Slush 2018: World's Leading Startup Event

The cutting-edge technology conference, Slush 2018, is coming to Helsinki, Finland on December 4th - 5th. We can’t wait to enjoy the new amazing experiences it brings this year!
24 August 2018   939

Slush is one of the most impressive events in the world of new disruptive technologies. It is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become the leading event of its kind in the world. The philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Slush is a place which gathers the representatives from startups with pitching ideas, investors looking for the next successful projects, tech thinkers eager to discuss the latest trends, and celebrities giving their visions for the future. Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees.

In 2017, Slush brought together 20,000 attendees, including 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors and 600 journalists from over 130 countries. The cold and dark Helsinki welcomed these tech-heads to a week-long celebration, including Slush Music, new Slush Y verticals, and hundreds of side-events and activities around the city. Slush Week 2018 takes place on Dec 4–5.

slush 2018 helsinkiSlush Conference team is passionate about new technololgies and aspires to provide the readers with the up-to-date information regarding new emerging technologies and startups, for instance in December 2017 we have attended TechCrunch Disrupt, where we had a really nice chat with Michael Granin, a NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator at Foundation. This year we became the approved media partners of Web Summit 2018. has applied for a participation in such an outstanding event as Slush 2018, which gather the ground shaking entrepreneurs, renowned investors, political influencers and tech-heads from all corners around the world. We are really interested in the latest technological trends, and we are eager to provide our readers with the way-out news from the very heart of Slush 2018.

Slush 2018 hosts such awesome speakers as Anisha Singh, the Founder and CEO of; Brian Halligan, the co-founder and CEO of HubSpot; Joel Flory, the co-founder and CEO of VSCO; Andras Forgacs, the co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, and many others.

slush  helsinkiSlush Conference team aspires to attend the Slush 2018 and enjoy it to the fullest, making sure to deliver the most valuable info regarding the best projects presented at the conference, and sharing our impressions of the event with our readers.

Now we are waiting for the confirmation of our application so that we would be able to provide you with the news from one of the most interesting events of the year.

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.