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      Hackers Reroute ISP Traffic to Steal $83,000 in Bitcoins – CoinDesk – Nermin Hajdarbegovic

      Dell SecureWorks reports that up to $9,000 in bitcoin and altcoins such as dogecoin was stolen per day.

      During the attack, miners believed they were still mining for their pool, while the flow of cryptocurrency generated by their mining operations redirected elsewhere. Researchers believe the culprits employed BGP hijacking to redirect the traffic, using spoofed commands to redirect traffic from ISPs.

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      ChangeTip Brings Bitcoin Micropayments to YouTube, Google+ and Tumblr – CoinDesk – Nermin Hajdarbegovic

      As well as specific fiat amounts, tips are also denominated in everyday items, including a ‘coffee’ ($1.50), a ‘hamburger’ ($2.50) and – bizarrely – a ‘kitten’ ($3.00).

      Users can also create their own custom denominations, such as ‘3 beers’ or ‘2 coffees’. More elaborate denominations, like ‘a trip to Paris’ are also possible, within limits. The default maximum tip is $25, but this can be adjusted in the user’s account settings.

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