Monero ‘falling wedge’ breakout positions XMR price for 75% rally

Monero (XMR) price dropped by nearly 10% three days after establishing a week-to-date high around $290 on April 24. Nonetheless, several technical indicators suggest that the XMR/USD pair is poised to resume its uptrend over the next few months. Falling wedge breakout underway Notably, XMR’s price broke out of its “falling wedge” structure in late […]

Monero crypto of choice as ransomware ‘double extortion’ attacks increase 500%

A new report by blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace highlights the growing role that privacy-focused cryptocurrencies such as Monero are playing in the rising tide of ransomware. “Current Trends in Ransomware” delves into trends observed during 2021 but was only released this week. The firm revealed there was almost a 500% increase in “double extortion” ransomware […]

Monero community reaches consensus for July hard fork

As told by Monero (XMR) developers over the weekend, on July 16, the Monero network passed a community consensus to initiate a mainnet hard fork at block height 2,668,888. The popular privacy coin’s hard fork will include increasing the chain’s ring size from 11 to 16, adding view tags to outputs to reduce wallet scanning […]

Monero defies crypto market slump with 10% XMR price rally — what’s next?

Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) rallied by nearly 9.5% in the past week compared with the crypto market’s decline of 8.5% in the same period. What’s more, the XMR/USD pair has broken above a strong, multi-month resistance trendline, hinting at more upside ahead. XMR price action  XMR’s price was down by a modest 0.87% on April […]

Monero price rises 20% after Atomic Swap implementation

Monero (XMR), the largest privacy-focused cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has posted a 20% price surge following the launch of the Atomic Swap implementation program last week. On Friday, the Monero Project officially announced a rollout of the Atomic Swap implementation developed by the cross-blockchain protocol COMIT Network, aiming to simplify trades between XMR and Bitcoin (BTC). […]

Kraken to delist Monero for UK customers by the end of November

In an email quoted by Reddit users, Kraken, the world’s eighth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced it would be delisting privacy coin Monero (XMR) in compliance with regulations in the United Kingdom. The platform will cease all XMR trading activities, set XMR wallets to withdraw-only, and force-liquidate any existing XMR margin positions after Nov. […]

SiennaSwap adds Bitcoin, Monero trading pairs in push for privacy-focused DeFi

Cross-chain DeFi protocol Sienna Network has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) trading pairs on its decentralized exchange, giving users the ability to transact privately in two of the world’s most recognizable cryptocurrencies.  Effective immediately, users of the privacy-focused SiennaSwap DEX will have the ability to trade BTC and XMR against the protocol’s native Sienna […]

Monero community concerned as leading mining pool nears 51% of ecosystem’s total hash rate

On Tuesday, privacy coin Monero (XMR) mining pool MineXMR’s hash rate surpassed over 1.4 GH/s, accounting for 44% of the hash rate of the XMR network. MineXMR has about 13,000 miners and charges a 1% pool fee. According to a screenshot from Archive.org last August, the pool only contributed to 34% of the hash rate […]

Monero, Kyber Network and Tornado Cash break out as traders pile into privacy protocols

Stocks and cryptocurrencies saw a notable bounce on March 9 even though war, rising inflation and historically high oil prices have investors uncertain about the future. Bitcoin (BTC) price surged to $42,600 in the early trading hours and several altcoins followed suit with double-digit gains. Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: […]

Australian Beverage Giant Faces Monero Ransom Demand of Nearly $1M

Another ransomware attack has hit the Australia-based drinks manufacturer, Lion. This is the second attack on the company in less than one week. The cybercriminals behind the attack are threatening to double the ransom amount if Lion does not pay by the specified date. The currency of choice for the particular attack is Monero (XMR). […]