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Hackers exploit Bitcoin bug to print 235 million Pigeoncoins

By Uzair Amir
It has been confirmed by the Pigeoncoin developers that a recently discovered bug in Bitcoin’s code has now been exploited to print approx. 235m Pigeoncoins ($15,458). It must be noted that Pigeoncoin is a newly launched and somewhat lesser known digital currency. The reason the extraordinary feat was...


Japan is experimenting with a blockchain-powered voting system

Japan is the latest country to consider using blockchain for voting. Tsukuba is set to become the country’s first city to trial blockchain-powered digital voting. The system will rely on the Japanese equivalent of social security cards to verify voter identity. Currently, the solution is being used to allow citizens to...


KICKICO Hacked: Cybercriminal Steals $7.7 Million from ICO Platform

Again some bad news for cryptocurrency users.
KICKICO, a blockchain-based initial coin offering (ICO) support platform, has fallen victim to a suspected cyber attack and lost more than 70 million KICK tokens (or KickCoins) worth an estimated $7.7 million.
In a statement released on its Medium post on July 26, the company...


How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency Blockchain in Python

Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology have taken the world by surprise —from their humble beginnings a few years ago to current everyday conversation point.
Typically, a blockchain refers to a distributed ledger technology that constitutes a “chain of blocks.” Every block in the blockchain has a...


New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

Security researchers have discovered an interesting piece of malware that infects systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware, depending upon their configurations to decide which of the two schemes could be more profitable.
While ransomware is a type of malware that locks your computer and prevents you from...