Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet Says It Offers 1,000 EOS Accounts for Free

A crypto wallet provider says it has launched a giveaway that allows 1,000 users to get a free EOS account. Lumi Wallet notes the giveaway is taking place on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead of answering quiz questions, preparing a submission or entering into a lottery system, all that participants need to do is sign up in EOS for free. The promotion will end when all of the accounts have been snapped up. The company says the giveaway is in partnership with Minergate and Changelly, and comes as Lumi vies to become…

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Bitcoin 

‘Free Bitcoin’ Scam Propagated on YouTube Steals Crypto via Clipboard Hijacking

The Qulab information-stealing and clipboard hijacker trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin (BTC) generator, BleepingComputer reports on May 29. According to the report, security researcher Frost reached out to BleepingComputer about the trojan scam, saying that YouTube would take down the fraudulent videos when reported, but new accounts and videos would subsequently pop up with the same MO. The videos reportedly describe a tool that lets users earn free bitcoin, with a link in the video description. The links then direct to…

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Ethereum 

App Offering Free Bitcoin and Ether to Users Is a Scam, Malware Hunter Warns

An app that claims to give users the chance to earn $45 a day in free bitcoin (BTC) is a scam, according to a tweet by an “independent malware hunter” posted on May 20. The software, known as Bitcoin Collector, is advertised on a website that supposedly enables users to share a unique URL with their friends with payouts of 3 ether (ETH) (worth about $800 at press time) for every 1,000 people who click on it. But according to a security researcher who goes by the nickname Frost on Twitter, the app is a…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Card and Wallet Offers Free Spotify and Netflix Subscriptions

A payments and cryptocurrency platform offering a Visa card that can be used anywhere has unveiled a range of cashback benefits designed to attract modern consumers and frequent travelers. Crypto.com says it now offers free Netflix and Spotify subscriptions to its MCO Visa Card holders. Users who pay for their subscription with the MCO Visa Card can receive a 100 percent rebate on the cost of their plan, dependent on the type of card they have signed up for. The platform is also offering 10 percent rebate on Expedia bookings…

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Blockchain 

‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

College campuses are the second largest cryptocurrency miners across industry verticals, according to research by tech conglomerate Cisco published in PCMag on March 5. Cisco’s security researchers reportedly investigated cryptocurrency mining activity across various industry verticals. The research was carried out with Cisco’s security product Umbrella, which monitors clients’ network connections to screen malicious activity, including possibly dubious crypto mining. Per the report, university campuses are ranked the second biggest miners of digital currency across industry verticals at 22 percent, second only to the energy and utilities sector, with about…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Browser Brave Offers Free Access to Premium Content on News Site Cheddar

Blockchain-enabled web browser Brave has partnered with news website Cheddar to offer its users three months of free access to premium content, a press release reports Jan. 29. According to the press release, Brave Browser users will automatically obtain access to premium content on Cheddar’s website, without action on the user’s end. Jon Steinberg, founder and CEO of Cheddar, said that “the idea of unlocking our premium feeds for Brave users via crypto funding, with no sign-up, seemed like a natural way to engage a passionate community.” The Brave browser…

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Bitcoin 

Payment Services Provider Aliant Introduces Free Crypto Processing to Some Merchants

United States merchant services provider and payment processing firm Aliant Payments has announced it will offer free crypto transaction processing to some merchants, according to a press release Jan. 29. Aliant’s crypto processing product for merchants, dubbed CryptoBucks, was launched in 2017. As the firm announced today, free crypto processing via the platform is now available “to qualifying merchants that sign up for debit and credit card processing.” The company clarified that the merchants must be located in the U.S. or Europe. According to the press release, Aliant has partnered…

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Blockchain 

Festive, Free Automated Trading Bot Can Be Set Up in 10 Minutes

A cloud trading software platform argues the public has the chance to take advantage of volatility in the cryptocurrency marketplace through automated trading – “maximizing their opportunities” and enabling their assets to appreciate. Trade Santa says its cloud software platform is designed to automate simple strategies relied upon by thousands of traders around the world. Its bot is free to use, and the company hopes to ensure capitalizing on fluctuations in cryptocurrencies doesn’t need to be a full-time job. The team behind the Santa Bot says it takes about 10…

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Blockchain 

New Free Metal Card With Crypto Perks to Be Launched in the US

On November 16, the Hong Kong-based blockchain startup Crypto.com announced that it is planning to issue its prepaid card, MCO Visa Card, in the United States. The company says the card has been approved for launch in partnership with its local bank partner Metropolitan Commercial Bank. Its metal cards promise up to two percent token rewards with its native MCO token, airport lounge access (select cards), tap-and-pay functionality, as well as competitive interbank rates. Convert crypto to fiat with a few taps According to Crypto.com, users of the MCO Visa…

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