Davincij15; The guy who was just featured on this Reddit for blowing everyone’s mind with his Bitcoin thoughts in 2011 (when BTC was only$1) and predicting the Mt Gox hack before it happened… Well apparently he has an interest in Vericoin $VRC, A project with a market cap of only 2 million.
Some guy on a cryptocurrency discord channel sent an `hta` file attachment, and that file was followed by the famous bitcoin “drops over time”. The file contains the following script, which I downloaded and put on pastebin for review:
I have no idea what these files do (and don’t have the resources to play with VMs right now). TeamViewer is probably thrown in there to make it look innocent. It could be that the extraction program runs and links to `tv.dll` file and does something with the system? No idea. The assembly of that shared library isn’t that clear. If you’re an expert at this, please feel free to analyze the file and tell us what it does.
**I guess I don’t need to warn people here: If you’re not an expert at this, don’t play with the files**.
So, my message to you guys: If you see an image and a download symbol, be sure to read the file extension. Don’t download files, and if you do, certainly don’t double click on these files. I’m a C++ developer since over 10 years and didn’t know what `hta` files are until today! I guess we learn something new every day!
Wednesday at 6:30pm, the Edmonton Bitcoin Meetup will be hosting Steve Barbour of Upstream Data coming in from Lloydminster to talk about utilizing flared (i.e otherwise wasted) natural gas for mining. It is a unique situation where consumption of energy can be moved to the source, which allows tapping into sources of energy that aren’t connected to the energy grid to provide security for the network:
Steve was also recently on the Stephan Livera podcast, which is a great listen if you are into this kind of topic: [https://stephanlivera.com/2018/10/20/slp27-turning-stranded-natural-gas-into-bitcoin-mining-hashes-with-steve-barbour-of-upstream-data/](https://stephanlivera.com/2018/10/20/slp27-turning-stranded-natural-gas-into-bitcoin-mining-hashes-with-steve-barbour-of-upstream-data/)
On Saturday from 9am-5pm, we are also hosting a Bitcoin Hack Day to get people together to build stuff and explore project ideas. A casual, non-competitive event where the goal is to simply get productive on something you are interested in.
Looks like the result of an investigation that AMLT has made on the Maplechange exchange is marking it as an exit scam that everyone was accusing it of.