For the second time in months, Verge XVG is being hacked by generating fake timestamps to lower the difficulty adjustment algorithm so as to monopolize the mining of new coins. Attack is made possible due to the larger attack surface of Verge's relatively sophisticated design.
Verge is a cryptocurrency with a blockchain designed to run over Tor and IP2 protocols so as to obscure the IP and geolocation of transactions rendering them anonymous and private.
I LOVE LISTS. Always have. When I was 14, I wrote down every dirty word I knew on file cards and placed them in alphabetical order. I have a thing about collections, and a list is a collection with purpose.
WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to examine as many as 100 hedge funds focused on cryptocurrencies, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The initiative is separate from the dozens of enforcement investigations already under way, which largely target initial coin offerings, or digital tokens that startups offer in exchange for investments. The SEC has pushed aggressively to police the unregulated world of ICOs, saying that many token deals flout investor-protection laws.
We share plenty of features with apes, but the shape of our feet isn't one of them. So that makes the discovery of human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still be getting around on ape-like feet – a surprising one.