05-16-2018: Malicious Chrome Extensions Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency

Today’s Headlines:

  • Circle, a Goldman Sachs backed Fintech company, is looking to create a stablecoin, pegged to the USD and received a $110 million funding round (reported by CNN).
  • Cryptocurrency exchange, Kraken, will be donating $1 million USD to a non-profit called Coin Center (reported by Coindesk).
  • Researchers were able to detect malicious Chrome extensions that could be used for secret cryptocurrency mining (reported by Bitcoinist).
  • Binance is set to open trading for select TrueUSD (TUSD) trading pairs on Friday, May 18th, at 4:00 am (UTC) (reported by Bitcoinist).
  • The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hardfork to increase the block size from 8mb to 32mb is now completed (reported by CoinGeek).
  • Mitsubishi is partnering with Ripple to test out Ripple’s payment system within their global company for cross border payments (reported by Coindesk).

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