What to Know About Monero, the Black Market Cryptocurrency That's Going Mainstream

What to Know About Monero, the Black Market Cryptocurrency That’s Going Mainstream

Over the weekend, we learned that hackers were using YouTube ads to take over computers and force them to mine cryptocurrency . These types of attacks (known as cryptojacking ) are only becoming more common, but a closer look at the practice reveals that it’s usually tied to one particular currency : Monero. Released in 2014, Monero was designed to keep its users anonymous. That’s made it a popular cryptocurrency for the dark web black market, where dealers accept it in exchange for guns, drugs and stolen credit cards, according to a Wired report in early 2017. But in […]

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