Monero price reaches $96 as added to Bithumb

Monero price reaches all-time high $97 as being added to Bithumb
23 August 2017   3571

Monero cryptocurrency price reaches a new record rising to $96.09 right after Bithumb, the world’s most-used cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that it would soon add Monero trading pairs to the platform.

Monero price chart on coinmarketcap.com Monero price chart on coinmarketcap.com

Thus, on August 23th, the Bithumb exchange will begin accepting Monero deposits, and they will hold a special trading promotion through August 27th.

Bithumb to add XMR TokensBithumb to add XMR Tokens
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Notably, getting listed on Bithumb is a significant milestone for Monero as well as for any coin. Just have a look at Bitcoin Cash which price exceeded $900 during the past week.

Bithumb on the list on coinhills.com Bithumb on the list on coinhills.com

Thus, Bithumb has a daily volume of more than $1.15 billion which is $500 million greater than 2nd-ranked Poloniex.

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.