A ‘Fortnite’ Cheat Maker Duped Players Into Downloading a Bitcoin Miner

A 'Fortnite' cheat maker duped players into downloading a Bitcoin miner

  • Sneakily-injected code that mines cryptocurrencies with unsuspecting users’ computers has popped up in all sorts of new and strange contexts recently—from torrent sites to internet-connected toasters.
  • On Thursday, TorrentFreak reported that Epic Games is suing a player who distributed Bitcoin mining code to unsuspecting users who thought they were downloading cheats for the popular free-to-play game Fortnite.
  • “While the ‘cheat’ does not appear to be a functional Fortnite cheat,” reads a court filing posted by TorrentFreak, “it functions as a bitcoin miner that infects the user’s computer with a virus that causes the user’s computer to mine bitcoin for the benefit of an unknown third party.”
  • Bitcoin mining code hijacks an unsuspecting user’s computer resources and can impact performance significantly while it’s running.
  • The Fortnite scheme makes some sense, because gaming computers often make use of specialized hardware to render graphics, which also happens to be perfectly suited to mining cryptocurrencies.

And now he’s being sued.
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  • China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy — a historic boom that pulled about 800 million Chinese out of dire poverty while simultaneously putting downward pressure on wages across the world’s wealthiest countries — is arguably the most important economic story in the last 50 years.
  • Along with consolidating President Xi Xinping’s already significant power over China’s ruling party, the highly secretive, twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress, which will start Wednesday, is sure to focus on grinding out more economic growth.
  • To that end, Xinping is also expected to focus on strengthening the party’s grip over significant swaths of the economy, including industries like energy, banking and telecommunication industries.
  • The government hopes to “coax” additional capital investment — that is things like plants, infrastructure and real estate — into the economy from private players.
  • But if you look across global markets, you can see that capital doesn’t necessarily want to cooperate, and in fact, appears eager to slip the grip of the party.

China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy — a historic boom that pulled about 800 million Chinese out of dire poverty while simultaneously putting downward pressure on wages across the world’s wealthiest countries — is arguably the most important economic story in the last 50 years. But where does […]
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Jamie Dimon says he’s not going to talk about bitcoin anymore

  • During Citigroup’s earnings call Thursday, Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said, “We think the area of cryptocurrency and digital currency is an area worthy of exploration.”
  • Gerspach said Citi’s labs in Tel Aviv and Dublin are looking at digital currencies, cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
  • Another digital currency, ethereum, traded mildly higher near $307.
  • Many digital currency enthusiasts see ethereum as the foundation for the next generation of the internet.
  • The bank then became a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance in February, and partnered with the developers of privacy-focused digital currency Zcash in May.

After the CEO of JPMorgan Chase caused a stir by calling bitcoin a ‘fraud’ last month, he says he’s not commenting any further.
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Jamie Dimon says he’s not going to talk about bitcoin anymore

  • Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said he is no longer going to discuss bitcoin after his comments last month that the digital currency was a “fraud” caused quite the stir on Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
  • But I’m not going to talk about bitcoin anymore,” said Dimon in response to a question during the bank’s third-quarter earnings call with media on Thursday.
  • JPMorgan CFO Marianne Lake then took over the conversation.
  • “We are open-minded for digital currencies that are properly controlled and regulated,” she said, also discussing the potential merits of blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.

After the CEO of JPMorgan Chase caused a stir by calling bitcoin a ‘fraud’ last month, he says he’s not commenting any further.
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Jamie Dimon says he’s not going to talk about bitcoin anymore

  • Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said he is no longer going to discuss bitcoin after his comments last month that the digital currency was a “fraud” caused quite the stir on Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
  • But I’m not going to talk about bitcoin anymore,” said Dimon in response to a question during the bank’s third-quarter earnings call with media on Thursday.
  • “We are open-minded for digital currencies that are properly controlled and regulated,” she said, also discussing the potential merits of blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin.
  • Dimon told an investor conference last month that bitcoin was a fraud “worse than tulip bulbs.”
  • His comments ran contrary to many on Wall Street who have begun to embrace, or at least experiment, with bitcoin and the blockchain technology it utilizes.

After the CEO of JPMorgan Chase caused a stir by calling bitcoin a ‘fraud’ last month, he says he’s not commenting any further.
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Revealed: The Real Secret of Green Power Powered by Blockchain

  • Without higher investment into renewable energy, the fight against climate change will not be successful.
  • 2008, when prices in the global oil market have reached record levels, developed countries have started to increase their use of alternative energy sources and develop renewable energy programs.
  • With new technologies and decreasing prices for renewable energy production, the shift from dirty to clean energy became foreseeable.
  • One of the ways used to increase renewable energy production and its use in the world is to create the necessary clean energy supply according to the market price, but to reach this, somebody has to finance the renewable energy production.
  • Sharing economic principles in the energy market could solve the problems faced by the producers of renewable energy projects and generate good returns for everyone.


We’ve had bigger storms than this
” – said U.S. President Donald Trump to reporters when asked if Hurricane Irma had changed his views on…
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Massively Distributed EOS-derived Blockchain XenonNetwork to Begin Token Distribution

  • XenonNetwork (http://xenon.network/), an enterprise-scale blockchain launching in July 2018 begins a massive distribution of their native Xenon (XNN) ERC-20 compatible tokens to over 400,000 active ethereum addresses at the beginning of October.
  • The organization proposes to distribute the Xenon tokens as follows: – – — 30 percent of Xenon tokens will be distributed to ethereum addresses containing more than or equal to 0.1 ether in early October.
  • — 20 percent of Xenon tokens will be distributed to bitcoin holders based on proof-of-holdings in November.
  • In July 2018, these ERC-20 tokens will be redeemable for native tokens on the newly launched blockchain.
  • “We believe that distribution and adoption are the most important factors determining the success of a blockchain project.

XenonNetwork , an enterprise-scale blockchain launching in July 2018 begins a massive distribution of their native Xenon ERC-20 compatible tokens to over 400,000 active ethereum addresses at the beginning of October.
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