Archive: Crypto

Mark Cuban’s new blockchain-based messaging platform

This week Mark Cuban unveiled the Mercury Protocol, an open-source messaging platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. The goals of the Mercury Protocol are to enable sending messages across multiple platforms, increase user engagement through rewards, and protect user privacy by getting rid of the need for ad servers that collect and store user information. […] Continue reading.

Breakdown: Brute-forcing a passphrase given an incorrect passphrase.

A careless user has exposed their cryptocurrency passphrase on an online forum or social media site. They have written it down by hand, and must have made some sort of mistake because they are unable to access their wallet with the passphrase.¬†They figure there’s no harm in posting it publicly online, since it’s incorrect. A […] Continue reading.