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"Cryptojacking" Malware Attacks Are on the Rise 1

One recent cryptojacking attack that was discovered affected a number of sites using the content management system Drupal. That CMS currently powers just over 4% of sites on the web and about 1% of those were apparently infected in the attack.

Ethereum Reportedly Under Scrutiny by Regulators

Among those calling out Ethereum is former Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Gary Gensler. In a speech last week, Genslet said, “There is a strong case that one or both of ETH and [Ripple’s] XRP are noncompliant securities."

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies Bouncing Back?

2018 has not been kind to crypto, with Bitcoin in particular falling from that $20k highpoint back down to the $7,000 range. However, as the Independent notes, the past 24 hours have given enthusiasts a glimmer of hope as signs of a potential bounce-back have started to show themselves.

Bancor Wallet Launches to Make Crypto Conversions Easy

This week Bancor debuted their Bancor Wallet, which currently allows users to convert between 65 different cryptocurrencies. The wallet also allows customers to purchase crypto with a credit or debit card and convert to any available token.

One in Five Students Say They've Used Loan Money to Buy Crypto

On the one hand you could argue that getting students to learn about investing early on is actually a good thing, even if they're using loan money to do it. Then again one of the important lessons of investing is not to risk anything you can't afford to lose.

Google Banning Cryptocurrency-Related Ads with Latest Policy Update

Google is planning to ban cryptocurrency-related advertisements from their ad products. This will cover any crypto content, including ads for cryptocurrency wallets, initial coin offerings, and more.

PayPal Patent Seeks to Speed Up Crypto Payments

It's no surprise that PayPal is trying to push cryptocurrencies forward — especially in terms of accepting them as payments. First the company started partnering with Bitcoin payment processors as far back as 2014. It will be interesting to see if PayPal's plan for zippier crypto transactions will catch on...

Are Taxpayers Properly Reporting Cryptocurrency Capital Gains?

Just like with more traditional investments, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers profits made from buying and selling cryptocurrencies to be capital gains and they want to collect taxes on them. However it seems very few crypto buyers are actually reporting their gains.