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500 Million Users Targeted by Websites for Online Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

HIGHLIGHTS New report claims 500 million users affected by mining 2.2 percent of top 100,000 websites using in-browser mining Mining happens without user consent A new report has claimed that several websites are targeting visitors to mine cryptocurrency without user consent through in-browser mining scripts. AdGuard, the adblocker tool to get rid of ads and online tracking, has come out ... Read More »

Beijing cryptocurrency exchanges told to announce trading halt: source

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading and immediately notify users of their closure, signaling a widening crackdown by authorities on the industry to contain financial risks. Exchanges were also told to stop allowing new user registrations as of Friday, according to a government notice. The notice was signed by the Beijing city group ... Read More »