallet. Exchanges Cryptopia and Yobit will be notified accordingly.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Hexx coin:

Average price: $1,66
Market cap: $2 539 727
24h volume: $20 159

Atlanta's computer network infected with Bitcoin ransomware

Hackers breached the governmental computer network in Atlanta to infect with ransomware and demand payment in Bitcoin
23 March 2018   133

Cryptocurrency ransomware of different flavors has been around practically as long as cryptocurrencies themselves. And now the city of Atlanta, US has come under the attack.

The governmental computer system has been infected by the ransomware virus early in Thursday, and this has caused a massive disruption in several departments. In particular the bill payments and court information services has been affected. Later in the morning several city employees found a ransom letter on their computers with demands for $51,000 in Bitcoin.

In the afternoon of the same day officials held a press-conference, but were unable to provide any particular information about the attack since the investigation was just commenced and in the early stages. The question whether or not they were going to pay the ransom were also left unanswered.

Atlanta is one the major economics hubs in the Southern US with several large international companies and the world's busiest airport located in the city. Apparently, the city officials have no qualms about going for all the available help in such a high-resonance case, hence the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and even the Secret Service authorities are now on the ground.

Of course, there is little chance of systems being unlocked even if the ransom is paid, the security experts say. So, the city is probably in for a long road to full recovery of its computer facilities. The officials have even started making plans in preparation for long and tedious recovery process.