“Bitcoin is unstable without the block size size limit” [‘This post aims to provide commentary on a paper by Arvind Narayanan & a group of Princeton researchers. I attempt to challenge some of the assumptions presented about the BTC mining incentives system & propose a different interpretation.’]

"Bitcoin is unstable without the block size size limit" ['This post aims to provide commentary on a paper by Arvind Narayanan & a group of Princeton researchers. I attempt to challenge some of the assumptions presented about the BTC mining incentives system & propose a different interpretation.'] submitted by /u/eragmus
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Researchers Uncover Cerber as Largest Ransomware-As-A-Service Ring

Check Point researchers have discovered the sophisticated organization of Cerber, a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), which is reported to have had a total estimated profit of $ 195,000 in July alone. Based on data collected by the researchers they found that the RaaS ring currently runs 161 active campaigns, infecting around 150,000 victims in 201 countries in the […]

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Researchers Reveal Altcoin to Reward Participating in DDoS Attacks

A pair of researchers has developed a cryptocurrency called DDoSCoin that rewards users for participating in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The currency only works when the user’s computer targets a TLS-enabled website. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, a cryptographic protocol for secure Internet communication. Researchers Eric Wustrow at the University of Colorado […]

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