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In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife’s medication and paid the employees of his startup business in Venezuela — all in bitcoin.
Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new malware which steals cryptocurrencies from a user’s wallet by replacing their address with its own in the device’s clipboard. Criminals are targeting popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash, Monero and others.
The total cryptocurrency market capitalization has increased to $200 billion in November from the $40 billion at the beginning of 2017. The rapid growth in the cryptocurrency market value is due to the surges in the price of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple.
Bitcoin price jumped on Wednesday after the developers called off the upcoming hard fork. The world’s largest cryptocurrency hit a fresh record high of $7,848.31 on Wednesday, according to industry website CoinDesk. The controversial software upgrade called SegWit2x, which would have split bitcoin in two, is expected to take effect in mid-November.