Quantum swaps with Tokens.net

Quantum Project has merged with Tokens.net and will initiate an automatic swap procedure on June 15
04 June 2018   1120

Due to a volatility and returns pressure during recent months, Quantum Project has decided to merge with a crypto exchange Tokens.net. To complete the merge process, Quantum QAU token will be automatically swapped into Tokens.net DTR token. The exchange will publish an address on June 15 that will automatically convert QAU token for DTR and return them to the sender's address in a corresponding amount.

As the merge occurred effectively on June 1, Quantum Project ceased to exist. Conversion will be active June 15 through September 15. The rate is set at 1 QAU : 3.9 DTR. Tokens.net aims to deliver transparency, safety and reliability. DTR (Dynamic Trading Rights) is a deflationary token that the exchange would buy back for proceeds generated from trading fees on its exchange.

Price-wise, Tokens.net market characteristics at the moment of publication are as follows:

Average price 0.050310 USD
Market cap 60,475,059 USD
Volume (24H) 8,542 USD

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.