How to Hack Bitcoin

Bitcoin users are quick to point out that Bitcoin cannot be hacked but the sad fact is that millions of dollars worth of bitcoins have been stolen by hackers over the last few years and the problem is on the increase.     Recently $64 Million worth of Bitcoin was stolen from Slovenian mining operation, Nicehash. Full story – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/07/bitcoin-64m-cryptocurrency-stolen-hack-attack-marketplace-nicehash-passwords   What are the most popular ways to hack Bitcoin?     Stealing Private Keys; The first thing to understand is that no one really owns a Bitcoin. The public bitcoin ledger…

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Spectre and Meltdown are going straight for your Private Keys – How safe is your hardware wallet?

The BBC reported today that the tech industry kept the latest threat to our online life secret for six months, hiding behind non-disclosure agreements.     Apparently, there are two bugs, known as Meltdown and Spectre, which exploit security vulnerabilities in Intel, AMD, and ARM processors in all types o devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.   Meltdown affects all devices with Intel chips, which are estimated to be in 90% of all computers (desktop and laptop combined), the BBC reported. Intel stock price had its own Meltdown today…

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EOT, 2018 and Beyond

We are living in a world that is becoming more and more connected and with the advent of devices that are connected to the Internet [IoT] and Artificial Intelligence [AI] – the need for Encryption methods to protect against cyber attacks is growing in importance.   As people, we are connected to the internet constantly, mostly with our phones,  and thus we have already seen development in areas of blockchain encrypted communication with new devices such as the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain smartphone, the BitVault®.   There are…

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EOT, the Year in Review – 2017

What is EOT?  EOT is a new cryptocurrency started in July 2017. EOT can be used for Peer-2-Peer payments and confirmations are lighting fast with a new block mined every 90 seconds. In addition to the use of EOT as a currency, the main innovation behind EOT, is to use it for the encryption of devices connected to the internet also known as IoT [The Internet of Things]. IoT devices have increasingly become a target for online hacking and security breaches.   Thus the phrase:  IoT needs EOT   Below is…

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2017 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hacks, Scams and Attacks

As the total cryptocurrency value continues to rise, so do the hacks, scams, and attacks in our new digital economy.  From false ICO’s, wallet hacks and deliberate scams, approximately $490 million was taken from the unsuspecting. CoinDesk examines the seven biggest cybercrimes involving the blockchain and cryptocurrency.  Watch this short video to learn more.       Read the full article – Click Here      What are your predictions for 2018?   Click on the links below to see what some are predicting. Give a Crypto Gift this year, no…

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More Bullish Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2018

Tom Lee, a market strategist from Fundstrat, is buying in this so-called “Bitcoin pullback”.  He has now increased his mid-2018 Bitcoin price target to $20000 from the initial prediction of $11,500.   No doubt the price has dipped due to profit taking, however, newcomers to this market could be running scared thinking they have already lost.  For fear of losing out (FOMO), some people have mortgaged their homes, while others bought on credit – consider this, the rule of thumb is never to invest more than you can afford to lose in…

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Bitcoin, Dash, Bitcoin Cash… and other Altcoins to Watch in 2018

The Cryptocurrency Craze that started in 2017 will indeed overlap into 2018. The total coin market cap has topped $600Billion, a combination of Bitcoin, altcoins including ICO’s. 2017 has been a year where the cryptocurrency market was ignited by increased Government adoption, regulation, institutional investment, consumer, merchant, and investor adoption.  Mainstream Media has been captivated by this market and fueled the cryptocurrency craze with speculation a big driver of the Bitcoin price as well as some of the altcoins.         So which Cryptocurrencies are on this 2018 “Watch List”?  …

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BitVault® Key Note – The World’s First Blockchain phone

There is much interest in the World’s First Blockchain phone the BitVault®.  Hein Marais, CEO of Embedded Downloads, the developers of the World’s First Blockchain phone delivers this Key Note, an opportunity to learn more about this revolutionary Blockchain phone that uses cryptography for encryption, namely EOT. BitVault® is owned and developed by Embedded Downloads, with development offices in Limerick, Ireland and New Delhi, India. Embedded Downloads specializes in secure hardware and software relating to the “Internet of Things”, IoT.     Key Note Discussion Points: Introduction to the BitVault®, the…

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Cryptocurrency Craze – Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2018

The world has gone crazy for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general… a current marketcap of $600Billion.  When did this all begin?  Bitcoin prices started to rise after Japan made Bitcoin a legal payment system on 1 April 2017, a perfect example of Government adoption.  This gave rise to the Japanese Yen dominating Bitcoin trading ranging from 50% to 60% in 24 hour periods according to Cryptocompare analysis … thus giving rise to the “Mrs. Watanabe” investor adoption.     On closer inspection according to Deutsche Bank and reported by Bloomberg, ……

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Inside the BitVault®

There has been much anticipation around how BitVault®, the World’s First Blockchain phone works, we are excited and interested to take a look inside the BitVault®…   Firstly, what is the BitVault®?  The BitVault® is a revolutionary new product that is built around security and privacy enabled through Blockchain technology.  The BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone, is Biometric Security enabled through fingerprint and iris scanning and this authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your BitVault® locked and private – in actual fact, “You are the Key” says Hein Marais, CEO…

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