3/26/2020
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Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are intertwined with ransomware attacks and are generally hackers' currency of choice, notes Sam Bocetta. He writes that the reason goes beyond the encryption and anonymity of cryptocurrencies: The transactions are easy to follow on the public exchanges, so hackers know when the ransom has been paid, but this same transparency makes cryptocurrency networks among the worst places to store money for the long term.

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